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NASW Virginia 2025
Call for Session Proposals

Apply to present at the 2025 NASW Virginia and Metro DC Joint Annual Conference

Thank you for your interest in being a presenter. We are now accepting session proposals for our 2025 NASW Virginia and Metro DC Annual Conference. Please complete this form to apply. You will need to submit your background, credentials, and contact information, as well as the title, course description, learning objectives, and logistics related to your proposed session, course, or workshop. Incomplete proposals will not be considered.

The deadline to be considered as a conference presenter is September 30, 2024.

About presenting at the NASW Virginia and Metro Joint Annual Conference

The 2025 NASW Virginia and Metro DC Annual Conference will be held in-person in Charlottesville, Virginia on March 13-15, 2025, and again live online in April/May with exact dates to be determined.

 

All presenters must be available to deliver their session twice – once in-person in Charlottesville during the March 2025 dates and once virtually during the April/May 2025 dates. Each session will be two hours long. Virtual sessions will be recorded to be included on the conference platform for registrants who choose a package that includes an “on demand” viewing option.  

All submissions will be reviewed by the chapter Conference Review Committee, and all session decisions are final. You will be notified no later than November 1 if you have been selected as a conference presenter.  

The committee is composed of social work volunteers from a diverse group of specialties. The group draws on recent member and conference attendee feedback, as well as their own working knowledge of emerging practices and high-priority social justice issues when making session selections.

The group also aims to compose a conference agenda that is diverse, meaningful, inclusive, engaging, and as timely as possible for social workers in all specialties.

  

The committee is particularly interested in reviewing proposals on the following topics:

 

  • Trauma

  • Telehealth

  • Ethics

  • Race and social work

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • New techniques and approaches

  • Addiction

  • Grief and bereavement

  • Social work research

  • Technology

  • Private practice growth

  • Child and youth issues

 

As you draft your proposal, keep in mind that the typical conference audience is:

  • Composed of 400 professional social workers, as well as researchers, and students.

  • Working in a wide variety of settings including community mental health, private practice, hospital settings, school settings, administration and supervision settings, and child welfare.

  • Made up of a high percentage (75%) of social workers with 10 or more years of experience.

  • Made up of many conference veterans (30% have attended 6 times or more).

 

Session proposals can be geared toward social workers at any career stage, but the committee is especially interested in proposals for advanced-level learning.

Most of our conference speakers donate their time, travel, and fees to help us provide the best conference for our members. The association may, at its discretion, provide some limited reimbursement for travel costs and/or speaker fees, particularly for keynote speakers.

In addition, presenters may be eligible to earn a maximum of 7 Category 2 CE hours for preparing and presenting a session (subject to licensure regulations). Presenters will also receive a discount on their conference registration. 

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