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The 2023 Virtual Annual Conference is live April 20-22 and is accessible from anywhere with an internet connection to your phone, tablet, or laptop. Attendees may register for live-virtual (17.5 CEs) or live-virtual plus 60-day access to recorded sessions (earn up to 63.5 CEs), which runs April 23-June 23. On-demand-only registration is also an option, with access to recorded sessions available April 23-June 23.
Registration for the live-Virtual Conference April 20-22 and on-demand-only option are open.
You can earn up to 63.5 CEs if you register live-virtual plus 60-day access to recorded sessions, or on-demand only. You can earn up to 17.5 CE hours if you register for live virtual only. See the full conference agenda here.

In Person Registration Packages:


Full in-person conference early bird

Full in-person conference regular

Full in-person conference +60 day on demand access early bird

Full in-person conference + 60 day on demand access regular

1-day in-person + 60 day on demand early bird access

1 day in-person + 60 day on demand regular

1 day in-person conference early bird

1 day in-person conference regular

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Virtual Registration Packages:


Full ‘live’ virtual Conference

Early bird 

Full ‘live’ virtual Conference


‘Live’ Virtual + 60 Day On-Demand Add-On

Early bird 

‘Live’ Virtual + 60 Day On-Demand Add-On


On Demand Only 

One day early bird

One day regular

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Conference pricing can be seen here. NASW members save significantly. If you'd like to become a member, visit www.socialworkers.org/nasw/join. Once you've joined NASW, contact the NASWVA office at 804-204-1339 to ensure that you are in our system as a member, then you will be able to register for the conference at the reduced rate.
Yes, no problem! Yes! You can earn up to 63.5 CEs by emailing professionaldevelopment.naswva@socialworkers.org to request an upgrade to 60-day access to all recorded sessions and keynotes. Once payment is processed and the change made in your registration status, you’ll have on-demand convenience April 23-June 23 right from your home or office. Note that in this case, you’ll need to complete and submit all session evaluations by June 30 to earn your CEs.
We are happy to offer a group discount for three or more employees from the same organization. The discount is 10% off registration rates. If you have more than three employees who plan to register for the conference, contact Jaime Strohhacker at professionaldevelopment.naswva@socialworkers.org to begin the process.
Each year, NASW Virginia and Metro DC chapters recognize members as the BSW Student of the Year, MSW Student of the Year, Social Worker of the Year, Citizen of the Year, and for the Lifetime Achievement Award. To nominate an outstanding colleague or yourself, please complete the short form and submit by JANUARY 31, 2023.
Use this letter for Virginia or DC employers to help your boss understand the value of attending the conference!
You have to update your Contact card first from the top left-rightside of the platform and then, in the chat area, you can start to chat with other attendees. In the chat, you have to click on the plus icon on the bottom left and attach your contact card.


We have a fantastic line up of speakers and sessions for virtual conference. If you are a live-virtual or on-demand-only registrant, you do not need to pre-select any session.
See the full conference agenda here.
Meet all of the speakers here.
Meet the keynoters and special speakers here.
Our presenters have already been selected for 2023. The call for presentations will open for the 2024 conference in June 2023. We also are open year-round to proposals for non-conference trainings. Please visit here for the application form.


Unfortunately, no Student Conference will be held. However, free monthly virtual social work student events are held on different student-related topics. For a schedule and more information about student member benefits, visit www.socialworkers.org/Careers/NASW-Career-Center/Resources-for-Students/Career-Webinars-for-Social-Work-Students
Yes! NASW student members get our best registration deal by receiving a deeply reduced rate to attend the virtual professional conference. We’d love to have you attend. Nonmember students also are welcome.

For Live-Virtual and On-Demand Registrants

Navigating the Conference: Tech Basics and Troubleshooting

Our virtual conference will offer many of the same components you love at our in-person conference! You will have access to numerous learning and networking opportunities through keynotes, breakouts, sponsor and exhibitor booths, and more. You can continue to interact with other attendees and come away feeling connected and supported.
The virtual conference is April 20-22, and you can participate virtually anywhere that you have internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile, and tablet devices. Sessions start daily at 9 a.m. ET and end at approximately 1:50 p.m. ET. Visit the Auditorium to see the sessions.
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need access to the internet.
No. Some exhibitors may have the ability to request a video chat, but it is not required in order to participate.
Your login information is the email address you provided during registration. Please remember which email you use to register! No password is needed. Please use Chrome as your browser.
Learn about exhibitors and what they can do to resolve your workplace needs and challenges. See new products and services that may help you now or in the future. Look for job opportunities! Book times to talk in-depth with company reps. Explore information in the booths and auditorium. Stop by the NASW Membership booth to learn more about the latest new benefits, to join, or to renew!
Yes. Just like a physical event, you will have a virtual Briefcase to add all of the documents available and then email them to yourself.
The media player will automatically adapt the video quality down, depending on your available bandwidth. The lowest adaption is an audio-only stream.
If you are on a slow internet connection, you may experience moments of buffering. If you are connected over VPN, disconnect from it and refresh the page. If you are using wi-fi, try connecting to the internet directly via an ethernet cable.

Common How-to’s for Conference Attendees


Reservations for the in-person Exhibitor Fair are now closed, but we have many other options for sponsorships and advertising.” And keep the Learn more here.