October 16-18, 2014
Radisson Valley Forge Hotel in King of Prussia
November 6-8, 2014
Doubletree Hotel in Monroeville
CALL FOR PROPOSALS - OPEN until 5/9/2014
More details are on the submission form.
NASW-PA continues to provide social work students (current students and graduates within the past three years) the opportunity to showcase their research, methodologies, findings, and ideas for future research at our annual conference. Have your research seen, heard, and potentially impact the delivery of services to clients/clinicians as you interact with social workers from across the state at our President’s Reception on Thursday evening. So much of your time has been spent on this project; take the time to share it with your peers!
Each participant will be listed in our conference program, provided five feet of table top display space, invited to bring one guest to the President’s Reception, and will be extended the presenters conference fee rate if staying for the conference.
Submit an abstract of your research project to firstname.lastname@example.org to participate. Information must be received by September 6, 2014
The NASW-PA Annual Awards are presented at the Annual Conference during Saturday's luncheon. Please consider nominating an outstanding and dedicated social worker for the following awards (click on the award to learn more about it and for nomination form)
1. Lifetime Achievement Award
2. Social Worker of the Year Award
3. Public Citizen of the Year Award
4. Kristin Bowser Young Social Worker Award
Sponsorship Opportunities - Opens March 10, 2014 through deadline of Friday, August 15, 2014
The NASW-PA Annual Conference offers a unique opportunity to reach out to more than 400 social workers in different fields of practice. Sponsorship is a great way to demonstrate your support for the social work profession and to increase your positive visibility at the largest gathering of professional social workers in the Commonwealth. Conference attendees always remember who demonstrates support for the event; because they understand your sponsorship makes attendance more affordable. Sponsors are encouraged to direct any questions to Amy Sagen, NASW-PA Chief Operating Officer.
Sponsors are encouraged to complete the appropriate forms online, which can be found by clicking here. A downloadable form can be found here. Please note that sponsorships are non-refundable. Sponsors are also responsible for providing artwork, such as logos. Upon receipt of your paid sponsorship application, you will be sent a confirmation and list of deadlines for materials due to fulfill your sponsorship.
List of possibilities (if you have ideas or thoughts - contact Amy or Ron)
Platinum Sponsorship: $4500 one conference / $7000 both conferences (save 2000 and sponsor both locations!)
Specialization (choose one)
10 min address to participants at lunch of sponsorship or at President's Reception
Exhibit table or an internal (not back cover) full page ad
One conference registration
Gold Sponsorship: $3000 one conference / $5000 both conferences (save 1000 and sponsor both locations)
Specialization (choose one)
Exhibit table or Half page ad
5 min address to participants at Saturday luncheon
Silver Sponsorship: $1800 one conference / $3000 both conferences (save 600 and sponsor both locations)
Bronze Sponsorship:$750 one conference / $1100 both conferences (save 400 and sponsor both locations)
Bag Stuffer: $300 one conference / $500 both conferences
Place an item into the bags of all attendees and have your agency verbally recognized at the President's Reception
For more information, questions, concerns, ideas, or confirmation of your sponsorship, please contact Amy Sagen at 717-232-4125.
Tables are limited.
Having a table at the conference is an effective tool to reach hundreds of professional social workers and other mental health providers. Exhibitors will be listed in the final conference program book. One breakfast and lunch ticket will accompany each exhibitor table for Friday and Saturday. If you are obtaining credits from the conference, separate registration is required.
As we have done in past conferences, each attendee will receive an exhibitor passport paper. This paper will be used to collect information from you to show they have stopped by your table. You may use this time (stamping the paper) to describe your program or agency.
Exhibitors are encouraged to complete the appropriate forms online. A downloadable form is coming.
Please note that exhibit tables are also included for free with many different sponsorship levels. Upon completion, please email your agreement to email@example.com, mail it to NASW-PA (425 N. 21st St. Suite 401, Camp Hill, PA 17011), or fax to (717) 232-4140.
Exhibit Table Fees
- For-profit organizations: $500 one conference / $900 both conferences
- Nonprofit organizations: $400 one conference / $775 both conferences
Tentative Exhibitor Times
King of Prussia (10/16-18/2014)
- Thursday: Set up from 5 - 8pm; Exhibit 8:30 - 10pm
- Friday: Exhibit 9:15 am - 1:30 pm (one hour of no workshops for participants to visit exhibit hall 11:15 am-12:15pm)
- Saturday: Exhibit 9:15 am - 1:30pm (one hour of no workshops for participants to visit exhibit hall 11:15 am - 12:15 pm); Break down from 2:30 - 3:30pm
* Thursday: Set up from 5-8 pm
* Friday: Exhibit 9:15 am - 1:30 pm (one hour of no workshops for participants to visit exhibit hall 11:15 am-12:15 pm)
* Friday evening Reception: 8:30 - 10 pm
* Saturday: Exhibit 9:15 am - 1:30 pm (one hour of no workshops for participants to visit exhibit hall 11:15 am-12:15 pm); Breakdown by 3:30 pm
To be included in the conference program, all exhibitor agreements must be received by the deadline printed on the exhibitor agreement. For more information, questions, concerns, ideas, or confirmation of your sponsorship, please contact Amy Sagen (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 717-232-4125.
Advertising in the conference program is a great way to get your program/agency into the hands of social workers without the additional cost of travel, lodging, and staff time of exhibiting. Every attendee receives a program book at the conference. Each time attendees open the book, you have the likelihood of reaching them. The book is referred to repeatedly and is used for future reference following the conference. This is the perfect opportunity to advertise your organization and support NASW-PA at the same time.
Advertisement Rates (one conference)
- Outside back cover: space is 7.5w x 10h
- Inside back cover: space is 7.5w x 10h
- Full-page ad: space is 7.5w x 10h
- 1/2 page-ad: space is 7.5w x 4.75 h (cannot combine two 1/2 ads to make full page ad)
- 1/4 page-ad: space is 3.5w x 4.75 h (cannot combine two 1/4 ads to make a 1/2 page ad)
|Advertisement||One Conference||Both Conferences (Savings over one conference)||Included in sponsorship|
|Outside back cover||1000||1600 (save 400)|
|Inside back cover||850||1450 (save 300)|
|Full page||650||1050 (save 250)||Platinum|
|Half page||400||700 (save 100)||Gold / Silver|
|Quarter page||175||325 (save 25)||Bronze|
Full payment and online agreement must be submitted by Friday, August 15, 2014. Please complete an advertising agreement to reserve your space; AGREEMENT.
*Winter Newsletter Special: If you choose to become a sponsor or exhibitor at the Annual Conference, or if you place an advertisement in the Conference Program, you will be qualified to receive 50% off the price of an advertisement in the NASW-PA Winter Newsletter. Click here for more information on The Pennsylvania Social Worker.
Questions on design and layout of advertisements can be directed to Tara at email@example.com Advertisements are required to meet the following NASW-PA printing standards:
- Advertisements must be the correct size.
- Advertisements are produced in black and white. Please do not send 2- or 4-color ads.
- High resolution PDFs (saved for "press") are the preferred file format.
- EPS, TIFF, InDesign, and Quark files are accepted. All graphics and fonts must be included when submitting application files.