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NASW Virginia and Metro DC Chapters 2024 Annual Conference

Connecting Minds, Empowering Lives: Advancing the Practice of Social Work

The In-Person, Virtual, and On-Demand Annual Conferences have now ended. 

Thank you to all who attended and presented at the In-Person Annual Conference in March, the sister Virtual Conference in April, and the On-Demand Annual Conference through June 22. See below for some of the responses we’ve received!

The Call for Session Proposals for the 2025 Annual Conference March 13-15 (in-person) in Charlottesville, Va., and the sister Virtual Conference (dates to come) is OPEN! Please submit your session ideas via this form by Sept. 30, 2024.

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Executive Director Debra Riggs, CAE, welcomed nearly 180 social workers to the March 22nd Annual Conference on trauma-based violence prevention. The popular event was one of several keynotes and 35 sessions that were repeated live online at the Virtual Conference April 18-20, which attracted another 175 attendees. In addition, the On-Demand Conference ran April 24-June 22 and offered up to 76.5 CEs to several hundred new and upgraded registrants.

WHAT YOUR PEERS SAID ABOUT THE 2024 CONFERENCES

  • “Always a fun time, interesting and unique keynotes, great ways to connect with other social workers!” 

  • “Great conference--I enjoyed every minute. Because I work from home, I am isolated, but the conference is an excellent way to reengage and get updated on what's going on.”

  • “My networking exposure was great. This was important to me since I work in a suburban and minimally diverse area.”

  • “Attending a conference that is for and about social work is a great reminder for all of us about what the field is truly meant for. As social workers we often work independently for a variety of reasons, and being around our peers who are like minded can reinforce the reason we came into the field in the first place.”

  • “I participated in discussions, created art, networked with others, and rekindled friendships--what a great way to reflect on National Social Work Month. I always feel rejuvenated after attending the conference. I came back to work with more resources from the exhibitors and workshop speakers.”

  • “I’m in private practice and don’t work with other social workers, so it means a lot to gather with other social workers at the conference every year.” 

  • “I was able to learn, network, and earn CE credits in an effective manner.” 

  • “Attendees were friendly and welcoming--it was my first Virginia Chapter event!” 

  • “This was an excellent conference. The speakers were great, and topics were relevant to contemporary clinical social work practice.”

  • “This year's NASW Virginia and Metro DC Chapters Annual Conference was an absolutely amazing experience. I attended so many wonderful breakout sessions and brought home a wealth of knowledge. It was such a great experience, I paid additionally for the ‘on demand’ portion so I could obtain access to the remaining sessions I was unable to attend in-person. It was just that good! I also was able to meet and connect with some amazing people at this conference. I look forward to attending next year!”

See you in 2025!

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors!

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