Foundation Collaborates With NASW On 2012-2018 National Conferences
"Shaping Tomorrow Together," June 20-23, 2018, Washington, D.C. - The NASW Foundation partnered with NASW on a national conference that attracted more than 2,000 social workers and other helping professionals from the United States and around the world. The ultimate gathering of the social work profession – the conference provided wonderful opportunities to earn up to 25.5 CEUs, participate in unique professional development seminars, network, and hear from a captivating group of renowned Keynote Presenters, and Plenary Session Presenters including CNN Correspondent Van Jones; U.S. Senator Cory Booker D-New Jersey; Kane Smego, spoken word and hip hop artist; Fred Lajvardi, nationally-recognized Stem Educator; Elinore F. McCance-Katz, MD, PhD, the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and Gretchen Rubin, best selling author and podcaster. The conference featured a Voter Engagement Teach-In on Capitol Hill, Pre-Conference Workshops, and close to 100 Breakout Sessions on a wide array of issues of importance to social workers. The NASW Foundation held A Night At The Awards, A Night To Remember, an event honoring NASW and Foundation recognition award recipients on June 22.
"Leading Change, Transforming Lives," June 22-25, 2016, Washington, D.C. - The NASW Foundation partnered with NASW on the 2016 national conference that drew more than 2,000 social workers and related professionals. The conference featured a stellar list of inspiring keynote speakers including Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist and philanthropist; Nancy Lublin, CEO of Crisis Text Line and creator of Dress for Success; Wes Moore, an author, social entrepreneur, and political analyst; and violinist and motivational speaker Kai Kight, who performed at the conference opening. There were more than 100 interactive workshops, as well as special events including networking meet-ups, a Social Work Film Festival, and a red carpet A Night at the Awards – A Night To Remember, hosted by the NASW Foundation.
“Social Work: Courage, Hope and Leadership," July 23-26, 2014, Washington, D.C. – The NASW Foundation collaborated with NASW on a national conference that drew more than 1500 social workers from the United States and around the world. The conference featured more than 100 workshops and sessions that helped social workers address pressing social issues, including improving the delivery of health and mental health care, helping families escape poverty, and assisting victims of human trafficking. Keynote speakers included Robert Reich, former U.S. Labor Secretary and economist; Steve Pemberton, business leader and author; and Dr. Brené Brown, Social Work Researcher and New York Times best-selling author.
“Restoring Hope: the Power of Social Work,” July 22-25, 2012, Washington, D.C. – The NASW Foundation partnered with NASW on a national conference that drew more than 800 social workers for plenary sessions and keynote speakers that included Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, military mom, and lifelong educator; Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient; Bob and Lee Woodruff, ABC and CBS journalists, authors, and veterans advocates; Dr. Kenneth Doka, Gerontology Professor and international grief expert; Donna Brazile, Political Strategist, Analyst, CNN and ABC News Contributor; and, Roberto Pacheco of Centro Cultural Waly Salomão, AfroReggae Cultural Group.