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NASW opens registration for 2016 Conference

More than 2,300 social workers to gather for professional development, education credits, networking

WASHINGTON - The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has opened registration for its 2016 National Conference in Washington, D.C. on June 22-25, an event that will bring together more than 2,300 social workers and allied professions for professional development, continuing education credits, and networking.

Social workers who attend the conference may earn up to 25 continuing education credits. A special early-bird rate is available until March 18 for NASW members, non-members, and students. To register visit

“The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Leading Change, Transforming Lives,’ and our program will reflect how social workers spur positive changes on the societal and individual level that make our nation a better place to live,” said NASW Chief Executive Officer Angelo McClain, Ph.D., LICSW.

The conference will feature a stellar list of inspiring keynote speakers. They include Soledad O’Brien award-winning journalist and philanthropist; Nancy Lublin, CEO of Crisis Text Line and creator of Dress for Success; Wes Moore, an author, social entrepreneur and political analyst; and violinist and motivational speaker Kai Kight, who will perform at the conference opening. More speakers will be announced in coming weeks.

There will be more than 100 interactive workshops and sessions before and during the conference to help social workers hone their craft and address pressing social issues. The conference will also feature special events including networking meet-ups, a Social Work Film Festival, and a red carpet “A Night at the Awards.”

“We are confident social workers who attend this event will be recharged and learn new skills that will enable them to be even more successful in their careers,” McClain said. “Plus, they will have a lot of fun.”

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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.