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October 16-18, 2014
Radisson Valley Forge Hotel in King of Prussia
 
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November 6-8, 2014
Doubletree Hotel in Monroeville

 

 

Conference Request for Proposals is Now Closed.

Request for 2015 Conference in State College will open November 14, 2014 through March 14, 2015

 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

King of Prussia - October 16-18, 2014 Conference REGISTRATION - Now Open

Monroeville - November 6-8, 2014 Conference REGISTRATION - Now Open

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Please click here to download the conference registration form. All registrations should be mailed to the chapter office with corresponding payment.

 

For conference brochure scroll down to heading TENTATIVE CONFERENCE PROGRAMS


Early Bird Pricing (has ended for King of Prussia & October 10 for Monroeville)

 

Extended until Thursday at midnight, September 18, 2014 for KOP registration!

Participant
Everything Conference
(Pre-Conference & Standard Conference)
Thursday AM - Saturday PM
Standard Conference
(Thursday PM - Saturday PM)
One Day only
(Friday or Saturday) 
Pre-Conference Only
(Thursday)
  . . .   PAUSWE ONLY - Monroeville only
(Friday 6 PM - Saturday 2 PM)
 Member
400 289165120      tbd
Non Member 530 399 225150   tbd
 Presenter250139 75120   tbd
 Student with valid ID 210  13975  80      tbd
       

King of Prussia Conference
Registrations received now October 11 - Add $30
Registrations received October 12 and walk-ins  - Add $50

Monroeville Conference
Registrations received October 10 through November 1 - Add $30
Registrations received November 2 and walk-ins - Add $50


Hotel Information

King of Prussia- October 16-18, 2014
Valley Forge Casino Resort
1160 First Ave
King of Prussia, PA
*For room reservations, please call 1-610-337-2000. Mention NASW-PA to secure our room block. Reservations must be made over the phone; block rate pricing will not be honored with online reservations. Reservations must be made prior to September 24, 2014.

Monroeville- November 6-8, 2014
Doubtletree by Hilton: Pittsburgh Monroeville Convention Center
101 Mall Blvd
Monroeville, PA

$129 / night for single/double

*For room reservations, please call 1-412-373-7300. Mention NASW-PA to secure our room block. Reservations must be made over the phone; block rate pricing will not be honored with online reservations. Reservations must be made prior to October 15, 2014.


 


Conference Programs

Please note: Conference program information will continue to be updated as presentations are added and/or changed. While most presentations and times will remain as listed, any information is subject to change based on presenter availability and scheduling needs. If you are a presenter and have edits to your title, credentials, abstract, etc.; please contact Amy Sagen or Tara Breitsprecher with the corrections.

 

Click on the heading below for the program

Valley Forge Conference Program (October 16-18)

Monroeville Conference Program (November 6-8) 

 

Pre-Conference Intensives (Thursday Day Sessions 8 AM)

 

King of Prussia

 

1. Private Practice (How to Start your Practice: AM session & Ethics Panel for private practitioners; PM Session) - 4 Ethics CEs

2. See How They Run: Encouraging Social Workers to Win Elected Office - 8 CEs

3. Addressing Ethical Dilemmas in an Era of Complex Practice Issues: HIV/AIDS as a Case Study - 8 CEs (4 of which are Ethics)

4. Clinical Supervision - 8 CEs

 

Monoroeville

1. Private Practice (How to Start your Practice: AM session & Ethics Panel for private practitioners; PM Session) - 4 Ethics CEs

2. Human Trafficking: How to Recognize, Respond, Report & More - 8 CEs

 

Student Poster Presentations


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 amy@nasw-pa.org to participate. Information must be received by September 6, 2014

Annual Awards - nomination deadline is Friday, August 15, 2014

The NASW-PA Annual Awards are presented at the Annual Conference. 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) 

Please complete the attached form or email the following to Amy@nasw-pa.org

1. Your contact information (name, email, phone, etc)
2. Name of nominee along with contact information
3. How long you have known  and in what capacity (peer, supervisor, etc)
4. A nomination letter that will provide the selection committee with information on who the nominee is, his/her contributions to the profession, and reasons why he/she should be selected.

NOMINATION FORM

 

Lifetime Achievement Award: Qualifications
1. Demonstrated repeated achievement throughout their career as a social worker
2. Received recognition beyond the social work profession.
3. Make contributions with lasting impact.
4. Have been in social work practice a minimum of 15 years.
5. Be a member in good standing of NASW-PA.

Social Worker of the Year Award: Qualifications

1. Have made a demonstrated difference within the past 3 years, in an area such as those listed below or the results of such an effort become apparent in the past year:
    * Advocacy for Clients
    * Impact on social policy
    * Exceptional practice
     * Program creation
    * Innovative research
2. Demonstrate leadership.
3. Take risks to achieve results.
4. Be a member in good standing of NASW-PA.

Public Citizen of the Year Award: Qualifications

1. Make a significant contribution to an area or population of concern to social work, such as
    * Public social issues
    * Populations at risk
    * Quality of life for communities
2. Produce work of lasting impact.
3. Demonstrate leadership.
4. Act with courage and verve.
5. Exemplify social work values and ethics.
6. Not hold a social work degree.

Kristin Bowser Young Social Worker of the Year Award: Qualifications
1. Have a history of outstanding service in the following area(s)
    * Advocacy for clients
    * Impact on social policy
    * Exceptional practice
    * Program creation
2. Be under 30 years of age.
3. Demonstrate professional leadership.
4. Hold a social work degree.
5. Be a member in good standing of NASW-PA

 

 

Sponsorship Opportunities - Opens March 10, 2014 through deadline of Friday, August 15, 2014

 

THERE ARE NO MORE TABLES AVAILABLE AT KING OF PRUSSIA> thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors.

 

MONROEVILLE opportunities available!

 


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)
    • Lunch with promotional stationary set Thank you University of Pittsburgh sponsorship at King of Prussia
    • President's Reception with promotional mug
  • 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) 

    • Conference Bag Thank you University of Pennsylvania sponsorship at King of Prussia
    • Conference Glassware
    • Conference Padfolio / Journal
    • Conference Flashdrive Thank you Temple University sponsorship at King of Prussia
    • Breakfast
  • 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)

  • Specialization (choose one)

    • Code of Ethics Books with your logo Thank you Marywood University at King of Prussia
    • Writing implement with your logo  Thank you NHS
    • AM Coffee Break
    • PM Snack Break
  • 1/2 page ad
  • 3 min address to participants at Saturday luncheon

 

Bronze Sponsorship:$750 one conference / $1100 both conferences (save 400 and sponsor both locations)

  • Specialization (choose one)

    • Opening Ceremony
    • Keynote
    • Pre-conference Session
  • 1/4 page ad
  • 5 min address to participants at event sponsored (pre-conference will address all attendees at Thursday lunch)

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.

 

 

Exhibit Table Information


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 amy@nasw-pa.org, 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 7 am - 12:15 pm
    • Continental Breakfast served in the Exhibit Hall - wake up with our participants.
    • 30 min between morning workshops to encourage participants to visit exhibit hall (9:30 - 10 and 11:30 - noon)
  • Saturday: Exhibit 7 am - 12:15 pm
    • Continental Breakfast served in the Exhibit Hall - wake up with our participants.
    • 30 min between morning workshops to encourage participants to visit exhibit hall (9:30 - 10 and 11:30 - noon)

 

 

Pittsburgh (11/6-8/2014)

 

* Thursday: Set up from 5-9 pm

* Friday: Exhibit 7 am - 12:30 pm

Continental Breakfast served in the Exhibit Hall - wake up with our participants.

  • 30 min between morning workshops to encourage participants to visit exhibit hall (9:30 - 10 and 11:30 - noon)
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    * Friday evening Reception: 8:30 - 10 pm

    * Saturday: Exhibit 7am - 12:30 pm 

    Continental Breakfast served in the Exhibit Hall - wake up with our participants.

  • 30 min between morning workshops to encourage participants to visit exhibit hall (9:30 - 10 and 11:30 - noon)

  • Breakdown by 3 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 (amy@nasw-pa.org) at 717-232-4125.

     

    Program Advertising


    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 communications@nasw-pa.org 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.

     

     




























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