Frequently Asked Questions

For general questions about content, CE credits or other information about the Virtual State Conference, please email NASW-GA at. naswgaannualconference@gmail.com

Where and when will the 2020 NASW-GA State Virtual Conference take place?
The 2020 NASW-GA State Virtual Conference, “Social Workers Passionate & Purposeful: We Are Kind of a Big Deal” will be held virtually and take place online in “real time” August 6-10, 2020.

Do I have to be a social worker to attend the 2020 NASW-GA State Virtual Conference?
No.  In addition to social workers, we encourage other health and human services professionals to attend the conference. 

What is included in the registration cost?
▪ Access to our keynote and general session addresses,15 varied social work topics including the traditional Ethics’ Sunday (earn 5 Ethics Continuing Education CE Hours)

▪ Earn up to 20 plus live Continuing Education (CE) Contact Hours and 5 Ethics Hours.

▪ Attend our Bonus CE Monday!  A 5th - day of thought-provoking continuing education. Earn 3 Ethics Hours plus 4 Core Hours. Free to conference registrants!  All others pay just $60.00.

▪ On the evenings of August 7-9, 2020, relax and partake in NASW-GA’s 2020 Free Virtual Conference Wellness Series. Enjoy a meditation session, stretch-out during a yoga session and get moving in the Zumba class.

What is the deadline for registration?
Registration will remain open until 5 days before the 2020 NASW-GA Virtual State Conference. Register early as space is limited!

Is registration required?
Yes. Please Please visit the NASW-GA Chapter's website at
https://naswga.org/2020-annual-state-conference where you can view all pertinent information relevant to the Virtual Conference. 
 

If I purchase a 1, 2, or 3 Day ticket, can I attend the Pre-Conference?

No. The Pre-Conference is only added onto the 4-Day ticket. If you purchase a 1, 2, or 3 -Day, you will have to pay the separate ticket price to attend the Pre-Conference. 

 

If I purchase a 1 or 2-Day ticket, will I have access to the Bonus CE Monday?

Yes. Any ticket purchase for the Virtual Conference grants access to Bonus CE Monday. 


Is there a Student registration rate?

Yes. A student registration rate is available for student members of NASW-GA. The student rates are: 

3-Days + Pre-Conference: $85.00 | 3-Days without Pre-Conference: $75.00 

2-Days without Pre-Conference: $65.00 and 1 Day without Pre-Conference: $55.00

Is there a discount for multiple registrations (Group Rate) from the same organization?
Yes. If five or more people from the same organization register for the 2020 Virtual State Conference you will receive a 15% discount for each registration. Please note that five or more people must be registered at the same time.

 

What is the conference cancellation policy?
Refunds will be processed according to the following cancellation policy: Requests for refunds must be made in writing and sent to NASW-GA by email o naswgaannualconference@gmail.com  Refunds will be issued no later than 21 days following receipt of the request and will follow the schedule below:

  • For cancellation requests received before June 30, 2020: You will receive a 100% refund of your registration fee.

  • For cancellation requests received June 30-July 13, 2020: You will receive a 50% refund of your registration fee.

  • No refunds will be made for cancellation requests received after July 13, 2020.

  • NASW-GA regrets that refunds will not be given for "no-shows."

How do I receive my CE credits? CE Credits for September 24, 2021, and September 25, 2021 sessions will be emailed to registrants beginning September 28, 2021.

 

Is there a Pre-conference Continuing Education Opportunity?
Yes. However, the platform for the Pre-Conference is InReach.  Pre-conference registrants will be encouraged to verify their computer's capability to host the InReach platform.  Testing links will be provided to registrants so they can become familiar with the site's features.  Registrations will also receive registration and login directions.


How do I receive my CE credit for the Pre-Conference and Ethics Sunday?

CE certificates are obtained at the conclusion of each event directly from the InReach platform. 

What if I cannot attend all the live conference events? Will I be able to view the presentation(s) at another time?
Yes. All sessions excluding Ethics Sunday will be recorded and available at the conference's conclusion Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Please know that to earn CEs from the on-demand sessions you will have to complete the evaluations for the sessions. Please be aware that some state licensing boards treat “Live” and “On-Demand” CEs differently. On-demand recordings will be available for approximately three weeks following the virtual conference.

When will I receive login information?

Work Cast Platform: Registrants will receive a log-in the day before the scheduled event e.g., September 24th registration link will be emailed to registrants on September 23rd. 

InReach Platform events: Pre-Conference and Ethics Sunday, the registration link will be sent to registrants a day before each event.
** Registrants please check your email inboxes for registration links. The links will be sent to the email address provided when you registered and paid for the pre-conference and conference. 
 

Will handouts be provided?

Yes, if applicable to the presentation.

How far ahead of time should we log in to a session?
All conference sessions will begin on time.  At the beginning of each day, we recommend that you log in 30 minutes before the start of each day to double-check your connection and sound.

Can I participate if I live outside of the United States?
You bet you can!  You can participate in the Virtual Conference at no additional cost as long as you have Internet access that meets the Technical Requirements.

Can I share the 2021 NASW-GA Virtual Conference Registration Link(s) with a non-conference registrant?

No - © All Rights Reserved. This virtual conference and the materials contained within are intended for use only by those who registered for the virtual conference with NASW Georgia Chapter. Use or viewing these materials outside of the course without written permission is a violation of the copyright.

System Requirements to View Live Streaming Programs
Please ensure your computer meets hardware, software, and bandwidth requirements well in advance of the webcast.
Two virtual platforms used for the conference are:
WorkCast:  Used Friday, September 24, 2021, & Saturday, September 25, 2021.
GoToWebinar Used for the Pre-Conference, Thursday, September 23, 2021, & Ethics Sunday, Sunday, September 26, 2021.

Step 1: Browser Tests

Browser Test information will be sent to your email inbox as a "Message to Conference Registrants" on Monday, September 20, 2021.  Please check at that time.
 

Step 2: Please review the following Technical Requirements and be sure your system and networks are up to date see the "Message to Conference Registrants" emailed to registrants inbox on Monday, September 20, 2021.

Other Recommendations

It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser.  We recommend Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge or Safari. You will not be able to use Internet Explorer as it is too old to be compatible.
Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your internet browser settings.


Make sure that your internet browser is Active X enabled.


Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.


Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers or the room where the conference is being broadcast is equipped with speakers  so you can hear the presenters.

Please note:  we do not recommend using Internet Explorer to login or register.

Need Further Technical Assistance?
Directions to access Technical Assistance will be emailed to registrants' e-mail inboxes on Monday, September 20, 2021.  Please check on this date.

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