Early-Bird Discount Registration: Now Open!

2023 Joint Annual Conference of the NASW Virginia and Metro DC Chapters

March 23-25, In Person, Williamsburg, Va.

April 20-22, Virtual

April 23-June 20, On-Demand-Only/Virtual

NASW Virginia and Metro DC chapters are thrilled to welcome social workers back in person to a Joint Annual Conference March 23-25 at the Doubletree by Hilton Williamsburg Hotel.

Earn up to 70.5 CEs and meet all of your required CEs for licensing through either of two events! But hurry—early-bird rates run only until midnight January 31. After that, the regular rate applies.

You can choose from 31 breakout sessions designed to serve your professional needs regardless of your social work specialty. Here are some of the topics covered, as chosen by an NASW Virginia/Metro DC Conference Review Committee of your peers:

  • Ethics
  • Trauma
  • Public Health Priority Issues such as Addiction
  • Racial Equity and Social Justice
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Treatment Strategies and Approaches
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Human Trafficking
  • Aging
  • Child and Adolescent Welfare and Treatment
  • Self-Care and MORE!

Plus, you’ll earn CEs by attending

  • Two keynote presentations: “Courageous Leadership,” Dr. Arthur Romano;  “Dialogues on Diversity: Putting the Civil Back in Civil Discourse,” Ron Jones   
  • An Awards Luncheon and leadership development presentation,
  • A Lunch and Learn on how you can boost your advocacy involvement in NASW’s policy work,
  • A Movie Night with Director’s Panel Discussion (“Mending Walls: A Documentary”), and
  • A Fireside Chat and Book Signing with Keynoter Romano

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Click here to see the many registration options—in-person-only, live-virtual, in-person plus 60-day access to all recorded sessions, live-virtual plus 60-day access, on-demand-only, and one-day—whew! Students and retirees get special additional discounts. One of those options is sure to fit your budget, CE needs, and preferred time!

You’ll also enjoy networking in person again throughout the event, including at the Exhibitor Fair, featuring dozens of industry-leading companies and organizations eager to meet your needs through their diverse services and products.

In-person attendees can earn more CEs by adding a 60-day-access pass to all recorded sessions (70.5 CEs available), which allows you to repeat or watch breakouts and keynotes as often as you want until June 20!

Group rates are available for more than three registrants from the same organization or company—contact professionaldevelopment.naswva@socialworkers.org to arrange.

Can’t make the in-person event? You have several other great options to earn CEs and learn the latest research, issues, and client treatments in social work: a live-virtual conference April 20-22 (earn up to 17.5 CEs) and--for up to 69.5 CEs--an on-demand-only option or a live-virtual plus 60-day access to recorded sessions option April 23-June 20.

Don’t miss the best professional development event of the year! Register early to maximize your value by paying the least. Questions? Visit our FAQ page, then register before January 31 to save the most money!

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What your peers say about our 2020 and 2021 conferences….

“This was my first conference, and I was truly impressed with the quality of the conference being done remotely…. Thank you so much for the great work!

“I loved the virtual experience. I was able to focus more and had less distractions. I was able to enjoy each presentation without people walking around or coming in late or being in crowded rooms.”

“This was the best NASW conference I have attended, and I have attended several. I was able to receive more vital information and could engage with the speaker better.”


“In all honesty, this year’s conference was one of the best I’ve experienced in nearly 40 years of being a clinician social worker.The quality of the presenters and range of content. You and your committee knocked it out of the park.”

“Excellent opportunity! I felt much SAFER at home. Just as educational. In fact, due to being at home, I felt more attentive to the presenters! GREAT JOB, everyone!”

“It was lovely and just wonderful…. This pandemic has been stressful on a personal and professional level, so being able to complete my CEUs as planned went a long way toward decreasing that stress.”

Special thanks to our year-round partners and conference sponsors. Additionally, we recognize our DC exhibitors.

You can still review their information on the conference platform until May 31!

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