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2023 national school social work CONFERENCE
March 29 - April 1, 2023


The School Social Work Association of America invites you to attend the 26th annual National School Social Work Conference. The conference includes a wide variety of useful breakout workshop sessions, opportunities to connect and network with other social work professionals, and an exciting lineup of keynote presenters.

Spend time networking with colleagues from around the country and the world as you exchange intervention strategies and best practices. Check out our exhibitors in between sessions as they showcase innovative resources, educational services. Earn CEUs by attending sessions led by nationally recognized leaders in the profession focusing on issues and skills critical to School Social Workers and numerous products to restock your libraries, assessment toolkits and treasure chests of activities. 

Expand your knowledge through powerful professional learning!  Elevate your practice as you gain meaningful tools and resources for the work!  Engage with other professionals leaving you inspired and renewed! 

Call for workshop proposals

Proposal submission portal open June 17, 2022 - July 31, 2022

Please read the details below before submitting your workshop proposal. 

Session classifications and categories are used by the conference committee to plan a well-balanced program.  Additionally, attendees will use session classifications and categories to determine which sessions to attend.  During the submission process, presenters will be asked to select the classification and category that aligns most closely with the workshop content.  All sessions will be 90 minute or 2-hour sessions.  



Registration will open mid-September. Check back for more details as they become available.

National Award Nominations

Nominations will be accepted through November 30, 2022.


Event Schedule

Coming Soon!

Hotel & Travel

Conference Location

Omni Interlocken Resort

500 Interlocken Boulevard

Broomfield, CO 80021

Accommodation Information

Room Block Rate: $155

Check in is 3:00 pm

Check out is 11:00 am

Reservation Deadline for Room Block: March 6, 2023 -5:00 pm Mountain (or until room block is sold out)

Reservation Link to be shared in September 2022 

Nearby Airport

Omni Interlocken Hotel is located about 28 miles (30 minutes) from The Denver International Airport (DEN).


Omni Interlocken Hotel offers complimentary self-parking for guests



Information Coming Soon!


Information Coming Soon!





"I just wanted to thank you and all the presenters. For a first virtual conference, you all are doing an amazing job. You are fielding questions, offering a variety of sessions, allowing for conversation, and improving the field of social work by providing information and resources."



"Excellent, well-run conference.  Exceeded my expectations.”

South Carolina

"I thought all of the sessions were great!  I even spent my lunch using what I learned in the first session about the virtual office and the google site to develop my own SEL site for our district. Thank you for very applicable information so far at this conference!"



"Appreciate the great efforts of SSWAA to offer a timely and pertinent virtual conference! School social workers are striving to learn and offer best practices during these most challenging times. The  variety of topics and presenters, avenues to access content, and connection with nationwide colleagues was awesome."



"I took all the sessions this summer.  I'd like to share since then I have participated in a few more virtual conferences and trainings.  SSWAA by far was the most professional, organized and easy to navigate.  Kudos to the people who put the SSWAA virtual conference together.  I am now a member of SSWAA due to the experience I had with the conference."

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