53rd Annual NYSSSWA State Conference

53rd Annual NYSSSWA State Conference in Syracuse

November 2 & 3, 2017

“Creating a Culture of Acceptance, Safety and Respect”

Join us in Syracuse for our fall conference and receive up to 12 CEUs.

The New York State School Social Workers’ Association would like to invite you to be a part of our 2017 State Conference to be held again in Syracuse, New York at the elegant Crowne Plaza Syracuse Hotel  beginning on Thursday, November 2, 2017 to Friday, November 3, 2017.    Join us for this training opportunity  (earn up to 12 CEUs) that will enhance your skill sets and energize you to return home to continue the critically meaningful work you do every day to meet the needs of students, families and schools.  See the complete Program of Workshops as well as more conference details .

Register Today!

Conference Rates:

NYSSSWA Members: Full Conference: $320 Thursday Only: $195 Friday Only: $215
NYSSSWA Retired Members: Full Conference: $270 Thursday Only: $170 Friday Only: $190
Non-Members: Full Conference: $395 Thursday Only: $270 Friday Only: $290
Late Registration Fees after October 20, 2017 — ADD $50

Non-members may want to consider joining first and receive membership as well as conference registration.  NYSSSWA Members who sign in with their membership email address will be provided reduced membership conference rates as noted above.

Cancellations and refund requests must be in writing by October 20, 2017. There is a $25.00 cancellation fee to cover the administrative costs associated with refunding your conference registration fee.


Crowne Plaza Syracuse Hotel
701 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, New York 13210

We are pleased to again return to the Crowne Plaza Syracuse Hotel, “an upscale hospitality gem, offering luxury rooms and suites and generous amenities. ”  Surrounded by the Armory Square in the heart of the historic downtown area, the hotel provides easy access to some of the best restaurants, shops, and entertainment in the city.

Room Rate: $119.00  (includes $15.00 per Night Parking Fee (Waived).
Register by October 20, 2017 to receive the Conference Rate.
Phone: (315) 479-7000

You will just need to select the date of stay(s)-left side of page). Your group code is SOC and the date of stay selected  November 1-November 3, 2017      Click the search button, which will then connect you to the rooms available to reserve with the NYS School Social Workers Assn rate of $119.    Use the following link:

Hotel Reservation Link


Click here  to access conference handouts/powerpoints.  Attendees are responsible for printing and bringing their own handouts.   Handouts will be posted as received so keep checking back.  Presenters will be responsible for bringing their own handouts if nothing is posted prior to the Conference.  Be sure to log in first.

Purchase Orders:

Purchase Orders can be faxed to: 516-595-8509 or emailed to: purchase.order.request@nyssswa.org
If you do not know your Purchase Order number when register, you can put “pending” for the date and then submit later.

Send checks to: NYSSSWA, 79 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714-5310

NYCDOE Vendor Number:  NEW668575

Events: How To Instructions

Need help registering?  Here are a few tutorials to assist you:

How Do I Obtain Conference CEUs?

The provision of CEUs is a multi-step manual process.  Nothing is automated so please allow 3 weeks for processing all components.   For more details see:

CEU Process

Photo by Charles Wainwright Photography (cropped) and provided for use by Visit Syracuse