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44th Annual NAPSW Conference - Securing the Good in the Second City: Perinatal Social Work for All
St. Jane Chicago
230 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 5:00 PM to Saturday, May 02, 2020, 12:00 PM EDT
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NAPSW Presents the 44th Annual National Association of Perinatal Social Workers (NAPSW) Conference — Securing the Good in the Second City: Perinatal Social Work for All
April 29 - May 2, 2020, Chicago, Illinois 


Dear NAPSW Members and Colleagues,

Due to the ongoing and significant concerns with COVID-19 NAPSW has made the difficult decision not to hold the annual NAPSW conference April 29 through May 2, 2020 in Chicago.  NAPSW is hopeful that this will be a postponement and we can move forward with this conference in Chicago in the spring of 2021. 

The decision is difficult, but necessary as many of our conference speakers and participants work with vulnerable populations and the safety and wellness of all is the priority.  This decision follows the recommendations from the CDC as well as guidance provided by federal, state and local governments across the United States to healthcare institutions, school systems and all venues regarding large gatherings and the need to limit social exposure.

Please be assured that all who have registered and paid for the conference will be issued a full refund of their conference registration as well as other conference related fees paid to NAPSW. More information about the refunding process will be provided next week.  For those of you who had already made hotel reservations we encourage you to cancel them at this time, if it has not already been done by you or by the hotel. In the next few weeks we will be contacting the sponsors and exhibitors who have graciously supported NAPSW and this conference to clarify the necessary details as we move forward. 

Again, it is our hope that the conference will be rescheduled.  New information for a rescheduled conference will be shared as soon as it is available. We appreciate your ongoing patience while we continue to navigate this process. 


Ali Tiedke
NAPSW President
[email protected]


Event Information

Photo by Stephan Cassara on UnsplashThe largest gathering of Perinatal Social Workers from across the United States and Canada.
Learn many aspects of perinatal care from social work experts as well as other professionals.
An excellent opportunity to meet perinatal colleagues, make valuable contacts and earn CEUs.

Chicago is a multicultural city that thrives on the harmony and diversity of its neighborhoods, Chicago today embodies the values of America's heartland-integrity, hard work and community and reflects the ideals in the social fabric of its 77 distinct neighborhoods.  Chicago is the third largest city in the United States, with a population of nearly three million people.  Chicago has a little something for everyone – world class museums, Michelin-star rated dining, and over 200 theaters.  Late spring in Chicago affords many quality attractions that take advantage of the beautiful Lake Michigan Lakeshore including Navy Pier and Millennium Park. 

Click here to download the conference brochure to learn more about our course offerings and event itinerary.  


Hotel Reservations

Where: St. Jane Chicago
             230 North Michigan Avenue
             Chicago, IL 60601  

Hotel Highlights: Named after pioneering social worker and Nobel peace prize laureate, Jane Addams, the St. Jane is a newly remodeled art deco boutique hotel centrally located in the Chicago Loop. Guests are steps away from Chicago’s most famous architectural accomplishments, attractions and shopping areas on the Magnificent Mile.

In the spirit of honoring its namesake, the St. Jane donates a percentage of all revenue to the Jackson Chance Foundation. which supports families with children in the NICU by providing complimentary hospital parking, ensuring families can be together during challenging times and alleviating a source of financial stress. 

Reservations: 312-345-1000 or use the link: calling, please use the group code NAP042920.  

Room Rate: King Rooms - $199/night and Double Queen Rooms - $209/night.  Rooms are available Monday, April 27th through Sunday, May 3rd inclusive at the conference rate.  Room rates quoted do not include applicable taxes, fees or assessments, currently: 17.4% per night which are subject to change, or incidental charges.

Check-In Time: 3 pm. Check-Out Time: 12 pm. 

Parking: The hotel offers valet-parking for guests at $68 daily per vehicle. For more affordable options, we are recommending using a website/app such as Spot Hero ( which offers daily rates for ~$15 and extended stay rates for ~$125 (4 nights).

Roommate Requests or Hotel Reservation Issues: Please contact Kristi Vargo at  513-636-4043 or [email protected] for a roommate request, any special accommodation need or any other hotel reservation issues.

Conference Fees and Registration Information:

Conference fees include Wednesday evening’s banquet, continental breakfast on Thursday and Friday, Friday’s lunch and Saturday’s breakfast.

  1. $325.00 NAPSW members before April 12, 2020
  2. $440.00 Non-member rate before April 12, 2020
  3. $190.00 Student rate before April 12, 2020

Daily rates—member/nonmember/student—

  1. Wed $100/$125/$90
  2. Thurs $185/$225/$100
  3. Fri $185/$225/$100
  4. Sat $100/$125/$90

Registration deadline is April 12, 2020. $20 late fee for all registrations after April 12, 2020

Some workshops may fill up so we recommend you register early in order to reserve a spot for the workshops you wish. Payment can be made by credit card through the registration portal or by check.

For any questions about the registration process, please contact: Kristin Vargo at 513-636-4043 or [email protected].  

If paying by check, complete the online registration and print your invoice twice (one for your records and one to send with your payment). Checks, in USD, should be made out to NAPSW and sent to:

Sharon Williams, NAPSW
8111 Tollbridge Ct.
Westchester, OH 45069