2020 National School Social Work Conference


At this time, SSWAA has been able to secure new dates for our 23rd National Conference.  We will be holding the rescheduled conference at the same hotel, the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, on Saturday, June 27 through Tuesday, June 30, 2020.  The Pre-Conference Forums will be on Saturday, with the Full Conference running Sunday through Tuesday.


Please know that we realize that these dates may not be ideal for everyone.  This situation is not ideal.  Many conferences were cancelling like ours and looking to reschedule and therefore the dates available were limited.  SSWAA wanted to keep the conference in the same fiscal year to help attendees who had already gained approval for travel and training.  


SSWAA will be offering an in-person event and encourage as many as are able to come to the live conference to gain ALL benefits: professional learning, resources, and networking.  However, for those individuals not able or available to travel over those dates in June, we will be offering a virtual option.  An email has been sent to all conference registrants with their options for the rescheduled event.


Additionally, in the coming weeks, SSWAA will also open registration for any who would like to join us in person for our 2020 Conference, now being held in June.


Finally, we realize that this situation has been frustrating and unexpected for you, just like it has been for us as an organization.  Thank you for your grace and persistence through these challenging times.  We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 National Conference or at future SSWAA events.  We value you and your contribution to our profession.

This year's theme is sure to highlight the vital role that School Social Workers play in school communities as they promote welcoming school environments, offer hope and meaningful support, and guide students and families through challenges and adversity.

BEACON OF HOPE:  School Social Workers - Lighting the Way!

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. 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!  See you in Baltimore!

Registration rates

2020 Conference T-Shirt

Add this year's conference t-shirt to your conference registration. This year's shirt will feature the conference logo "Beacon of Hope" on a navy t-shirt.


“Over the years I have made a lot of friends in SSWAA and I love catching up with them at the National Conference and hearing about the work which they do for the profession.”  -- Kevin, Illinois

“I cannot say enough about this conference!  I go back to my office with tons of ideas and strategies feeling refreshed.  Excellent presenters, valuable information presented, lasting relationships created.  Every School Social Worker needs to attend this conference!  Love it!!”  -- Cassandra, Wyoming

“I try to attend SSWAA’s National Conference very year because it is ALL about School Social Work & every workshop I attend applies directly to some aspect of the work I do every day!” -- Annice, Tennessee

“I thoroughly enjoy seeing fellow colleagues from across the country, networking and meeting new school social workers, and being within a national learning atmosphere.” -- Benita, Illinois


P.O. Box 3068  

London, KY 40743



Our Mission

Connecting, empowering, and equipping School Social Workers to provide evidence-informed services.

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