2024 NASW Louisiana Annual Conference "Advancing Health Equity Through Social Work" March 6-8, 2024 Crowne Plaza Executive Center Baton Rouge, LA

We want to thank everyone who attended the 2024 NASW-LA conference, and extend our deepest appreciation for making it such a positive, informative, and transformative experience.  It takes a lot of work behind the scenes to put on an event of this size, and that’s a huge testament to the Conference Chair, Conference Committee, NASW-LA Board, Volunteers and our support system at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  But most of all, it’s due to the tireless work of Missy Hall-James, who’s been working non-stop since conference to finalize all of the details and administrative tasks.  One of those is getting the CEU and evaluation system set up, and that will be emailed to all attendees as soon as it’s ready.  We’re hoping that will be this Friday, March 15th, but it may be early next week.  We ask for your understanding and patience and rest assured as soon as it’s ready you will receive it.  Lastly, please do not forget to fill out the conference evaluation, as we both presenters and out chapter require that feedback to help make future conferences even better.  Thanks again, and see you next year at conference!

2024 Annual Conference Program


Registration is OPEN for the 2024 NASW Louisiana Chapter Annual Conference. Come join us on March 6-8, 2024, as we return to the Crowne Plaza Executive Center in Baton Rouge, LA.  The conference will bring together social workers, allied professionals, and thought leaders from across the state and surrounding areas. Focusing on the theme: Advancing Health Equity Through Social Workers, the conference will feature top-notch speakers, plenaries, and breakout sessions; all providing knowledge and discussion on today’s hot topics, best practices, and latest trends in the industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 20 CEUS, inclusive of Clinical, Ethics, and General CEU types. Join us to gain immediate take-aways to apply to your work!

2024 Conference will mark a return of NASW Louisiana Awards Celebration, recognizing Social Workers, Students, Citizens, and Organizations who are exhibiting outstanding work and leadership. Come prepared to learn but also to have fun and relax in celebration of the dedication and contributions of our awesome Social Workers in recognition of National Social Work Month!

Conference registration includes a keynote on Returning to our Social Work Roots, presented by Shelina Davis, MPH, MSW, CEO of Louisiana Public Health Institute, an Exhibit Hall, and non-stop networking opportunities. Breakfast, lunch, and two coffee breaks will be served on March 6 and 7, and breakfast and two coffee breaks will be available on March 8. Connect with your colleagues from across the state, learn about new resources and enhance your social work knowledge and skills. We promise you a premier professional event!


Angela Wiggins Harris, LCSW, BACS
NASW-LA Board Member
Chair, 2024 Annual Conference Committee 

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Volunteer Opportunities

Calling All Students and Retirees: Volunteer with Us at NASW-LA 2024 Conference!

Are you a student eager to dive into the world of social work or a NASW Retired Member* looking to stay connected and contribute your valuable expertise? Join us as a volunteer at the NASW-LA 2024 Conference!

Perks Include:

  • Volunteer for four hours and enjoy the rest of the conference day for FREE.
  • Gain hands-on experience and network with professionals in the field.
  • Contribute to the success of an impactful event.

Become an essential part of our team and make a difference! Begin your volunteering journey by signing up for your preferred slots on our Sign-Up Genius page.

NOTE: Please only sign up for ONE four-hour volunteer slot.

After signing up, expect an email confirmation letter detailing your schedule. Take a moment to confirm your schedule and express your interest in attending or purchasing conference dates for the times when you're not volunteering. Once confirmed, please return the confirmation letter to NASW-LA's volunteer committee to finalize your registration.

Thank you for being a valuable part of the NASW-LA team! If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to us at info.naswla@socialworkers.org. We look forward to having you contribute to the success of our conference.

*Retired volunteers must be NASW Members with a Retired Membership.

2024 Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus

Click here  to download the 2024 Exhibitor & Sponsor Prospectus to view this year's exhibitor and sponsor opportunities.  For questions or to reserve your space, please contact Melissa Hall-James at mhjames.naswla@socialworkers.org or 225-346-1234.

Thank You to Our Confirmed Sponsors





Thank You to Our Confirmed Exhibitors






2024 Conference Registration Fees