The Metro DC Chapter is one of 55 chapters of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the largest association of professional social workers in the United States. Our 1,100-plus members serve all populations, including children, adolescents, families, older adults, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, and others. They also serve clients in every DC ward and work setting, as well as in the DC metropolitan area such as Northern Virginia and nearby Maryland.

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Call for Session Proposals Opens for 2025 NASW Metro DC and Virginia Annual Conference

A Call for Session Proposals for the in-person and virtual 2025 NASW Metro DC and Virginia Conferences has opened for submissions and will close September 30, 2024.

Chosen presenters will instruct hundreds of social workers at an in-person conference March 13-15, 2025, at the Doubletree Hotel in Charlottesville, Va., and will repeat their sessions at an interactive, live-virtual sister conference in April or March.

All presenters must be available to deliver their sessions twice. Each session should be two hours long and offer 2 CEs.

Virtual sessions will be recorded for viewing as part of an On-Demand Conference that will open for 24/7 access to social workers registering for on-demand-only or for a 60-day period after the live-virtual or in-person events.

Any session proposals received after Sept. 30, 2024, will not be considered by the Conference Review Committee. Learn more and submit session proposals here.