57th Annual NYSSSWA State Conference


November 3 & 4, 2022
Albany Hilton Hotel

The New York State School Social Workers’ Association would like to thank over 160 School Social Workers for being a part of our 2022 State Conference which was held in Albany, New York at the Albany Hilton Hotel beginning on Thursday, November 3, 2022 to Friday.  We were especially pleased to have representation from all of our NYSSSWA regions.  Be sure to check out our Conference Photo Gallery!  

Wendy Castiglia, President & Peg Barrett, Past President

(Photo by Discover Albany)

How Do I Obtain Conference Continuing Education Hours?

The provision of Continuing Education hours is a multi-step manual process. Nothing is automated so please allow 3 weeks for processing all components.  

In order to receive your Continuing Education certificate, you must do the following:

  • Register for Conference.  See Tutorials provided above for step by step assistance under “Registration:  Need Help?”  
  • Pay Registration Fees.
  • Attendance:  You MUST get “scanned in” and “scanned out” of EACH session to verify your attendance.  Your registration badge will have your QR code which will be scanned by NYSSSWA Board members to record attendance.
  • Evaluations:  NYSED requires evaluations for ALL Workshops/Keynote Sessions you attend.  After the conference has ended, complete the online surveys at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/57StateConf
    • The form is set up for you to flow chronologically from one session to the next.
    • Do NOT click “Done” until you have completed ALL evaluations or you will not be able to re-enter from that same computer.  You DO NOT have to start over but can access from another computer and complete your missing evaluations.  (We can combine on the back end but it requires more work.)
  • Certificates are individually released once all steps are completed and confirmed.
  • NYSSSWA Continuing Education Certificates will be stored and available for attendees to print as needed via their member account. See Tutorials:
  • If you have completed all components and after 3 weeks are still not able to access your certificate, please contact  member.services@nyssswa.org

Key Presentations: 

Among other topics:

  • “The Art of Becoming Indispensable–by Dr. Robin DeLuca-Acconi
  • “Expanding Beyond the Language of ‘Equity’ and ‘Social Justice’ by Dr. Ebony Green
  • “Social Media and Its Impact on Child Safety” by  Chris Smith, FBI Investigator & Dr. Adam Morris
  • “Self Care Essentials:  by Dr. Sharlene Allen Milton, LCSW-C

See Schedule of Events

See Complete Conference

Cancellation Policy:  There will be a $25 administrative fee for any cancellations prior to October 19, 2022.   This must be in the form of an email sent to Member.services@nyssswa.org.   After October 19, 2022, there will be no refunds.


Purchase Orders:

Purchase Orders can be faxed to: (315) 624-1266 Attn: Tricia Hoyer  or emailed to: purchase.order.request@nyssswa.org or Trish.hoyer@nyssswa.org

See  Tutorials below for how to print your invoices and pay for an event.   Be sure to provide a copy of your invoice to your district’s accounts payable department for payment.   Please instruct your district to include your invoice # on any communications as well as the check for payment.

Send checks to: NYSSSWA,  264 Rider Road, Clayville, NY  13322   

NYCDOE Vendor Number:  NEW668575|
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Need Help?

NYSSSWA has a new Membership and Event Platform with YourMembership. Here are a few tutorials to assist you:

Contact member.services@nyssswa.org if you need further assistance.

New York State School Social Workers’ Association is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0057


Hilton Albany Hotel

40 Lodge Street
Albany, New York 12207

We are excited to hold the conference at the Hilton Albany Hotel.    “Our hotel is in the Capital District of downtown Albany, a five-minute walk from Times Union Center. Take in views of the Hudson River and New York State Capitol from your room, and enjoy our indoor pool and whirlpool. We’re also less than eight miles from Albany Airport and within two miles of the Amtrak station.”

Parking Fee:  $11 per day
Deadline:   10/7/2022

Hotel Policies:    The “cut-off date” for accepting reservations is 10/07/2022.  Reservation after-5:00 p.m. local time will be at prevailing room rates.  Rates may not be changed at check-In or check-out for guests who fall to identify their affiliation at the time the reservation is requested.  Please note that once the NYSSSWA hotel block is filled, conference rates may no longer apply.

Room Cancellation: There are no refunds for early departures.  An individual guest may cancel a room reservation and avoid the reservation guarantee only if notice is received by the Hotel at least seventy two (72) hours prior to November 3, 2022.