Meet 2018 NASW National Conference Keynote Speakers


We are excited to announce two of our 2018 NASW National Conference Keynote Speakers!

CNN political commentator Van Jones is slated to give the keynote presentation on the opening day of conference on June 20, 2018. The conference runs from June 20-23 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. In addition to providing political commentary for CNN and other political talk shows, Jones is President and Founder of the nonprofit Dream Corps – a justice incubator that houses initiatives that create innovative solutions to “close prison doors and open doors of opportunity.”

Our closing keynote presenter is Gretchen Rubin, author of New York Times bestsellers, “Better Than Before,” The Happiness Project,” and “Happier at Home.” Rubin is also (known for her weekly podcast “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” where she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft.

The 2018 NASW National Conference is the ultimate gathering of more than 2,000 social workers and like-minded individuals. It is a wonderful opportunity to build your social work community, earn 20+ CEUs, hear renowned keynote speakers, and participate in unique professional development seminars.

Please visit the NASW conference website for more information and to register with attractive Early Bird Rates! Stay tuned for exciting updates about other keynote speakers, pre-conference workshops, conference seminars, special events, and much more! For questions, email We hope to see you in Washington in June!

*Gretchen Rubin Photo Credit:  Michael Weschler

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