2018 NASW National Conference Agenda

June 20-23, 2018 | Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC

The 2018 NASW National Conference offers informative and inspirational plenary sessions, breakout sessions, special events, networking opportunities, and a lively exhibit hall with vendors and related organizations. 

Participants can earn 20+ CEUs during the four-day event. Earn three CEUs by attending one of eight Pre-Conference Workshops, which run from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on June 20.

Choose a Pre-Conference Workshop when you register for the conference, or add one to your registration later (spaces fill up on a first-come, first-served basis).


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Wednesday
June 20, 2018


9 am – 6 pm

Registration and CE Desk

11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Pre-Conference Workshops


  • A Closer Look at NASW Cultural Competence Standards and Indicators: A Deeper Dive for Contemporary Social Work Practice Contexts
  • Disasters: No Community Is Immune
  • Ethics & Risk Management in the New Era of Social Work
  • Reframing Communication About Elder Abuse To Enhance Practice, Policy, and Education
  • Strategies for Professional Self-Care Across Your Career
  • Suicide Prevention Is Everyone’s Business
  • The Age of #MeToo: Working with Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Abuse
  • Thriving in Private Practice

3 – 6 pm

Opening Session

4:30 – 6 pm

Opening Keynote Presentation: Van Jones, Author and CNN Correspondent

6 – 7:30 pm

Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Thursday
June 21


7 am – 6 pm

Registration, Marketplace, and CE Desk

7:30 – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am – 10 am

Plenary Session: Shaping Tomorrow Together: Maximizing Opportunities To Create a Just Society

10 – 10:30 am

Break

10:30 am – noon

Concurrent Breakout Sessions I

noon – 1:30 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 – 3 pm

Keynote Presentation

3 – 3:30 pm

Break

3:30 – 5 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions II

5 – 6 pm

Networking, Meet Ups, Exhibits, Poster Presentations

7 – 9 pm

Social Work Film Festival

Friday
June 22


7 am – 6 pm

Information Center and CE Desk

7:30 – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10 am

Plenary Session II: Shaping Tomorrow Together - Healthcare

10 - 10:30 am

Break

10:30 am – noon

Concurrent Breakout Sessions III 

noon – 1:30 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 – 3 pm

Plenary Session III: Decision 2018: An Election Forecast

3:30 - 5 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions IV

5 – 6 pm

Networking, Meet Ups, Exhibits, Poster Presentations

7 – 9 pm

A Night at the Awards: A Night to Remember

Saturday
June 23


7 am – 2 pm

Conference Information Center and CE Desk

7:30 – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10 am

Plenary Session IV: Young Leaders Shaping Tomorrow

10:15 - 11:45 am

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

noon – 1 pm

Keynote Presentation: Author and Podcaster, Gretchen Rubin

1 – 1:15 pm

Closing Remarks and Adjournment

1:15 – 1:45 pm

Meet and Greet with Gretchen Rubin

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