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Registration Categories

Registration rates for the 2017 Annual Program Meeting vary by registration category. Please see the descriptions below to determine your registration category.



Prefer to mail or fax your registration? Download the 2017 APM Registration Form.

CSWE Individual Member Registration Categories

Individual Members receive discounted registration rates. To qualify, you must provide your membership ID number and have your member dues paid in full through October 31, 2017. For more details, visit CSWE Individual Membership Categories and Dues.

  1. Full Member: Faculty and Administrator
    Members are persons holding paid faculty, administrative, or managerial appointments in programs accredited by CSWE.
  2. Full Member: Individual
    Individual Members are individuals affiliated with national, state, local, voluntary, public social welfare, and other professional social work organizations; field instructors with educational responsibilities for students in social work undergraduate and graduate programs; and others who wish to support social work education through membership in CSWE.
  3. Associate Member: Emeritus
    Emeritus Members are emeritus faculty members or administrators from CSWE-accredited programs and those programs in candidacy status.
  4. Student Member: Undergraduate, Graduate, Doctoral (See more information below)
    Students seeking or renewing membership must submit verification (sample letter) from their program director to with the following:
  • Enrollment status (degree level) with projected graduation date for that degree level
  • Confirmation that the student does not hold a full-time professional position

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Nonmember Registration Categories

  1. Exhibit Hall Only
    Exhibit Hall Only registrations can only be purchased on-site at the APM. Access is limited to the Exhibit Hall only during posted hours for nonexhibitor conference attendees. Accepted 2017 APM presenters are ineligible to register for the APM using this category.
  2. Higher Education Librarian
    Full-time or part-time librarian employed by a higher education institution.
  3. Individual From Economically Less-Developed Country
    Reduced registration fees are available for individuals coming from these countries only (see list).
    • Classifications are based on the World Bank Country Classifications for low income economies.
    • Nationals from countries listed on this link who are currently in the United States and working/studying in a U.S. agency need to register using the regular registration rate and do not qualify for this discounted rate.
  4. Nonmember
  5. Practitioner or Academician in Non–Social Work Field
    Full-time practitioner who does not hold an academic appointment in social work, or a full-time practitioner, or an academician in an allied discipline.
  6. Social Work Practitioner
    Full-time social worker who does not hold an academic appointment, or who works for a public or private human service organization.
  7. Accompanying Persons
    Accompanying persons are defined as nonpresenters, non–social work educators or members of program administration, nonpractitioners, or nonstudents who may be traveling with a CSWE meeting participant. Accompanying persons are those who do not have a professional interest in attending any functions at the APM and its affiliated meetings.

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Student Registration Categories (Member, Nonmember, and Volunteer)

  1. Associate Member: Student (Undergraduate/Graduate or Doctoral)
  2. Nonmember: Student (Undergraduate/Graduate or Doctoral)
    Full-time or part-time students who are not CSWE members.
  3. Student Volunteer: Students can volunteer for a 4-hour consecutive shift on Wednesday through Sunday, October 19–22, 2017, during daytime hours and pay only $40 for a full conference registration! Students must provide their arrival and departure dates/times and we will schedule their shift within those dates (we will not schedule during a student’s presentation).
  • Students can be full-time or part-time.
  • To qualify for the above student categories, the student cannot hold a full-time academic appointment.
  • Student enrollment status must be verified for each student registration or membership application and renewal.
  • Confirmation of student membership will be sent after review of the required documentation.
  • Students must submit verification (see sample letters for one student or multiple students) from their program director to APM & Student Member with the following documentation:
    • Enrollment status (degree level) with projected graduation date for that degree level
    • Confirmation that the student does not hold a full-time professional position, including an academic appointment

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Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitor registration opened on Monday, May 8, 2017. The three complimentary, full-conference registrations can only be entered on the 2017 APM Exhibitor Registration site by the official contact for the exhibit booth.

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