NASW Virginia and Metro DC Chapters 2024 Annual Conference

Live In-Person Event:

March 21-23 | Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Norfolk, VA

Preview Agenda

Live Virtual Event:

April 18-20 | via SwapCard

Preview Agenda


April 24-June 22 | via SwapCard
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Registration Instructions

Current Members: When registering, if you are an NASW member, you will see a pop up screen that will prompt you to create a password. Please do so and follow the instructions.

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2024 Annual Conference


At each year’s conference, we aim to embody NASW’s mission of enhancing the professional growth and development of our members. The social work profession is constantly evolving, and with every passing year, new issues arise that need to be addressed. In order to ensure that social workers are prepared to take on new challenges, our conference provides continuing education opportunities at the cutting edge of the field. This year we have selected the theme, “Connecting Minds, Empowering Lives: Advancing the Practice of Social Work.”

In keeping with our mission and this theme, our sessions this year will focus on empowerment, innovation, advocacy, intersectionality and identity, youth, and treating the whole person.


Here is a preview of some of the session titles we are excited to bring you this year.

  • An afternoon with NASW's New CEO Dr. Anthony Estreet, PhD, MBA, LCSW-C
  • Dismantling Unconscious Bias With Muslim American Hip-Hop Artist Amirah Sackett
  • From Algorithms to Advocacy: Ethical Use of AI in Social Work Practice
  • Utilizing Virtual Reality In Youth Mental Health
  • Talking with Children about Gender
  • Comprehensive Reproductive Education for Social Workers
  • Historical Trauma of Marginalized Communities and its Impact On Mental Health
  • Secondary Trauma in Children: The Impact of Having A Parent with PTSD
  • Symptoms vs Diagnosis: Viewing the Whole Person in Their Environment
  • Imposter Syndrome: Myth or Reality Among Social Work Practitioners?

How many CEs can I earn?

One of our most frequently asked questions is how many CEs are available at our conference.
This year we have a range of CE options to meet all your continuing education needs.

If you attend the full live in-person conference, plus take advantage of on-demand viewing after the event, you can earn:
78.5 CEs, including: 

  • 4 LGBTQ+ 
  • 26 Public Health Priorities (PHP)
  • 27.75 Ethics

If you attend the full live in-person conference, but do not take advantage of on-demand viewing after the event, you can earn:
18.5 CEs, including: 

  • 4 LGBTQ+
  • 12 PHP
  • 11 Ethics

If you attend the full live virtual conference, plus take advantage of on-demand viewing after the event, you can earn:
78.5 CEs, including:

  • 4 LGBTQ+ 
  • 26 PHP 
  • 27.75 Ethics

If you attend the full live virtual conference, but do not take advantage of on-demand viewing after the event, you can earn:
18.5 CEs, including:

  • 4 LGBTQ+
  • 12 PHP
  • 11 Ethics


This year’s conference will take place at the 
Norfolk Waterside Marriott.
Address: 235 E Main St, Norfolk, VA 23510

In the heart of the historic district, just steps from the vibrant and revitalized waterfront, the stunning and award-winning Norfolk Waterside Marriott provides an exceptional location for this year’s event.

Each year NASW Virginia and Metro DC Chapters secure reduced rates in one room block for conference attendees. These rooms often fill up, book early to secure your spot.

Room rates start at $169/night for standard city view or $189/night for water view. Book your room at the button below or call 1-800-874-0264. 

Book A Room In Our Hotel Block


Self-parking is available for overnight guests in Norfolk's Main Street Garage at the cost of $20.00 per vehicle, per night with in and out privileges. Standard Valet parking rates apply.

A discounted parking option for attendees is to pay the parking garage directly at the city's prevailing overnight rate (Currently $13.00 per vehicle, per night.)

Local attendees can park in one of the easy access city garages paying the citites prevailing parking rate. Individuals will be responsible for their own parking charges.


Interested in being a Sponsor or Exhibitor

By sponsoring or exhibiting at the NASW Virginia and Metro DC Chapters Annual Conference, you can reach hundreds of social work professionals from various backgrounds before, during, and after the in-person, virtual, and on-demand conference.

That's three unique opportunities for the price of one, and four months of attendee engagement, giving your organization maximum visibility with social workers from all walks of life. 

The social workers you will reach are accomplished practitioners, clinicians, educators, health care workers, researchers, and policy professionals. All are employed in a wide range of practice settings, including, but not limited to, inpatient and outpatient facilities, residential facilities, schools, social services agencies, government agencies, and foundations.

Attendees at our live in-person conference will browse the materials you have on display and can interact with your organization directly. All in-person and online attendees will also have access to your virtual conference booth from the start of the in-person conference until the end of the on-demand conference. 

Space is limited, so confirm your exhibit or sponsor status as soon as possible. All opportunities are on a first-come, first-served basis, so don't delay, last year we sold out of nearly every sponsorship level!

Ready to move forward? You can review the conference prospectus on our website or fill out an interest form. For further assistance, email the marketing department at:

Ready to begin your Partnership? Get started here!

What your Peers Said about Last Year's Conference

"The speakers [were] amazing, and they [gave] us some really good techniques to use, which is something that I wanted to get from this. You get a lot out of it—meeting new people [and] finding new ideas to take back to your work."
-Ann Morris, LCSW, RPT,
Outpatient Behavioral Health,
2023 In-Person Conference Attendee

"[The conference] gave me a one-stop-shop opportunity to collect continuing education credits in one concentrated couple of days, not to mention all of the little gems that I gathered from the vendors and presenters that I have been able to pass along to my clients. [They] have already given me positive feedback on how the information has been helpful for them."
-Elizabeth Shumate, LCSW

"The conference offered great session topics and breakout opportunities. I appreciate the ease and the convenience of doing it virtually. I value the CE's I was able to obtain."
-2023 Virtual Conference Attendee