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Symposium 2020 Coronavirus Updates:  

At NASW-MA our primary concern is the health of our members and attendees. Currently, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. At this point, we have not made a decision to postpone our Symposium 2020 plans for April 30 - May 1 or for the Annual Awards Dinner on April 29, 2020.


We will continue to provide updates as the situation evolves. Please visit this website for more updates. 


If you have any concerns please contact the office via email or phone at or 617-227-9635.







Online registration is strongly encouraged.



Conference Details



Events & Workshops

Symposium 2020 consist of six workshops sessions, annual awards dinner and networking night. Guest attending symposium can add the awards dinner and networking night as an additional session. Guest attending the annual awards night only or networking night only must select these events separately from the Symposium admission items. For immediate assistance contact the chapter office at 617-227-9635. To download a list of workshops click here or visit and click "Agenda" for the most up to date list of workshops and events. To register using a mail-in registration form click here.


Online Registration Instructions

This year attendees can register online for Symposium. Online registration is recommended to assure you secure yourworkshop selections prior to the conference. Workshops will close once capacity is filled. To register using a mail-in registration form click here.

How to register:

  • Visit 
  • Enter Name, email & select your registration type (member, non-member, etc.)
  • Next, complete your contact information, and guest/group info (if applicable)
  • Next, select your admission item (Both Days, Thursday, Friday, Awards Dinner or Networking Night)
  • Next, select workshop sessions and select optional items (optional items include, ads, donations, a la carte items, etc)
  • Next, confirm registration details and submit payment 

Click here for online registration instructions.

For immediate assistance contact Adam Linn (617-227-9635, ext. 118) or Samantha Thompson-Foster (617-227-9635, ext. 114) or email 


Please note, workshop selections are not guaranteed when submitting a paper registration.

Please make check payable to NASW-MA, 11 Beacon Street, Suite 510, Boston, MA 02108.



Symposium registration may be canceled with a full refund (less a $25 processing fee*) provided written notification is received 30 days prior to the conference start date (March 29, 2020). 

No refunds will be granted within 30 days of the conference start date.

All fees for special events are non-refundable.

Refund requests should be submitted in writing to:

NASW-MA, 11 Beacon Street, Suite 510 Boston, MA 02108

Or sent by email to 
or fax to 617-227-9877.

Please allow one complete billing cycle for refunds to appear on your credit card statement.

*The processing fee covers credit card transaction fees and other administrative fees related to the event coordination and registration processing. 


Annual Awards Dinner Reservations

This year the National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts Chapter (NASW-MA) will kick-off Symposium 2020 during its 47th Annual Awards Celebration.The awards ceremony was established to recognize and celebrate the achievements of social workers, promote social work and encourage social work professionals to achieve excellence. To RSVP for the awards dinner only, select admission item "Annual Awards Dinner" during the registration process.


Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Advertisers (SEAs)

SEA opportunities are available for Symposium 2020. Sponsors and Exhibitors who register for Symposium can attend workshops for free (first come, first served).  Click here to view the list of opportunities available or contact Samantha Thompson-Foster at for more details. 

All schools of social work are invited to participate in Networking Night. Exhibit tables are still available. Click here to view sponsor and exhibitor opportunities. 


Become a Volunteer for Symposium 

If you are passionate and committed to serving others we need you! Volunteer for Symposium 2020 and help make a difference. Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities.


Volunteers assist and support the following key areas of the conference:


Registration volunteers are responsible for welcoming attendees and distributing registration materials. Attendees will expect you to have the answer to everything, so you will need to familiarize yourself with the conference schedule, the conference mobile app, room locations, etc.

Room Monitors:

As a session monitor, you will liaise with the speakers to ensure they have all necessary equipment, welcome attendees as they enter the session room, provide a session headcount, and provide evaluation information to attendees. Room monitors are assigned to one room for one day, and may request a certain theme or track to liaise; while NASW-MA will try to honor all requests, requests are not guaranteed.


Hospitality volunteers need to be very familiar with the conference schedule; special events, restaurants, and other items that you believe will contribute to an overall positive conference experience including information about the conference for first-time attendees. Hospitality volunteers will assist with special events and setup throughout the Conference.


Exhibit Hall Volunteer: 

Exhibit Hall volunteers are responsible for checking in and assisting exhibitors and encouraging participants to visit the Hall.


Traffic Direction Volunteer

Traffic Direction volunteers are responsible for giving directions to conference attendees at posts throughout the conference facility. Attendees will expect you to have the answer to everything, so familiarize yourself with the conference schedules, the Conference venue, the conference mobile app, room locations, etc.



Want to sign up as a volunteer now? Click here to get started.





Be apart of Symposium 2020. Register as a Sponsor, Exhibitor or Advertiser today!









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