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 to. 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 credit?
If you view a program live and, in its entirety, you are entitled to receive CE credit and your certificate will indicate Conference CE program was live. CE certificates will be forwarded to your email. The distribution date for the CE certificates is August 10 – 20, 2020.

Is there a Pre-conference Continuing Education Opportunity?
Yes. However, the platform for the Pre-Conference is GoToWebinar.  Pre-conference registrants will be encouraged to verify their computer's capability to host the GoToWebinar 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 Bonus CE Monday, August 10, 2020?

CE certificates will be forwarded to your email.  The distribution date for the CE certificates is August 10-20, 2020.

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?

TBA
 

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. We recommend that you log in, visit the conference website and become familiar with its features two weeks prior to the conference.  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 2020NASW-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, August 7 - Sunday, August 9, 2020.
GoToWebinar Used for the Pre-Conference, Thursday, August 6, 2020 & Bonus CE Monday, August 10, 2020.

Step 1: Browser Tests

Browser Test information will be posted by Friday, July 17, 2020.  Please check back at that time.
 

Step 2: Please review the following Technical Requirements and be sure your system and networks are up to date.

Minimum System Requirements:  TBA

Minimum Browser Requirements:  TBA

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 posted by Friday, July 17, 2020.  Please check back on this date.

NASW-GA

National Association of Social Workers Georgia Chapter

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