56th Annual NYSSSWA State Conference in Buffalo

March 11 & 12, 2021 is Rescheduled to OCTOBER 28 & 29, 2021

“Bridging the Gap: Meeting the Needs of Our Students in the New Decade”

Join us in Buffalo for our State Conference and receive up to 12 CEUs.

Unfortunately, due to the rise of COVID, governmental restrictions and concern for our attendees; the New York State School Social Workers’ Association  has decided to reschedule our State Conference to October 28 & 29, 2021 and will still be at the Aloft Hotel in Buffalo, NY.   We hope you will plan to join us for this training opportunity  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.    We regret that we still are not able to safely come together but are looking forward to seeing you in Buffalo!

In the meantime, NYSSSWA has started to work on providing webinars so that you can continue to acquire CEUs.  Stay tuned for further details.




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

Want to Visit Niagara Falls?

We will still be offering an opportunity to visit one of the wonders of the natural world-Niagara Falls! Seeped in history for it’s beauty, mystical powers, and attraction to daredevils from all over the world, Niagara Falls never ceases to amaze visitors. You will be provided with a casual, Buffalo themed, dinner at the hotel and a round trip bus ride (in a comfortable coach style bus) to and from Niagara Falls. You do not want to miss this!   Details will follow.



Aloft Hotel
500 Pearl Street
Buffalo, NY  14202

We are very pleased to be hosting our conference at the Aloft Downtown Hotel, the newest gem of Buffalo.   “Take in a show at the nearby Theatre District or cheer your lungs out at a hockey game at the Key Bank Center. Spectacular Niagara Falls is a quick drive away from our hotel and offers a sight that isn’t matched anywhere in North America. Our fresh-vibe styling provides an experience combining trendy appeal and utmost comfort. Charge up your morning with a quick bite from Re:Fuel and end your day with a cool and swanky cocktail at our W XYZ bar. From the comfort of your hotel room, step out onto your own private balcony and take in the views of downtown Buffalo or Lake Erie that move your mood. We offer fast and free Wi-Fi and the latest 55″ smart flat-screen TVs, perfect for streaming your favorite shows. Pamper yourself with your room’s rainfall showerhead and signature Bliss Spa amenities.”   See Website.

Hotel Policies“All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.”    All room cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.   Please note that once the NYSSSWA hotel block is filled, conference rates may no longer apply so make your reservations today!

ALL CURRENT RESERVATIONS for March have been Cancelled.  

Room Rate: $106.00 plus taxes  (This rate DOES NOT include Parking Fee)
Deadline:  Register by ___________________  TBD to receive the Conference Rate.
Phone: ( 855) 516-1090
Reservation Online Link:    (Pending)

Registration:  PENDING

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 Credit:  Visit Buffalo Niagra