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Making Waves



2019 Conference Theme & Rationale:
We are excited to announce the theme for our 2019 Annual Conference: Making Waves. If society is an ocean, social workers are the waves that incite change. We stir the waters, question what’s normal, and encourage change in communities and the nation at large. Each change effort originates from a simple idea; just a ripple in a large body of water. But social workers foster these ideas through grass-roots efforts, community organizing, and social justice campaigns until change sweeps through society like a tsunami. We are not advocates of change simply for the sake of change. Our efforts are supported by evidence-based practice and a unifying Code of Ethics. Whether we work in micro, mezzo or macro settings, we are at the forefront of change, making waves in our profession. At the 2019 conference, we hope to generate ripples of ideas, learn from one another about the ever-changing tides of society, and celebrate the waves that social workers make every day!


September 22–25, 2019 | Kalahari Resort in the Poconos
The Kalahari Resort has been the home of our annual conference for the last several years and we are going back again this year! The state of the art facilities and comfortable atmosphere make the perfect environment for learning, networking, and fun! Not to mention the Kalahari is the home to the nation's largest indoor waterpark!


Don't forget to make hotel reservations...
A dedicated website is now available for your attendees to book their hotel rooms online.


or Exhibitor

Exhibit Hall: Monday, September 23 -  11:15 am Ribbon Cutting - 3:45 pm
Tuesday, September 24 - 7 am - 11 am

2019 Conference workshop submissions have CLOSED.
2020 Conference RFP will open in November 2019.



2019 Pricing

Type of Registration              3-Day (Full)           2-Day          1-Day

  Members                                420                        310                  205

Student Members                   150                        100                  70

Student (non-member)           195                       145                   95

Non-Members                          590                       440                 295

 Presenter                                 310                      230                  150

Each day includes continental breakfast, lunch, keynotes, workshops, CE certificate,
time with exhibitors (Monday & Tuesday), and networking opportunities.


PASWE - Pricing to come soon

Professional (7 am until 7 pm)  $$

Students (8 am until 5:15 pm)  $$



PASWE Dinner (Monday night)  $30

GALA Dinner (Tuesday night)  $36

Ropes Course (Sunday afternoon or Wednesday afternoon) $43






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