2022 NASW National Conference

June 22-25, 2022 - Washington, DC

The time is right for social work

Experience the Meeting of the Profession

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Join more than 2,000 social workers, like-minded professionals, and social work thought leaders at NASW’s 2022 National Conference. Take advantage of unparalleled opportunities in professional development, continuing education, and networking. Engage in thought-provoking conversations tackling the most pressing issues facing the social work profession across the world.

  • Experience the latest education and insights from leaders in the social work field 
  • Earn CE Credit toward licensure
  • Engage with peers in the profession
  • Explore cutting-edge products, programs, and services in the Exhibit Hall

NASW Members: Early Bird $415 | Regular $475 

Non-NASW Members: Early Bird $640 | Regular $699

NASW Student Members: Early Bird $175 | Regular $225

NASW Retired Members: Early Bird $175 | Regular $225 

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Join more than 2,000 social workers, like-minded professionals, and social work thought leaders at NASW’s 2022 National Conference.

Cancellation Policy

Please keep the following policies and procedures in mind when completing the registration process for the 2022 NASW National Conference – The Time is Right for Social Work.

Written requests for refunds must be sent to NASW by email to naswconference@socialworkers.org. Refunds will be issued no later than 30days following receipt of the request and will follow the schedule below:

  1. For cancellation requests received before March 31, 2022: You will receive a 75 percent refund of your registration fee.
  2. For cancellation requests received April 1 – May 7, 2022: You will receive a 50 percent refund of your registration fee.
  3. After May 14, 2022: No refund will be issued for any reason.
  4. Payments for pre-conference workshops and continuing education credits are non-refundable.
  5. NASW regrets that refunds will not be given for "no-shows."

Program Schedule

(subject to change as program evolves)

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
9:00am - 6:00pm Registration
» Risk Management: When Ethical Dilemmas Become Violations
3 Ethics CEs
Elizabeth Cauble, Ph.D, MSW
Associate Social Work Program Coordinator (ret.), Kansas State University
Yvonne Chase, Ph.D., LCSW, ACSW
Associate Professor, University of Alaska/Anchorage
Joseph Monahan, JD, MSW, ACSW
Monahan Law Group
Dina Larsen, CPHRM
Senior Risk Analyst/Administrative Supervisor, Western Litigation
Phil Lawson, PhD, MS, MBA
VP Product Development and Risk, NASW Risk Retention Group
» A Person-Centered Approach to Working with Individuals Living with Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementias
3 Clinical CEs
Darby J. Morhardt, PhD, LCSW
Associate Professor, Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Maria P. Aranda, PhD, MPA, MSW
Executive Director USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging University of Southern California
» Telehealth and Social Work
3 Clinical CEs
Jamey Lister, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
» Cultural Competence in Today's World
3 Cross Cultural CEs
Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW
Professor, Department Chair, Department of Social Work, North Carolina State University
Vivian Jackson, PhD, LICSW
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
» Keeping the Buckets Full - Supporting Our Clients While Preserving Ourselves in an Age of Unpredictability
3 Social Work CEs
Julie Wilcox, LCSW
Private Practice
Rebekah Lowenstein, LCSW
Private Practice 
3:00 - 3:30pm Welcome & Opening Remarks
Mildred “Mit” Joyner, DPS, MSW, LCSW
President of National Association of Social Workers (NASW) President of IFSW-North American Region President and CEO MCJ Consultants Inaugural John E. & Barbara S. Jacob Distinguished Professor
Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW
Chief Executive Officer National Association of Social Workers
3:30 - 4:30pm Opening Presentation
Charity Blackwell, Spoken Word Poet
4:30 - 6:00pm Opening Keynote Presentation
Facing Current Issues Head On: Racial Disparities and Social Justice
JuJu Chang, Emmy Award-Winning Co-Anchor of ABC's News' Nightline 
6:00 - 7:30pm Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

Thursday, June 23, 2022
7:00am - 6:00pm Registration
7:00 - 8:30am Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00am Plenary Session
The Time is Right for Social Work
1.5 Macro CEs
Mildred “Mit” Joyner, DPS, MSW, LCSW
President of National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, BCD
Director, Founder, & Owner, Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy
10:00 - 10:30am Break
10:30am - 12:00pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  • Association of Emotional Intelligence and Transformational Leadership to Job Satisfaction / The Social Work Entrepreneur and the Unspoken Money Conversation: Leveraging Your Skills and Knowledge as a Successful Entrepreneur - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • Lifestyle Interventions to  Enhance Mental Health and Wellbeing of Clients & Clinicians / Teaching Mind Body Medicine Skills to Mediate the Impact of Stress and Trauma - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • “Sistah’s How Yawl Doing, Brother’s Yawl Alright”:  Creating a Safe Space for SOC by SOC / Preparing BSW Spanish Speaking Students for Child Welfare Workforce: A Distributive Justice Approach - 1.5 Cross Cultural CEs
  • Time is Now to Address Moral Injury and Mental Health for Medical Professionals / Addressing Stigma and Behavioral Health in an Integrated Treatment Model for Leprosy Treatment - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • Taking up the DEI&J banner in Social Work Practice / Failing the ASWB Examination for the LAST Time: Skills and Tools to Support Re-takers - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • The Time is Right to Fight City Hall:  Be a Change Agent in Your Own Community - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • Education Social Workers in Palliative and End of Life Care (ESPEC): An Innovative Training Program to Promote Integration of Primary Care into Social Work Practice - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • Quality of Care in Nursing Homes: A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Report - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • Social Work Advocacy and Ethics:  Making a Difference for our Profession and our Clients - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • HIV and Stigma: Why is this Still a Problem 40 Years Later? Who Needs to be at the Table? - 1.5 Macro CEs
12:00 - 1:30pm Lunch (on your own)
1:30 - 3:00pm Keynote Presentation
Reverend Dr. William Joseph Barber. II,  President & Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach & Co-Chair of The Poor People's Campaign
3:00 - 3:30pm Break
3:30 - 5:00pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  • Addressing Widespread Cultural Trauma with Trauma Focused Techniques / Prisoners in Group: Healing processes at the Intersections of Race, Class, Age, and Ability - 1.5 Clinical CEs
  • It May Not Be Burnout: Creating Healthy Practitioners / The Time is Right for Social Work to Lead Effective Treatment of Functional Neurologic Disorder - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • Importance of Providing Culturally Relevant and Affirming Care to Members of the LGBTQ+ Community / Promising Practices for Transgender & Non-Binary Inclusion in Child Welfare Systems - 1.5 Cross Cultural CEs
  • Using Social Work Values as a Toolkit for Informing Antiracist Practice / Social Workers Shattering Myths About Behavioral Healthcare in Immigration Detention Facilities - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • Your Story Matters: Now Is The Time To Start Telling It Through An Effective Messaging Campaign / Values Driven Leadership - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • An Affirming Approach to Neurodivergent Profiles in Clinical Practice / Use of Self as Tool for Supervision
  • The Evolution of a Difference Maker:  One Social Worker's Journey / The Time Is Right for Women Ascending to Leadership Positions in Rural Non-Profits
  • The Great Resignation and Social Work: Mitigating the Effects of Burnout - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • Evaluating and Improving Comprehensive Community Behavioral Health Crisis Response Services - 1.5 Social Work CEs
5:00 - 6:00pm Networking, Exhibits, Poster Presentations
7:00 - 9:00pm NASW Film Festival - 2 CEs 
» 21 and Done
» Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare
» Weight of Honor
9:00 - 11:00pm A Night Out with NASW!

Friday, June 24, 2022
7:00am - 6:00pm Conference Information Center
7:00 - 8:15am Continental Breakfast
8:15 - 9:45am Plenary Session
Social Work Advocacy and Public Policy
Sarah Christa Butts, MSW
Director, Public Policy National Association of Social Workers
9:45 - 10:45am Keynote Presentation
Rachel L. Levine, M.D.,
Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service; Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
10:45 - 11:00am Break
11:00am - 12:30pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  • Connection is Protection / Creating a Culture of Trust and Safety in Interprofessional Teams - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • Change is One of the Hardest Things We'll Do / Creating Social Worker Resiliency through Trauma Informed Supervision - 1.5 Clinical CEs
  • Antisemitism: Implications for Social Work / Bicultural and Bilingual Asian Human Service Workers and Their Challenges in the Time of COVID-19 - 1.5 Cross Cultural CEs
  • Tobacco Free Blue: Students Leading Policy Change for a Tobacco-Free Campus Environment / Implementing social work skills in community schools to lift disengaged voices - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • American Sex Trafficking / Experiences of Institutional Betrayal and Institutional Courage in Health Care among Veterans - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • The rise of “Puppy Mills” in clinical settings and the risk associated with ineffective counseling - 1.5 Clinical CEs
  • The Future of Licensure:  Building NASW's Playbook For What's Ahead - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • Addressing The Suicide Risk Continuum: Prevention, Intervention and Postvention - 1.5 Clinical CEs
  • Moral Foundations Theory Guiding Viewpoint and Political Diversity in Social Work Practice - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • Strengthening the Social Work Workforce  - a State Example - 1.5 Social Work CEs
12:30 - 2:00pm; Lunch (on your own)
2:15 - 3:45pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  • HBCU Students’ Perspective of a Mindfulness Based Course to Address Mental Wellness / Self Care: Approaching Self Care Through the Lens of History - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • Microaggressions Experienced by Employees of Human Service Agencies / Creating Cultural Change: VA Social Work's Approach to Social Justice Advocacy - 1.5 Cross Cultural CEs
  • VA Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault Initiatives: Trauma Informed Care in Action / Sexual Trauma Response Needs within MSW Program Curriculum and Continuing Education Training - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • VA Benefits Boot Camp: How Social Workers Can Facilitate Pension Benefits for Military Veterans and Their Families / The Coming Benzodiazepine Crisis
  • Are Social Workers Prepared to Address the Public Health Crisis that is Addiction? / Model Recurrence or “Relapse” Policy Considerations for the SUD Peer-Based Workforce - 1.5 Substance Use Disorder CEs
  • Leveraging Technology During COVID-19 Pandemic for Social Work Training / Social Work , Police, and Crisis Intervention Team (CIT): The Time is Right for Collaboration - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • Addressing the Opioid/Fentanyl Crisis: The Time is Right for Change in Policy and Practice / The Benzodiazepine Crisis:  The Challenge to Clinical Social Workers - 1.5 Clinical CEs
  • What's Trending in Social Work Ethics and Professional Review
  • The Benefits of Corporate Social Work: Intersecting Social Impact and Business - 1.5 Ethics CEs
  • ASWB Social Work licensing Exam Listening Session
3:345 - 4:00pm Break
4:00 - 5:00pm Plenary Session
Decision 2022: An Election Forecast
1 Macro CE
Julie Shroyer, MSW
President & CEO, Wheat Shroyer Government Relations
Hon. Alan Wheat
Chairman, Wheat Shroyer Government Relations LLC, Member of Congress (1983 – 1995
5:00 - 6:15pm NASW/NASW Foundation Awards Ceremony
6:15 - 7:00pm Awards Reception

Saturday, June 25, 2022
7:00am - 2:00pm Conference Information Center
7:30 - 8:30am Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00am Plenary Session
Challenging Ageism: Integral to Social Justice, DEI, & Your Well-Being
1.5 Cross Cultural CE
Patricia M. D’Antonio, BSPharm, MS, MBA, BCGP
Vice President, Policy & Professional Affairs, and Project Director, Reframing Aging Initiative The Gerontological Society of America
Tracey Gendron, MSG, PhD
Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Gerontology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Executive Director of the Virginia Center on Aging, Author of Ageism Unmasked: Exploring Age Bias and How to End it
Christina Peoples, MS
Creator of Gero-what?! Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Chris Herman, MSW, LICSW 

Senior Practice Associate–Aging, NASW national office

10:00 - 10:15am Break
10:15 - 11:45am Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  • Decoding Motivation: Insight into Supporting Intrinsic Motivation and Promoting Autonomy / Financial Social Work: Needed Now More Than Ever - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • Using the Integrated Healthcare Model to Improve Latinx Client Access to Mental Health Treatment / Constructing a Bridge to Meaningful Environmental Justice Education Through Social Action  - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • Understanding the Imposter Phenomenon Among BIPOC Students: Implications for Social Work Education / The Fierce Urgency of Now - Deepening Our Commitment to Social Justice Practice - 1.5 Cross Cultural CEs
  • The Ethics of Medication Assisted Treatment as a Recovery Tool - 1.5 Ethics CEs
  • Crisis Intervention in Social Work: Practicing SAFER / Harm Reduction Techniques for the #1 Substance of Use - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • The Time is Right: Combating Financial Stress on the Mental Health of Black Men / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness - 1.5 Social Work CEs
  • Critical Race Theory a Necessary Lens for Clinical Social Work Practice - 1.5 Clinical CEs
  • California Reducing Disparities Project: Health Equity Through Community Defined Evidence Practices - 1.5 Cross Cultural CEs
  • Deepening the Conversation and Informing Action related to Inequity - 1.5 Social Work CEs
11:45am - 12:00pm Break
12:00 - 1:00pm Closing Keynote Presentation
Rohit Bhargava, Best-Selling Author & Podcaster
1:00 - 1:15pm Closing Remarks and Adjournment
Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW
Chief Executive Officer National Association of Social Workers

Registration Fees

Early Bird Rate (Available Through April 15, 2022):

NASW Member: $415

Non-Member: $640

Student Members: $175

Retired Member: $175

Regular Registration (April 16 – June 25, 2022):

NASW Member:  $475

Non-Member:  $699

Student Member:  $225

Retired Member: $225

Breakout Session Presenter Registration (Early bird rate minus $50):

NASW Member: $365

Non-Member: $590

Student Member: $125

Retired Member: $125

Film Festival

"21 and Done” (1 hour and 4 minutes)
Presenters: Jocelyn Scott, MSW, Writer & Kiara Jones, Writer, Director

21 is a celebrated age for many young Americans, but if you're aging out of the Foster Care system, the countdown to homelessness can feel more like a ticking bomb. What should be an age for celebrating adulthood becomes a time of anxiety, desperation and danger for many of these young adults. Meet current and former Foster youth facing these unique challenges and the organizations outside the system that are on the front lines battling for their futures.

"Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare”
(1 hour )
Presenters: Mick Caouette, Producer

In the depths of the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt appointed Frances Perkins as the first woman on a presidential cabinet. Against overwhelming odds, she became the driving force behind Social Security, the 40-hour work week, the eight-hour day, minimum wage and unemployment compensation. Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare features compelling interviews with David Brooks, Nancy Pelosi, Amy Klobuchar, Lawrence O’Donnell and others while telling Perkin’s heroic story which explores the history of women in politics, Social Security, our attitudes toward immigration, poverty, Socialism, and the role of government. Without this context our current dialogue is ill-informed and diminished.

"The Weight of Honor”  (56 minutes )
Presenters: Stephanie Seldin Howard, Co-producer, Director

The Weight of Honor is the first comprehensive documentary to chronicle the lives of families caring for their catastrophically wounded returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Over the course of five years we follow the arc of what happens when some of America's best and strongest volunteer to protect our nation, but return home physically and emotionally broken and disillusioned. What happens when they return is not only a personal journey but also that of their family caregivers who have no training other than the love for their wounded.


Rohit Bhargava

Rohit Bhargava is on a mission to inspire more non-obvious thinking in the world. He is the three-time WSJ bestselling author of 8 books on marketing, trends and how to create a more inclusive world including Non-Obvious Megatrends & Beyond Diversity. Rohit has been invited to keynote events in 32 countries around the world. He loves the Olympics, actively hates cauliflower and is a proud dad of 2 boys.

Rev. Dr. William Barber

The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is the President and Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach; Co- Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival; Bishop with The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries; Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary; and Senior Fellow at Auburn Seminary.

He is the author of four books: We Are Called To Be A Movement; Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing; The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and The Rise of a New Justice Movement; and Forward Together: A Moral Message For The Nation.

Rev. Dr. Barber is also architect of the Moral Movement, which began with weekly Moral Monday protests at the North Carolina General Assembly in 2013 and revived under the banner of the Poor People’s Campaign. In 2018, Rev. Dr. Barber helped relaunch the Poor People’s Campaign—which was begun by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others in 1968—with an historic wave of protests in state capitals and in Washington, D.C., calling for a moral agenda and a moral budget. Rev. Dr. Barber has been arrested 17 times for nonviolent civil disobedience. Millions of Americans have participated in Poor People’s Campaign events over the past three years.

A highly sought-after speaker, Rev. Dr. Barber has given keynote addresses at hundreds of national and state conferences, including the 2016 Democratic National Convention. He has spoken to a wide variety of audiences including national unions, fraternities and sororities, drug dealer redemption conferences, women’s groups, economic policy groups, voting rights advocates, LGBTQ equality and justice groups, environmental and criminal justice groups, small organizing committees of domestic workers, fast food workers, and national gatherings of Christians, Muslims, Jews, and other people of faith. Rev. Dr. Barber gave the homily at the 59th Inaugural Prayer Service for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Rev. Dr. Barber is regularly featured in media outlets such as MSNBC, TIME, CNN, New York Times, Washington Post, and The Nation Magazine. Rev. Dr. Barber was named one of BET’s 100 Entertainers and Innovators in 2020, and he is a 2019 recipient of the North Carolina Award, the state’s highest civilian honor. Rev. Dr. Barber has also received the MacArthur Foundation Genius Award, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center’s Beloved Community Award, and the Puffin Award.

Juju Chang

One of the most prominent Asian Americans in broadcast news, Juju Chang is the Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News Nightline and a regular contributor to Good Morning America and 20/20. With the rise of hate crimes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, Chang leveraged her platform to become a much-admired champion of social change. She made U.S. broadcast history co-anchoring the 2021 ABC News Live special, Stop The Hate: The Rise In Violence Against Asian Americans alongside fellow Korean-American co-anchor Eva Pilgrim and a cast of AAPI journalists, thought leaders, lawmakers and celebrities. Chang also reported from the scene at the mass shootings at three Asian-themed spas in Atlanta, co-anchoring the ABC News 20/20 breaking news special, Murder In Atlanta.

An ABC News veteran, Chang joined the network as an entry-level desk assistant in 1987 after graduating with honors from Stanford University. Prior to her current roles at ABC, she was a producer for World News Tonight, a co-anchor on the overnight show World News Now and news anchor for Good Morning America. Chang’s work has been recognized with numerous awards, including multiple Emmys, Gracies, a DuPont, a Murrow and Peabody Awards. Born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in Northern California, Chang is member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a founding board member of the Korean American Community Foundation.

Rachel L. Levine, M.D.
Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service
Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Admiral Rachel L. Levine serves as the 17th Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the head of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. She fights every day to improve the health and well-being of all Americans. She’s working to help our nation overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and build a stronger foundation for a healthier future - one in which every American can attain their full health potential. ADM Levine’s storied career, first, as a physician in academic medicine focused on the intersection between mental and physical health, treating children, adolescents, and young adults. Then as Pennsylvania’s Physician General and later as Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health, she addressed COVID-19, the opioid crisis, behavioral health and other public health challenges.

Omni Shoreham Washington DC Hotel


Book your stay at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC with special NASW conference rates starting at $259 per night.
2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008
Hotel Registration Deadline: May 30, 2022


With hundreds of daily flights, getting into Washington, DC is easy! Choose from three major airports in the metro area.



Take a taxi from Ronald Reagan International Airport for roughly $20 or take the Metro to Adams Morgan/Woodley Park metro stop. Walk south from the metro exit and take a right from Connecticut Ave NW to Calvert Street NW. You will see the hotel on your left.


Take the Dulles Airport Toll Road to Route 66 East. Proceed East on Route 66. After crossing the Roosevelt Bridge and entering Washington, D.C., exit onto Constitution Avenue. Stay on Constitution, then make a left onto 18th Street. Then make a left onto Connecticut Avenue. You will go through an underpass under Dupont Circle. After you pass the Hilton on your right, you will go 1 mile, crossing over the Taft Bridge and Rock Creek Park. At the end of the bridge, make a left onto Calvert Street. The hotel will be on your left.


Proceed through the airport and follow the signs for I-95 South. Take 495 West toward Silver Spring to Exit 33 (Connecticut Avenue South) toward Washington, D.C. Proceed South on Connecticut Avenue for approximately 5 miles. The National Zoo will be on your left. Proceed another 5 blocks and make a right onto Calvert Street. The hotel will on your left.

From Union Station

If you are arriving by train or bus at Union Station, you can reach the venue by car or cab in about 20 minutes or by the Metro in about 25 minutes. Take the Red Line towards Shady Grove from Union Station and get off at Adams Morgan/Woodley Park Metro. Walk south from the metro exit and take a right from Connecticut Ave NW to Calvert Street NW. You will see the hotel on your left.


Be part of an event that showcases innovative social work programs, research, and advocacy work across the country. Access this group of dedicated, engaged professionals in an opportunity to connect with leaders in the field who are seeking information about products and services that can help them do their jobs and serve their clients more efficiently. Download the Exhibitor Prospectus.

Spotlight Your Solution
  • Audience - Speak with key social work leaders who have purchasing power, private practitioners that need small business products and services, and other helping professionals
  • Reception & Refreshments – The opening reception as well as daily refreshment breaks and meet ups will all take place in the Exhibit Hall, driving traffic to your booth
  • Prizes - All attendees are eligible to win prizes by visiting exhibitors, enticing them to engage with you.
Get in front of your target audience virtually.
  • Your organization's logo posted on the conference site
  • 1 complimentary registration to the Virtual Conference
  • Your organization’s logo will be featured in a powerpoint loop that will be broadcast during the virtual conference
Interested in highlighting your company? Download the Sponsor Prospectus.

For questions and to sign up for the Patron Program or to become a Sponsor, email Richard Loomis: rloomis.nasw@socialworkers.org or Raffaele Vitelli: rvitelli.nasw@socialworkers.org


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NASW’s number one priority is the health and safety of all Conference participants. Our goal is to hold a safe event, recognizing it is not possible to remove all risks, in particular concerning COVID-19. We will ensure every effort is taken to provide a safe environment for Conference attendees. Likewise, the Conference venue, the Omni Shoreham Hotel, has instituted a Safe & Clean program with that goal in mind.
The policies outlined below, which apply to all in-person Conference attendees (including NASW staff, Conference presenters, exhibitors, and volunteers), are consistent with recommendations from the CDC and the District of Columbia.
NASW will continually monitor applicable DC requirements and public health recommendations and update the polices below as appropriate to best protect the health and safety of attendees. Please check this website periodically for updates. Specifically, NASW will require all attendees to:

  • Provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19
  • Wear a face covering at all times, except when actively consuming food or a beverage
  • Consent to a waiver of liability
Proof of Vaccination Requirement
Proof of full vaccination will be required. NASW will follow up with all registrants with a confidential online process to upload a copy or photo of their vaccination documentation.
Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination means documentation that the individual is at least two weeks past the full primary two-injection course of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines or a single shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Consistent with CDC guidance, NASW strongly encourages attendees to follow CDC guidance on staying up to date on their vaccinations. Currently, the CDC recommends that individuals receive a booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines once eligible (i.e., five months after completion of the primary sequence of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines or two months after a primary Johnson & Johnson injection).
Unfortunately, we will not be offering in-person access with proof of negative COVID-19 test results for persons who are not fully vaccinated (unless you have a documented medical reason).
If you are unable to meet the above vaccination requirement, we encourage you to register for the 2022 NASW Virtual Conference, which will live-broadcast many of the in-person conference sessions including keynotes, plenaries, and several breakouts.

Mask Requirement
NASW will be requiring that all attendees wear a mask that covers both the mouth and nose when indoors at the hotel, unless actively eating or drinking. Specifically, attendees will be required to wear a surgical mask with at least 3 layers of fabric, or a KN95, KF94, or N95 mask. This is consistent with CDC guidance on face coverings. Wearing only a cloth mask or gaiter will not be acceptable; however, individuals may choose to wear cloth masks or gaiters over a surgical mask or a KN95, KF94, or N95 mask.

Other Precautions
Attendees will be expected to take reasonable precautions to reduce the risk of COVID transmission and to behave responsibly. We ask all attendees to be vigilant in monitoring their health. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend in-person. If you test positive for COVID or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID, please follow the relevant CDC guidance before attending the Conference.
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↓ Where and when will the 2022 NASW National Conference take place? ↓

The 2022 NASW National Conference, “The Time is Right for Social Work” will be held in Washington, DC at the Omni Shoreham Washington Hotel from June 22 to June 25, 2022.

↓ Do I have to be a social worker to attend the 2022 NASW National Conference? ↓

No, in addition to social workers, we encourage other health and human services professionals to attend the conference.

↓ What is included in the registration cost? ↓

Registration for the conference includes all keynote presentations, breakout sessions, plenary programs, materials, refreshment breaks, admission to the exhibit hall and Social Work Film Festival.

↓ What is the deadline for registration? ↓

Register for the 2022 NASW National Conference online through Friday, June 10. Following June 10, registration will be available onsite at the conference. The deadline for the Early-Bird Registration rate is April 15, 2022. Register early as space is limited!

↓ Are there any discounted rates for registration? ↓

There is a special Early Bird registration rate of $415 (members) and $640 (non-members) available through April 15, 2022. Regular registration fees are $475 (members) and $699 (non-members).

↓ Is there a student member registration rate? ↓

Yes, a reduced registration rate is available for student members of NASW. Early bird rate (through April 15) for NASW student members is $175. Regular student rate is $225. The onsite student registration rate is $225.

↓ Is there a Retired Member registration rate? ↓

Yes, a reduced registration rate is available for retired members of NASW. Early bird rate (through April 15) for NASW retired members is $175. Regular rate for retired members is $225. The onsite retired member registration rate is $225.

↓ What is the conference cancellation policy? ↓

Written requests for refunds must be sent to NASW by email to naswconference@socialworkers.org. Refunds will be issued 30 days following receipt of the request and will follow the schedule below:
- For cancellation requests received before March 31, 2022: You will receive a 75 percent refund of your registration fee.
- For cancellation requests received April 1 - May 22, 2022: You will receive a 50 percent refund of your conference registration fee.
- After May 22, 2022: No refunds will be issued for any reason.
- Payments for pre-conference workshops and continuing education credits are non-refundable.
- NASW regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows.

↓ What are pre-conference Workshops? ↓

Pre-conference workshops are 3-hour intensive sessions held on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. There is a separate registration fee for the pre-conference workshop: $110 (NASW members, student members, & retired members) or $135 (non-members). You must register for the full conference in order to be able to register for a pre-conference workshop.

↓ How many continuing education contact hours are available at the conference? ↓

The conference includes up to 24.5 CEs (there is a one-time $35 fee for CEs). Attendees will need to scan their badge into each session in order to obtain CEs. There are 3 CEs for the pre-conference workshops and are included in the price of the workshop.

↓ Are there special events associated with the conference? ↓

- Social Work Film Festival - Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 7:00 pm. Three films featuring critical social work issues will be screened. Attendees may select one of the three films to view. There is no additional registration fee for the film festival.
- Social Work Practice Meet-Ups
- NASW Foundation Awards & Reception

↓ Are there volunteer opportunities at the conference? ↓

Volunteer opportunities are available to NASW student members only. The deadline to sign-up to become a volunteer is March 31, 2022. If you are interested in volunteering for the conference, please send an email to dmiller.nasw@socialworkers.org. Volunteers are responsible for their own lodging and travel costs.

↓ Is there a discounted hotel rate for conference attendees? ↓

Conference attendees can book their hotel stay at the conference hotel, the. A single/double room can be booked for $259(+tax) per night. Online reservations can here.