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NASW will livestream portions of its 2016 National Conference


Participants can watch some keynote speakers, breakout and plenary sessions

WASHINGTON, D.C. -The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) will livestream portions of its 2016 National Conference on June 22-25, allowing subscribers to remotely access some of the stellar conference keynote speakers and plenary and breakout sessions that focus on social work leadership, social justice and equity, excellence in ethics, clinical social work practice, and innovations in social work practice.

“NASW is excited to offer livestreaming so more social workers can experience the national conference,” NASW Director of Professional and Workforce Development Raffaele Vitelli said. “Registrants will not only get real-time access to conference events but will also get to visit a virtual conference exhibit hall and get on-demand access to sessions for up to 90 days after the event.”

Conference keynote speakers include Congresswoman and social worker Kyrsten Sinema; U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald; author and social entrepreneur Wes Moore; and Nancy Lublin, CEO and founder of Crisis Text Line and Dress for Success. Their appearances will be livestreamed.

All four plenary sessions will also be available through livestream. They are Transforming Lives Through Trauma Informed Care; Advocating for the Dignity and Worth of the Person; Decision 2016: An Election Forecast; and The Power of Youth Voice to Achieve Social Justice.

The 2016 conference offers more than 100 breakout sessions, 15 of which will be livestreamed. Five of the virtual livestreamed sessions will focus on ethics, five on clinical social work and the remaining five on other social work topics.

The full price for the 2016 National Conference livestreaming is $200 for NASW members and $300 for nonmembers and participants can earn up to 15.5 continuing education credits. À la carte pricing options are also available. For more information on the sessions that will be offered and to register for the livestream event go to https://virtualconference.socialworkers.org.

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), in Washington, DC, is the largest membership organization of professional social workers with 130,000 members. It promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its advocacy.

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