General Information

The Annual Program Meeting (APM) is the preeminent annual meeting for social work educators, students, deans, and directors worldwide. Each year the APM brings together more than 2,500 individual members as well as the largest gathering of graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education.

General Information

question icon Can CSWE help me promote my session and research?

answer iconYes! Please view our speaker toolkit for sample emails, social media posts, and graphics!

question icon What is the status of the CSWE 2021 APM?

answer iconWe are planning to hold the 2021 Annual Program Meeting November 4–7, in Orlando, FL.

Please continue to visit the APM website and follow CSWE on social media for updates on speakers, education sessions, and more. 

question icon When will registration for the 2021 APM open?

answer iconRegistration is open for the 2021 APM. Beware of registration pirates who pretend to represent CSWE. Start the registration process here.

question icon What are the registration categories for the 2021 APM?

answer iconRegistration rates for the 2021 APM vary by registration category. Please see the registration categories below. Prefer to mail or fax your registration? Download the 2021 APM Registration Form.

2021 APM Registration Categories
aStudent rates require documentation. See Registration Categories.
bSome rates do not change for Full Conference vs. One-Day Registration.
cSee Country List for this rate.

question icon When will I receive registration materials?

answer iconRegistration materials will be distributed on site at the Registration Desk. Please bring your registration confirmation to receive your registration materials. Print or electronic confirmations will be accepted on site, or you may enter your name into a registration terminal to pull up your registration details. The Registration Desk will be in the main lobby of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort hotel. Please note that registration materials will not be mailed to attendees in advance.

question icon How do I get a receipt for my registration?

answer iconAfter you register, you can view and print your confirmation, log in to your registration portal to make changes, print receipts and/or confirmations, and create your itinerary. You will not receive a receipt on site.

question icon What if I need to pay by check?

answer iconPlease mail a completed 2021 APM Registration Form to: 

CSWE Registration
11208 Waples Mill Road, Suite 112
Fairfax, VA 22030

question icon What are the student registration categories (member, nonmember, and volunteer)?

answer iconThe student registration categories are as follows:
  • Associate member, student (undergraduate/graduate, or doctoral): Full-time or part-time students who are not CSWE full members (Category 1 under individual members).
  • Nonmember, student (undergraduate/graduate, or doctoral): Full-time or part-time students who are not CSWE members.
  • Student volunteer: Students can volunteer for shifts of 4 consecutive hours on Friday and Saturday, November 5–6, 2021, during daytime hours. There are no evening volunteer hours. Student volunteers pay only $50 for a full conference registration. Students must provide their arrival and departure dates/times.
Full-time and part-time students are eligible; they must not 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 directors to [email protected] and [email protected] with documentation of their enrollment status (degree level) and projected graduation date for that degree level; and confirmation that the student does not hold a full-time professional position, including any academic appointment.

question icon If I am presenting, do I have to register for the meeting?

answer iconYes. All presenters are required to register to present their abstracts and research.

question icon What is the 2021 APM Cancellation and Refund Policy?

answer iconRegistrants must submit registration cancellations via e-mail by October 15, 2021. No requests for refunds will be honored if they are e-mailed after this date. Registrants who do not cancel by October 15, 2021, and fail to attend the APM will be charged the full registration fee. Please note that membership dues are nonrefundable. Refunds will be less a $75 administrative fee and must specify the payee. They will be based on the original form of payment and processed within 30 days after the completion of the meeting. Refunds will not be processed after December 4, 2021.

Please cancel housing reservations directly with your hotel. CSWE is not liable for cancellation fees charged by hotels, airlines, or other means of transportation.

By submitting a completed registration form, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the cancellation policy.

question icon If I submitted a proposal, when will I hear whether it was accepted?

answer iconProvisional proposal acceptance e-mails have been sent. If you did not receive an e-mail, you can check your status online with your proposal ID and password. 

Please make sure to check your junk or spam folder. If you still haven’t received an e-mail, reach out to [email protected].


question icon Where are the APM sessions being held?

answer iconAll education sessions, plenaries, and events will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort hotel from Thursday, November 4, through Sunday, November 7, 2021.

question icon Will there be preconference workshops at the 2021 APM?

answer iconPlease visit the Summits and Institutes page for more information.

question icon Where can I find a list of session and event times?

answer iconVisit the preliminary schedule Web page. Additional programming information will be available in the 2021 APM Online Program and the mobile app beginning in October 2021.

question icon Where can I find a list of session and event locations?

answer iconLocations for programming will be published in the 2021 APM Online Program and mobile app in October 2021.

question icon What types of sessions are being offered?

answer iconThe 2021 APM will provide a multitude of educational offerings. APM presentations are organized by tracks, allowing meeting participants to quickly locate and gauge their interest in specific sessions. You can find a list of the 2021 APM tracks here.

Proposals are assigned to tracks by their submitters. Each track is led by two volunteer chairs, who review scores and comments submitted by proposal reviewers and provide recommendations regarding acceptance to the Council on Conferences and Faculty Development. Track chairs and co-chairs may help answer questions related to the tracks' subject areas.

Support Services

question icon What kind of accessibility arrangements are available?

answer iconCSWE will provide support services on request. Please request accessibility services or accommodations for people who experience disabilities at the time of registration and/or 4 weeks in advance to maximize our efforts. Contact information for accessibility services is forthcoming.

question icon What kind of childcare services are available?

answer iconPlease inquire about childcare services with the concierge at your selected hotel. Be certain to make arrangements prior to your arrival in Orlando.

question icon Will there be areas for privacy at the meeting venue (e.g., lactation, prayer, quiet)?

answer iconThe Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort will have designated areas for privacy. Please check back for specific locations and information.

question icon Will there be wheelchairs or scooters available to rent?

answer iconDetails for scooter rental at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort will be available in late fall 2021.

question icon What kind of seating will be available at events for those with mobility needs or who are unable to stand for long periods of time?

answer iconThere will be seating marked “Reserved for Accessible Seating” at all plenaries. All events and receptions will have seating available for those who are unable to stand for long periods of time.

question icon What accessibility services will be available during the plenaries?

answer iconAll plenary events will have interpreting services and will have front-row seating reserved for those with mobility, visual, or interpreting needs.

question icon What shuttle services and transportation are available?

answer iconComplimentary shuttle service will be provided for the 2021 APM from the Hilton Barton Creek. Attendees may walk, take public transportation, or taxi/Uber throughout the city. Read more about Orlando’s public transportation system.


question icon Are meals included with conference registration?

answer iconNo meals are included with conference registration. However, food and beverage served at the networking, opening, and closing receptions are complimentary with conference registration.

question icon Where are the restrooms and telephones located in the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort?

answer iconRestrooms and telephones are located on all levels of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort hotel.

question icon Where can I find out about general meeting and program information?

answer iconPlease visit the 2021 APM Web page for general meeting information. Program information is available on the Preliminary Schedule found on the APM website. While attending the APM, attendees may speak with volunteers at the Information and Hospitality desks at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort hotel for specific information.

question icon Where is the Lost and Found office?

answer iconCheck with volunteers at the Meeting Information and Hospitality Center or hotel concierge located on the ground level of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort hotel.

question icon What if I have a question that hasn't been answered yet?

answer iconPlease contact us at [email protected]

question icon Need information for visiting Disney Theme Parks?

answer iconDisney looks forward to sharing a little magic with you in November! Disney currently provides exclusive After 1PM and After 5PM Twilight Tickets and special discounted multi-day tickets to meeting & convention groups that are not available at their Ticket Windows. The multi-day tickets include a complimentary bonus visit to an additional Disney experience. Book your tickets at
Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is November 4, 2021.
With the new Disney Theme Park Reservation System and park capacity limitations, it’s important to lock in your visit as soon as possible.
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