2019 NASW-NYS Statewide Conference

Countdown to the 2019 Conference!

 

CONGRATULATIONS KESHARI KHARKA!

Winner of the 2019 (EM)POWER UP Facebook Contest!

"I empower others by encouraging them to believe in themselves and self-advocating. Speak for those who cannot speak for themselves and lift them up because not everyone has the same opportunity. During my professional career I have learned that one of the core principle of social work profession is advocacy and it’s important that we have to advocate for ourselves and others. Self-Care is a necessity." #EMPOWERUP

Overview

The National Association of Social Workers – New York State Chapter (NASW-NYS) Statewide Conference is one of the largest gatherings of social workers and like-minded professionals in New York. This three-day conference event will consist of acclaimed keynote presenters, continuing education workshops, networking opportunities, award ceremonies, and more! Taking place in Saratoga Springs, NY, the 2019 conference will connect you with the newest trends, innovations, and practice, and is a rare opportunity to network with other social workers across all professional levels.

June 5-7, 2019
The Saratoga Hilton
534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

UP TO 15 CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT HOURS AVAILABLE!

This year's theme conference is (EM)POWER UP: Social Workers as the Vanguards of Change.

2019 SPEAKERS

JONATHAN MOONEY

 

KEYNOTE PRESENTER | THURSDAY

Jonathan Mooney is a writer and learning activist who did not learn to read until he was 12 years old. He is a graduate of Brown University’s class of 2000 and holds an honors degree in English Literature. Jonathan has spent his entire professional career as a social entrepreneur developing organizations, programs, and initiatives to improve the lives of marginalized groups. In 1997, as an undergraduate at Brown University, Jonathan co-founded Project Eye-To-Eye, a non-profit advocacy organization for students with learning differences. Learn More

MARY PENDER GREENE, LCSW-R, CGP

KEYNOTE PRESENTER | THURSDAY/SOCIAL WORK AWARDS DINNER

Mary Pender Greene, LCSW-R, CGP, is a psychotherapist, career/executive coach, trainer, and consultant with a private practice in Midtown Manhattan. Mary is a thought leader in the social services industry, recognized by her peers for her wisdom, contributions, and novel ideas on coaching, training, mentoring, and sharing knowledge. She has more than 20 years of experience helping individuals, couples, companies, and non-profit organizations. Learn More

VICTORIA M. RIZZO, LCSW-R, PhD

OPENING PLENARY SPEAKER | THURSDAY

Victoria M. Rizzo, LCSW-R, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, SUNY currently serves as the Chair of the NASW-NYS Chapter’s Value of Social Work Task Force. Dr. Rizzo has dedicated her career to demonstrating the value of social work in health care settings through her research, teaching, and workforce development activities. Dr. Rizzo’s research examines the impact of social work, and interprofessional interventions that include social workers, on health care utilization, health, and behavioral health outcomes for older adults coping with chronic illnesses, elder abuse, and care giving. Learn More

LORETTA PYLES, PhD

 

CLOSING PLENARY SPEAKER | FRIDAY

Loretta Pyles, PhD, is a Professor at the School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany, SUNY. She is also a meditation and yoga teacher, workshop leader, organizational consultant, and activist. The 3rd edition of her book, Progressive Community Organizing: Transformative Practice in a Globalizing World will be published by Routledge Press in 2020. Learn More

(EM)POWERING YOU.

This 2019 NASW-NYS conference theme is (EM)POWER UP: Social Workers as the Vanguards of Change, and we believe it truly captures the essence of our profession.

Agenda

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Sponsor, Exhibit, Advertise.

As a sponsor, exhibitor, and/or advertiser, you will reach hundreds of social work professionals and students eager to learn about products and services that will enhance their personal and professional lives, as well as seeking to connect with organizations and agencies for collaboration and job opportunities. With numerous scheduled receptions, general sessions, and breaks, you will have many opportunities to interact with conference attendees and promote your organization or service.

If you have any questions about sponsoring, exhibiting, and/or advertising at the conference, or would like to discuss a custom package, please contact Amelia Lochner-Malavé (Grants & Development Specialist) at alochner.naswnys@socialworkers.org

All exhibitor and advertising are subject to review and approval by NASW-NYS. NASW-NYS reserves the right to refuse any exhibitor or advertisement it deems to be objectionable to its mission and/or policies. The Chapter cannot promote unaffiliated insurance products or vendors. 

Sponsorship deadline is April 17, 2019

 

Video and information courtesy of Discover Saratoga, known as the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau. Visit the official website at https://www.discoversaratoga.org/

DISCOVER SARATOGA

Known for the Saratoga Race Course, horses, mineral springs, and great restaurants and shopping, this exciting historical and cultural center is located minutes from Albany and is a short drive from most Northeast locations.

Venue & Accommodations

THE SARATOGA HILTON
534 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 584-4000

For the very first time in NASW-NYS history, we are taking our statewide conference to beautiful Saratoga Springs, NY! The 2019 (EM)POWER UP Conference will take place at the Saratoga Hilton and the adjoining Saratoga City Center.

Our conference has a limited number of room blocks at the host hotel (the Saratoga Hilton) and discounts will be applied at time of booking (if available) by registering via the special link below. Rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis — so don't delay, book your room today!

Booking website: https://book.passkey.com/go/SocialWorkersNYChapt19

 

BE A VANGUARD OF CHANGE

JOIN THE 2019 NASW-NYS CONFERENCE

SEE YOU IN JUNE 2019

at the SARATOGA HILTON & SARATOGA CITY CENTER