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The Annual Program Meeting (APM) is the preeminent annual meeting for social work educators, students, deans, and directors worldwide. Each year the APM brings together more than 2,500 individual members as well as the largest gathering of graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education.

General Information

q-icon.png What is the status of the CSWE 2020 APM?

a-icon.pngWe are planning to hold the 2020 Annual Program Meeting (APM) online from November 16-20. The safety and health of our members, event attendees, and staff is paramount to the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Considering the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic and feedback from members, presenters, volunteers, and others regarding comfort levels with attending multiday on-site events, CSWE has made the decision to host a virtual APM in mid-November.

Please continue to visit the APM website and follow CSWE on social media for updates on speakers, education sessions, and more.

q-icon.png When will registration for the 2020 APM open?

a-icon.pngRegistration is currently open for the 2020 APM. Beware of registration pirates who pretend to represent CSWE. Start the registration process here.

q-icon.png What are the registration categories and rates for the 2020 APM?

We understand the difficulties of these times and want to make it easier for educators, students, social workers, and affiliated professionals to attend world-class education sessions, lectures, and other events.

Registration rates for the 2020 APM vary by registration category. Please see the registration categories below. 
Prefer to mail or fax your registration? Use this 2020 APM Registration Form.


q-icon.png How do I get a receipt for my registration?

a-icon.pngAfter you register, you can view and print your confirmation, log in to your registration portal to make changes, print receipts and/or confirmations, and create your itinerary. 

q-icon.png What if I need to pay by check?


Please mail a completed registration form to

CSWE Registration
11208 Waples Mill Road, Suite 112
Fairfax, VA 22030

q-icon.png What are the student registration categories (member, nonmember, and volunteer)?

a-icon.pngThe student registration categories are as follows:
  • Associate member, student (undergraduate/graduate, or doctoral): Full-time or part-time students who are not CSWE full members (Category 1 under individual members).
  • Nonmember, student (undergraduate/graduate, or doctoral): Full-time or part-time students who are not CSWE members.
Full-time and part-time students are eligible; they must not hold a full-time academic appointment. Student enrollment status must be verified for each student registration or membership application and renewal. Confirmation of student membership will be sent after review of the required documentation.

Students must submit verification (see sample letters for one student or multiple students) from their program directors to CSWE with documentation of their enrollment status (degree level) and projected graduation date for that degree level; and confirmation that the student does not hold a full-time professional position, including any academic appointment.

q-icon.png If I am presenting, do I have to register for the meeting?

a-icon.pngYes. All presenters are required to register to present their abstract and research.

q-icon.png What is the 2020 APM Cancellation and Refund Policy?

a-icon.pngMembership dues are not refundable. No refunds will be given for cancellations. If you need to cancel your participation, your request must be submitted by email to by November 6, 2020.

A substitution of registrations is permitted prior to the APM. Submit substitutions to by November 6, 2020. Substitutions will not be accepted after this date. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution, as well as updating any contact information.

Please cancel housing reservations directly with your hotel. CSWE is not liable for cancelation fees charged by hotels, airlines, or other means of transportation.

q-icon.png If I submitted a proposal, when will I hear whether it was accepted?

a-icon.pngProvisional proposal acceptance e-mails have been sent. If you did not receive an e-mail, you can check your status online with your proposal ID and password. 

Please make sure to check your junk or spam folder. If you still haven’t received an e-mail, reach out to


q-icon.png What time zone are presentations scheduled in?

a-icon.pngPresentations are scheduled in Eastern time. 

q-icon.png Where are the APM sessions being held?

a-icon.pngAll education sessions, plenaries, and events will be held online from Monday, November 16 through Friday, November 20, 2020.

q-icon.png Will there be preconference workshops at the 2020 APM?

a-icon.pngThe preconference workshops have been canceled for this year's APM.

q-icon.png Where can I find a list of session and event times?

a-icon.pngSchedule information for programming will be available in the 2020 APM Online Program in October 2020.

q-icon.png What types of sessions are being offered?

a-icon.pngThe 2020 APM will provide a multitude of educational offerings. APM presentations are organized by tracks, allowing meeting participants to quickly locate and gauge their interest in specific sessions. You can find a list of the 2020 APM tracks here.

Proposals are assigned to tracks by their submitters. Each track is led by two volunteer chairs, who review scores and comments submitted by proposal reviewers and provide recommendations regarding acceptance to the Council on Conferences and Faculty Development. Track chairs and co-chairs may help answer questions related to the tracks’ subject areas.


q-icon.png What if I have a question that hasn't been answered yet?

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