General Conference Information

Go to the following link and complete the online form:

Need an invoice?

  1. Complete the same online form; then at checkout, select invoice for payment, and click submit.
  2. Next contact NASW-IL ( and let us know you just completed an invoice application so we can get that invoice out. Provide your name and the name and e-mail of the individual to whom the invoice needs to be sent.

The conference will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2018.

Hilton Lisle
3003 Corporate West Drive
Lisle IL 60532
Phone: (630) 505-0900

Suggested attire is business/business casual for the conference.

We have three major social media channels for you to share your excitement, give your feedback, and build buzz about the conference.


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Our NASW-Illinois Chapter discussion group is a knowledge hub for social work–content and trends.

Group: NASW-Illinois Chapter

Those who are not registered for the conference may not attend any program or events. You must be a registered attendee in order to attend the workshops.

If a speaker has provided educational materials for your session, you will find them uploaded to the conference app. If there are no materials for a workshop, that means the speaker has not provided the chapter with any materials. We encourage you to view materials on your mobile/tablet device; however, you can always print them in advance to bring with you to the conference. There will be no printed handouts provided by the chapter.

To print materials: Go to ‘Schedule’ in the NASW-IL Conference app. Select the workshop you’re attending. If the speaker has sent a handout, it will be posted there. Open the document and select to print it to your local printer. Note: you will need a printer linked to the viewing device you’re using to open the documents.


Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 8:30am–3:00pm

The NASW-Illinois Chapter will be providing complimentary boxed lunches to attendees. If you made a special dietary request (excepting vegetarians), you will receive a meal card in your name badge for each day you are registered to attend. The meal card will need to be handed to a ticket attendee. All other attendees (including vegetarians) will be able to select their choice during lunch.


ARRIVE EARLY. Your selections while registering for the conference do NOT guarantee your spot as selections were used only for informational purposes and room allocation. We recommend arriving early to your desired workshop to ensure seating.

There is really no need to change them as you are not restricted to the workshop you used to register before the conference–these were only requested for informational and location allocation purposes. On the day of the conference, you are free to attend any workshop you wish.

We encourage you to move to one of the other courses being taught at that time. This is your conference–please do not stay in a class you are not getting the most out of.

If you have any licensure questions, please be sure to check out our website for more information: Or you can contact the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulations (IDFPR) at

Hotels & Travels

If you are planning on staying over at The Hilton Lisle (which we strongly encourage if you want to maximize your educational opportunities), make sure to reserve your room ASAP.

The discounted rate (subject to availability) is available until October 2, 2018. Room Rate: $99.00 Single/Double

When you call or book only use group code: CASW

The hotel provides WiFi access in the conference and lobby area. We strongly recommend, though, you use your personal data plan, or download documents before arriving. With large numbers hotel wifi can be spotty at best.

If you anticipate needing use of a mother’s room during the conference, please contact the chapter office in advance and we can request the venue to have a room prepared for you:

Continuing Education

Participants attending this year’s The Business of Social Work Conference can receive up to 6 CEUs for attending the full day conference.

There will be two workshops in ethics worth 3.0 CEU hours total if attended in full. Please see workshop titles and descriptions for which classes qualify.

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) requires all licensed social workers and licensed clinical social workers to complete thirty (30) hours of continuing education relevant to the practice of social work or clinical social work in order to renew their license every twenty-four months. In addition, a minimum of three out of those thirty hours must be in training relevant to the ethical practice of social work and another three in cultural competency. The next renewal date is November 30, 2019.

Social workers do not have to comply with CE requirements for the remainder of the renewal period in which you first get your license.  (You do still have to renew your license; you are just not responsible for the CEUs.)  This CEU grace period is up to two years long, depending on when you become licensed.  If you do not know when your license was issued, see the IDFPR website ( feature “License Look-Up.”

The Business of Social Work Conference is approved to provide continuing education for LSWs, LCSWs, PEL -Type 73 (CPDUs), LPCs, LCPCs, LMFTs, RNs, LPNs, APNs, and LCPs.

Please note: ALL of NASW-Illinois Chapter events are eligible for CEs for all of the above licenses. You can see a list of other education we are offering at:


Participants are responsible for providing current contact information when registering for the conference. The NASW-Illinois Chapter is not responsible for CEUs that are not received by conference participants if contact information is not up to date.

Still need CEUs? No worries! Check out our upcoming classes and online trainings on our website:

The NASW-Illinois Chapter CEU verification system allows you to attend any workshop you want! If you find yourself in a workshop that does not meet your expectations, feel free to move to another one and still receive the full CEU credit!

Your CEU verification form will be given out at registration.

  • If you are on time to the conference, you will receive a pre-stamped CEU form. If you are late, you will be stamped into the conference with the time at registration.
  • You will receive your second and FINAL CEU stamp after attending your last workshop of the day. Be sure to drop off your form (now with two stamps on it) at the registration booth before leaving the conference.