CONFERENCE REGISTRATION 

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(Please read carefully prior to completing the conference registration form.)

REGISTER NOW TO RECEIVE THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTED RATE!!
All advance registration forms MUST be postmarked by February 22, 2019.

The National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) is a voluntary cultural and membership organization founded in May 1968 by a group of social workers and human service professionals to address the social welfare needs of Black people across the country. The NABSW conference is open to NABSW members and potential members only.

Special Note: Individual membership must be paid to the national office by February 22, 2019 in order to receive the member registration rate for advance and on-site conference registration. If you are not a member of your chapter by this due date, you will pay the non-member registration rate.

The full conference registration fee includes: the conference tote bag and badge, admission to sessions/institutes, two continental breakfasts, a ticket for the annual luncheon and access to the Exhibit Hall and the Authors’ Pavilion. The conference badge must be visibly displayed at all times for admission.

Special Note: Please confirm that your local chapter has submitted your membership dues to the National Office, prior to registering in order to secure the “membership” discounted rate. Each attendee must complete a separate registration form.

Registration forms received after midnight on February 22, 2019 or postmarked later than the cutoff date will be considered as on-site registration. The difference in the registration fees must be paid either prior to arrival or onsite to complete registration. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, certified checks and money orders are accepted at on-site reservation. PERSONAL checks are not acceptable forms of payment at on-site registration. For further information, please call the National Office at (202) 678-4570.

ONLINE CONFERENCE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION
NABSW’s  website,  www.nabsw.org,  has  been  enhanced  to  aid  with  conference  planning. Attendees are strongly encouraged to use online registration forms. Hotel reservations are also available via the NABSW website (nabsw.org).

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES FOR WORKSHOP AND INSTITUTE PRESENTERS
All presenters must pre-register for the conference
. All presenters must check in at the Presenters’Booth, located in the Harbor Pavilion at the Sheraton. Registration packets, including official conference name badge will be distributed to presenters at the time of registration. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR SENIORS
Seniors (age 62 and over) must submit valid documentation as proof of status with their conference registration form to secure the discounted registration rate. A copy of your driver’s license or state issued identification card will be appropriate. Please bring your pre-registration receipt to the conference.

Note: Proof of senior status is required to pick up registration materials.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR STUDENT
Full-time  students (bachelors,  masters  or  doctoral)  must  submit  prf  of  matriculation  status.
Students must submit a copy of class schedule bearing the name and/or logo of the institution attending.

NOTE: To be eligible for student rate the individual must be actively enrolled in school and taking at least nine (9) credit hours. A separate registration form is required for each student registering. This will eliminate problematic registration when picking up registration materials at the conference.
Please bring your registration receipt to the conference.

PURCHASE ORDERS AND AGENCY VOUCHERS
Purchase orders or vouchers for conference registration will be accepted as a form of payment for advanced registration only. The purchase order number is required on the Conference Registration Form. The purchase order must be signed by the authorized agency official and include the agency’s telephone number. Full payment must be received at the NABSW National Office by March 29, 2019 to ensure that the registration will be honored.

Note: A registration form must be completed for each conference attendee.

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS
Requests for refunds and cancellations must be made in writing and postmarked no later than March 29, 2019. A $75 processing fee will be deducted from the original remittance. All refunds will be issued after June 3, 2019.

RETURNED CHECKS
A $50 fee will be assessed for any returned checks.

HOTEL RESERVATION REQUIREMENT
In order to receive the discounted hotel rate, you must register for the conference.

CONFERENCE DRESS ATTIRE
The NABSW Annual Conference is a professional conference.   When attending plenary sessions, workshops, or institutes, business attire or African attire is appropriate.    Bring a wrap, jacket or sweater since conference rooms are often cold beyond the control of the conference staff.