54th Annual NYSSSWA State Conference

November  1 & 2, 2018

“Interventions for Today, Tomorrow & the Future”

Registration is Now Open!

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 2018 State Conference to be held again in Syracuse, New York at the elegant Crowne Plaza Syracuse Hotel  beginning on Thursday, November 1, 2018 to Friday, November 2, 2018.    Join us for this training opportunity  (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.


Keynote Presentations:

  • Thursday Evening:  “Anxious Children in School: How to be a Part of the Solution” by Kimberly Morrow, LCSW
  • Friday Morning:  “Identifying and Managing Threats in our Schools” by Marc Martinez, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Click Here for Workshops & Program

(Be sure to print Program and bring with you to the Conference.)

See Additional Information.  


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.


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

Conference Rates:

See Conference Rate Chart.
Retired & Student Members: $290
Non-Members: $415

Thursday Only:  Members:  $215     Retired & Students:  $240     Non-Members:   $250
Friday Only:   Members: $235   Retired & Students:  $260      Non-Members:  $310
Late Fee:  ADD $50 after  October 19, 2018 

Non-Members:   You will be given an opportunity to join NYSSSWA as part of the Registration process and can then  receive membership rates for the Full Conference for an additional $10 ($85 + $340 = $425). (Conference Rates will automatically adjust.)

Register Today!

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations and refund requests must be in writing by October 19, 2018. There is a $25.00 cancellation fee to cover the administrative costs associated with refunding your conference registration fee.

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 you register, you can put “pending” for the date and then submit later.

Be sure to provide a copy of your invoice to your district’s accounts payable department for payment.   See How To Print Your Invoice and Pay for Event“.   Please instruct your district to include your invoice on any communications as well as the check for payment.

NYCDOE Vendor Number:  NEW668575

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

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.

Hotel Policies:  If you plan to arrive after 4:00 pm, your reservation must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card or the hotel will not hold the room.  Cancellation of a reservation must be made 24 hours in advance; otherwise the reservation will be charged one night room and tax.  Please note that once the NYSSSWA hotel block is filled, conference rates may no longer apply so make your reservations today!

Room Rate: $121.00 plus taxes  (This rate includes Parking Fee)
Deadline:  Register by October 19, 2018 to receive the Conference Rate.
Phone: (315) 479-7000 (Be sure to mention NYSSSWA to obtain the conference discount.)
Reservation Online LinkClick Here

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