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NASW Virginia Annual Conference Information Page

Thank you for your interest in NASW Virginia conferences.

Below are the latest updates for Annual Conferences held by the NASW Virginia Chapter. 

 The 2023 Annual Conference is now closed.

We are now accepting session proposals for our 2024 NASW Virginia and Metro DC Annual Conference.

Please complete the short form on the Call for Proposals page 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 presenter is September 29, 2023.

Save the Date!

The 2024 NASW Virginia and Metro DC Chapters Annual Conference will be held in-person in Norfolk, Virginia on March 21-23, 2024 and again live-virtual from April 18-20, 2024.

Conference registration and sponsorship information coming soon.


See you there! 


“I have attended the Annual Conference for many years and have been on the Conference Committee for many years as well. The conference consistently provides high-quality trainings representing many practice areas. The trainings address relevant social issues central to our work and do not shy away from difficult topics.


The conference brings together social workers from across the Commonwealth and Metro DC to network and engage in collaborative learning. I enjoy interacting with my peers from across the state and DC, and look forward to seeing them each year at the conference!” 

Past Speakers and Presentation Topics

Mending Walls: The Documentary and a Film Discussion

Speakers: Co-Producer Hamilton Glass, moderator John Richardson-Lauve

KEYNOTE: “Courageous Leadership” (3 CEs)

Speaker: Dr. Arthur Romano

LUNCH AND LEARN: “Fighting for You: An NASW Advocacy Update”

Speaker: Sarah Butts, NASW Director of Public Policy

KEYNOTE: “Dialogues on Diversity: Putting the Civil Back in Civil Discourse”

Speaker: Ron Jones

Leadership in a Diverse and Fast-Paced World (.5 CEs) 

Speaker: Robert McCartney, MSW

Earth Prayer and Discussion of Historical Perspectives of Virginia Indigenous People

Presenter: Nottoway Tribe Chief Lynette Allston

The Bridge Project: Finding Connection in a Time of Division

Keynoters: CJ Suitt and Kane Smego

Cultivate Your Superpowers!

Presenter: Salome Raheim


US United

Keynoters: Ken Nwadike and Michigan Sheriff Chris Swanson


Lunch and Learn: Embodying a Coaching Mindset for Social Workers

Presenter: Liz Lasky

“The Last Drop” Film and Discussion

Presenter: Film producer/director Adam Joel, J. Gina Manlove,

Brooks Zitzmann, Katie Moffitt   

Love and Presence: A Modern-Day Map for Living an Extraordinary Life

Keynoter: Dr. Harry Pepper

Cousins: Connected Through Slavery

Keynoter: Phoebe Kilby and Betty Kilby Baldwin

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