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Early-Bird Discount Registration: Now Open!

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

See Full Agenda!

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 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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