NASW Virginia and Metro DC Chapters
2023 Annual Conference
Social Work Accelerated: Adapting at the Speed of Change

Live In-Person Event: March 23-25
Live-Virtual Event: April 20-22
On-Demand-Only Event: April 23-June 20

Don't delay--early-bird discount rates run only until February 7, 2023!

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

March 23-25, 2023 (In-Person); April 20-22, 2023 (Virtual)

Virginia and Metro DC chapters invite all social work professionals—both members and nonmembers--to our joint in-person 2023 Annual Conference March 23-25!
A virtual conference with nearly the same learning lineup will run April 20-22.

Earn up to 68.5 Category 1 CEs as you learn new skills and practical knowledge by choosing from the nearly 30 sessions and events, and by choosing from a menu of on-demand, virtual, or in-person registration options.

Licensed in DC? You can easily meet your continuing education requirements for your license renewal (July 31 deadline) since the learning lineup includes 21.25 Ethics CEs, 6 LGBTQ CEs, and 20 Public Health Priorities (PHP).

Session topics include, but aren’t limited to, the following:

  • Ethics
  • Racial Justice and Equity
  • Trauma
  • Client Treatments
  • Trends in social work
  • Advocacy
  • Leadership
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Domestic violence
  • Human trafficking
  • Addiction
  • Aging
  • Self-Care
  • Child and adolescent welfare and much more!

The packed schedule includes two keynotes by nationally known presenters, nearly 30 interactive workshops and expert-led sessions, engaging breakout discussions for networking, an Annual Awards presentation, membership coffee with Executive Director Debra Riggs, and self-care activities! Peruse the full schedule here.

This year’s theme is “Social Work Accelerated: Adapting at the Speed of Change,” and the Virginia and Metro DC Conference Committee has kept this in mind when crafting an engaging and diverse lineup for every social work specialty.

In joyful celebration of gathering together in person again, we’ve also made sure to include everyone’s favorite event traditions:

We also are again offering a range of registration levels to best fit your needs and budget, including the popular Live-Virtual-Plus-60-Days and On-Demand-Only opportunities. Frankly, you’ll likely want to choose one of the on-demand options because of the sheer quantity of high-quality content, the in-the-trenches presenters, and convenient 24/7 access that maximizes your ability to earn CEs safely whenever and wherever it’s most convenient.

Click on the Registration page today to take advantage of discounted early-bird rates before February 8. You’ve never been in so much control of your budget, access, and learning experience!

We look forward to seeing you March 23-25 or April 20-22, 2023!

Register today!

2023 Annual Conference: CEs by the Numbers


Wondering how many CEs you can earn based on different registration levels or format? What about by the day? Please see the breakdown below to help you make your choice.

For In-Person Registrants:

Total Hours (In-person participation plus On-Demand Viewing across all sessions):
68.5 CEs, including 6 LGBTQ CEs, 20 Public Health Priorities (PHP) CEs, 21.25 Ethics CEs

Total hours Thursday:
2 CEs

Maximum hours you can receive Friday live in person:
8.5 CEs, including 2 LGBTQ CEs, 4 PHP CEs, 4 Ethics CEs

Maximum you can receive Saturday live in person:
8 CEs, including 4 LGBTQ CEs, 6 PHP CEs, 5 Ethics CEs

Max Total hours full registration in person (no on demand):
18.5 CEs, including 6 LGBTQ CEs, 10 PHP CEs, 9 Ethics CEs

For Virtual Registrants:

Total Hours (maximum you could receive from Virtual Registration plus On-Demand viewing across all sessions):
65.5 CEs, 6 LGBTQ CEs, 18 Public Health Priorities CEs, 20.25 Ethics CEs

Max total hours for full-registration Live-Virtual (without the On-Demand addition):
17.5 CEs, including 6 LGBTQ CEs, 8 PHP CEs, 9 Ethics CEs

CEs by the Day

Maximum CEs you can receive Thursday live-virtual:
6 CEs, including 0 LGBTQ CEs, 2 PHP CEs, 2 Ethics CEs

Maximum you can receive Friday live-virtual:
5 CEs, including 2 LGBTQ CEs, 4 PHP CEs, 4 Ethics CEs

Maximum you can receive with Saturday live-virtual:
4 CEs, including 4 LGBTQ CEs, 2 PHP CEs, 3 Ethics CEs

Sessions available for On-Demand (during the Live-Virtual Conference and On-Demand period).

The 2023 Annual Awards Ceremony and Leadership presentation = .5 hours

“Mending Walls: The Documentary and Director Panel Discussion = 2 CEs



Our social worker members are accomplished practitioners, clinicians, educators, healthcare professionals, researchers, policy makers and so much more. All employed in a wide range of practice settings, including, but not limited to, rural, suburban, and urban communities that need your help!

By sponsoring or exhibiting at the NASW Virginia and Metro DC Chapters Annual Conference, you can reach hundreds of social worker professionals from various backgrounds before, during and after the in-person, virtual, and 60-day on-demand conference.

That's three opportunities for marketing exposure during the conference versus in the past when there has only been one!

Space is limited, so confirm your exhibit or sponsor status as soon as possible and gain maximum exposure for your organization by committing before the end of 2022.

You can review the conference prospectus on our website if you have not done so already. For further assistance with sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities please email the marketing department at: For further assistance with sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities please email the marketing department at:

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