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19th National School Social Work Conference

SSWAA's 19th National School Social Work Conference will be held at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. The hotel is 2 blocks away from all of the activity surrounding the Inner Harbor and easily accessible.

3/9/2016 to 3/12/2016
When: March 9 - 12, 2016
8:00 AM
Where: Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
300 S. Charles St.
Baltimore, Maryland  21201
United States
Contact: Rebecca Kunkel Oliver

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Review Our Conference Brochure & Register Today!

The School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) would like to invite you to join us in Baltimore, Maryland beginning Wednesday, March 9 until Saturday, March 12, 2016 for the 19th National School Social Work Conferencesm.   We are excited to be going to the Inner Harbor of Baltimore ...home of the Star Spangled Banner, Ft. McHenry, the National Aquarium, the Orioles and some great crab!

Review our Conference Brochure.  Print a copy and be sure to bring with you since session details will not be provided on-site.  Register and attend numerous CEU sessions lead by nationally recognized leaders in the profession focusing on issues and skills critical to School Social Workers. Spend time networking with colleagues from around the country and the world as you exchange intervention strategies and best practices. Visit our exhibit hall showcasing innovative resources, educational services and numerous products to restock your offices and treasure chest of activities.   During your free time, run or walk the waterfront, take a water taxi across the harbor, eat, shop, and enjoy!  See more. 

Workshop Selections:

Already registered and need to sign up for or change your workshop selections?   Just follow our step by step tutorial: How to Add/Change  Workshop Selections to My Conference Registration. 

Registration Fees:

Register before February 26, 2016 to avoid $35 Late Fee!    For planning purposes, we have provided a complete spreadsheet of Conference Registration Fees.   BE SURE TO LOG IN FIRST TO ACCESS MEMBER RATES.  If you are not currently a member, your "Non-member" Full or Pre & Full Conference rate will include one year's SSWAA membership.  

Need help convincing your Supervisor?  See Complete Details including Ten Points to Help Convince Your Supervisor strategies if your district does not want you to "leave the building",  lists of workshops by topic and Conference Justification Letter that can be adapted to your district.

Register Now for the Conference


Purchase Orders: 

If you are submitting a Purchase Order, please submit a copy of your invoice to your district/agency for processing.    See tutorial:  How to Print a Copy of My Invoice.   (Non-members will need to contact us for a copy at   Please note that your registration will NOT be processed until after we have received payment or a copy of your district's purchase order.   Send Purchase Orders to Rebecca Kunkel Oliver at   You may also wish to give your Business Office a  copy of our W-9 to speed up processing. 

How to Pay My Bill: 

Did you already register but still need to pay?  See tutorial:  How to Pay a SSWAA Invoice


 All cancellations MUST be in writing. Written requests postmarked before February 9, 2016 will be refunded minus a 25% administrative fee. There will be no refunds after February 9, 2016.

Exhibit, Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

Contributing as a sponsor and exhibitor to this conference is a way to increase your exposure to School Social Workers from all around the country as well as the world. School Social Workers eagerly await the opportunity to build our libraries, resource database, assessment arsenal and treasure chests of activities. Please take a moment to review our Exhibitor/Sponsor Prospectus' menu of opportunities and you should find something for every marketing budget.   Read more. 

CEU Policy

As usual, each person is ethically responsible for their attendance for CEU Hours.  See new Board Policy regarding CEUs

Instructions for Printing CEU

To print your CEU report, visit the web app on your PC or laptop and ensure you are connected to a local printer.

Once you are on the web app's home screen, please follow these steps to get to your CEU report:

  • View your CEU report by going to your app profile
  • Click the Advanced tab then click Track CEU & Attendance
  • All of your earned CEUs will appear at this screen (see the screenshot below for an example)
  • To print this report, simply right click on the screen and select Print from the menu like printing a typical webpage.
  • You may be asked to first save the screen as a PDF. Save the file, locate the PDF, and print the file to your connected printer.

If you have any issues obtaining your CEU report, please fill out the in-app support form.

Conference Hotel Information

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel which surrounds you with the best of Baltimore. Steps from the magnificent Inner Harbor and Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Sheraton Inner Harbor is convenient to everything that makes Baltimore so wonderful. (Read more about the exciting Inner Harbor below.) 

The Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Dine in one of two Sheraton Baltimore Inner Harbor restaurants or after a long day, unwind in the indoor heated pool or sauna or work up a sweat in their 24-hour state of the art Sheraton Fitness Center by Core Performance.  Step out the door and you are 2 blocks from restaurants, shops and nightlife surrounding the Baltimore Inner Harbor. 


Discounted self parking fee at $20 per night.

Room Rates: 

Single and Double Room Rates are $169 plus taxes. Triple Room Rate is $189 and Quad Room Rate is $209 plus taxes.  Reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. EST February 12, 2016.   To make your reservations, use SSWAA's Direct Hotel Reservation Website or call  (410) 962-8300 (be sure to mention the SSWAA Conference to receive the conference rates).  Please note:  An early departure fee of $75 will apply if you check out prior to the confirmed checkout date.  Please note that once the SSWAA hotel block is filled, conference rates may no longer apply so make your reservations today! 

Please do not book more room nights than you need for the conference. If you have to cancel your hotel reservation, please do so as soon as possible.  Timely cancellation helps ensure that rooms are available for other conference attendees, especially before the cutoff date.  Please be considerate of others. 

What to Do In Baltimore? 

"Baltimore's Inner Harbor is a hub of activity. In just a few city blocks, you can unearth dinosaurs at the Maryland Science Center, get a history lesson at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, pay respects to pop culture at Geppi's Entertainment Museum, or submerge yourself in exotic sealife at the National Aquarium. Other attractions include the American Visionary Art Museum, the Babe Ruth Museum, and the Port Discovery Children's Museum. 

Think you’re done? Not even close! Baltimore’s Inner Harbor has loads of restaurants, pubs, hotels and shops, many of them at the popular Harborplace shopping and entertainment center. The Water Taxi will take you from the harbor to surrounding neighborhoods, and the free Charm City Circulator provides daily bus service through several downtown routes - See more "    Source:  Visit Baltimore

Save on Travel:

 If you are coming from near or coming from far, travel to Baltimore is less expensive than you would think. You can save hundreds of dollars by booking your flight EARLY and/or using sites like KAYAK and others to watch for the lowest fares.  You can also try checking airfares on Tuesdays and midweek rather than the weekend when rates tend to go up.

Special thanks to "Visit Baltimore" for graphics and attraction information.

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