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CWLA 2019 National Conference

Apr 09, 2019 12:00pm -
Apr 13, 2019 04:00pm

Event Description



Please visit 2019 National Conference for full conference details. To Register, scroll to bottom of this page.




Day 1 (April 9) will feature a “CWLA Members Only” special session for participation by member agency representatives registered for the full conference.


Day 2 – 4 (April 10-12) will include conference materials, plenary sessions, learning labs, workshops, poster presentations, Advocacy Day activities, and meal functions.

Applicable for Full Conference Registration and One-Day Conference Registration


Day 4 – 5 (April 12-13) Friday afternoon and Saturday will include special Training Institute opportunities on focused topics such as: “Trauma-Informed Parenting in a Digital World,” “Achieving Accreditation to be a Qualified Residential Treatment Program,” “Using Group Facilitation to Address Secondary Traumatic Stress and Worker Wellness,” and "Reunification Implications for Older Youth in Care."

Applicable for “Premium” Full Conference Registration and Training Institute Only Registration




 “Early” Full Conference Registration:

CWLA Member – $575; Non-Member – $650


“Premium Early” Full Conference Registration:

 (Includes Training Institute and CEUs) 

CWLA Member – $675; Non-Member – $750


“Early” Full Conference Registration Ends December 31


Full Conference Registration:

CWLA Member – $650; Non-Member – $750


“Premium” Full Conference Registration:

 (Includes Training Institute and CEUs) 

CWLA Member – $750; Non-Member – $850


15% Discount Available for Group of 5 or More Full Conference Registrations*


*Registrations must be completed at the same time as a group for the “15% for 5 or More” discount to apply and is only applicable for new Full Conference Registrations. It does not apply to the special rates detailed below and cannot be combined with any other discount rate offer.  Contact for assistance with a group registration.


Presenter Conference Registration – $425


“Premium” Presenter Conference Registration – $525

(Includes Training Institute and CEUs) 


Wednesday or Thursday One-Day Conference Registration** – $325


Friday One-Day Conference Registration** – $325

  (BONUS: Friday afternoon Training Institute included at No Charge)


Friday Afternoon Training Institute Only Registration** – $65


Saturday Training Institute Only or LGBTQ Special Session Only Registration** – $110


Friday & Saturday Training Institute Only or Global Special Session Only Registration** – $175


**One-Day Conference and Training Institute Only Registrations Include Participation for Day Specified Only


CWLA member agencies receive the best conference rates! If you’re interested in becoming a CWLA member, please contact




Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available at the conference. This program has been approved for CEUs by the NASW Washington State Chapter. Licensed social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors are eligible. Provider number is #1975-176. Conference participants must sign-in with the conference registration desk and submit session evaluations to receive credit.


CEU Fees: CWLA Members – $35; Non-Members – $50




Complete a separate online registration for each person attending the conference. All registrations must be paid in advance of the conference by check, credit card, or signed purchase order authorizing conference registration payment. Onsite registrations must be accompanied by a check or credit card.


Discounts: To receive discounted member registration rates, member agencies’ dues must be paid to date. Registrations must be completed at the same time as a group for the “5 or More” discount to apply. Contact for assistance with a group registration.


All payments are due by March 25, 2019. Mail checks payable to Child Welfare League of America with a copy of your registration confirmation to CWLA, P.O. Box 75171, Baltimore, MD 21275-5171. Purchase orders will be accepted for pre-registration, but your organization’s check must be received by CWLA on or before March 25, 2019, otherwise you will be required to provide another form of payment onsite. We encourage you to make sure payment has been received by CWLA prior to arriving at the conference to avoid an inconvenience onsite. Please be sure to submit documentation to your agency early enough to ensure that CWLA receives payment before the conference.


To be eligible for the “early” registration rate, your payment or purchase order must be received in the CWLA office by December 31.


Your registration confirmation is summarized once you complete your registration online. You will also receive an e-mail confirmation sent to the e-mail address provided. We encourage you to print a copy of your registration for your records.


Any and all liability of the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) with respect to registration, reservations, cancelations, changes in the location or content of the program, and refunds is limited to a sum no greater than the registration fee paid. Under no circumstances shall CWLA be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, the cost of transportation or lodging. Submission of registration and payment constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions herein.


Cancelation Policy: Written cancelations received by e-mail to on or before 5:00 p.m. (ET) on Friday, March 22, 2019 are entitled to a full refund, less a $75 processing fee. After March 22, no refunds will be given and no exceptions will be made. No-shows will be invoiced for payment of the full registration.


Substitutions: If you are not able to attend, you may send a substitute from your agency, but CWLA must be notified in advance by e-mail at


No hotel charges are included in the registration fee. Hotel reservations must be made directly with the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill. Book online at Hyatt Reservations or call 1-888-421-1442 and reference group code: G-CWL9. Additional details are available at Hotel & Travel Information.


CWLA reserves the right to cancel any session at any time.


CWLA or its contractors may photograph or videotape sessions and events at the conference. By attending CWLA’s national conference, attendees understand and agree to allow their images to be used by CWLA in its publications, on its website, and in marketing or promotional materials. Photo images may also be shared with the media. Attendance at the meeting waives CWLA from liability resulting from these uses. If you are accompanying a minor that cannot be photographed, please inform the conference registration desk at check-in.


Event Type:Conference
Early registration ends on Dec 31, 2018.
Regular registration starts on Jan 01, 2019 and ends on Apr 03, 2019.
Late registration starts on Apr 04, 2019.
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