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2013 Students@Conference: Special Events

Sunday Evening - May 5, 2013

6:00 - 7:00 PM Speed Networking: Tools to Jumpstart Your Career as a Social Worker
(this event just for students)

Wondering how to start your career as a social worker? Looking for advice? Have questions about student loan repayment?
Then look no further, this event is for you!

NASW Student Members are invited to attend this incredible Speed Networking event. The presenters for this event have compiled their Top 10 lists of what you need to know to help you start your career as a social worker.  Students will have 15 minutes to spend at each presenters table and will receive the handouts from any tables they did not have time to meet with. This event will give you some of the tools you need to get a jump start on your career as a social worker! In addition, all Student Members who attend this event will receive additional entries into the drawing to win a year of FREE NASW Membership Dues.
Make sure to register for this great event (listed with all other workshops)

7:00 - 7:30 PM     Dessert Reception

We will officially welcome you to the Conference with our renowned dessert reception!
Enjoy the delicious array before our inspiring film screening and presentation immediately following the reception.

If you have family and friends coming who might want to join you for a night out,
click here to purchase a Guest Ticket: 


7:30 - 9:00 PM     Screening of ALIVE INSIDE & Presentation by Dan Cohen, MSW
(1.5 Non-Clinical CEUs)


Alive Inside follows Dan Cohen, a social worker who decides to bring iPods to a nursing home visit. What Cohen discovers by accident, and scientists have been studying for years, is how a person suffering from memory loss can "awaken" when given music to which they have an emotional attachment. As Oliver Sacks explains in the film, "Music imprints itself onthe brain deeper than any other human experience. Music evokes emotion and emotion can bring with it memory."

The film is witeness to this reawakening of "lost" residents in nursing homes. The effect on the individual and their caregivers is both touching and inspiring. The introduction of personalized music into residents' lives open new vistas of experience, especially for those with the least ability to interact. The aim of this film is to encourage widespread adoption of personalized music at home and for those in care facilities. The reward can be enormous and the cost is low.

As founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit, Music & Memory (, this approach has been featured by NPR, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, and The New York Times. Dan Cohen will share how to use this approach to generate improvements in mood and behavior, which, in turn, may reduce or eliminate the need for anti-psychotic, anti-depression, and/or anti-anxiety medications.


Monday Evening - May 6, 2013

6:00 - 8:00 PM     Awards Reception

Come celebrate the accomplishments of the 2013 Award Winners: Social Worker of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Public Citizen of the Year, Elected Public Official of the Year, and the Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship Recipient! Meet the Awardees and become inspired to expand your contributions to the profession!  
This reception is an additional opportunity for you to enjoy delicious hors' doeuvres while you visit with friends and network with colleagues.

Students- make sure to attend the Awards Reception! Free Student NASW Memberships will be raffled off at this event.


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