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

answer iconCan CSWE help me promote my session and research or exhibit booth?

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


answer icon What is the status of the CSWE 2022 APM?

answer iconWe are planning to hold the 2022 Annual Program Meeting November 10–13, in Anaheim, CA. 

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

answer icon When will registration for the 2022 APM open?

answer iconRegistration is open for the 2022 APM. Beware of registration pirates who pretend to represent CSWE. Start the registration process.

answer icon What are the registration categories for the 2022 APM?

answer iconRegistration rates for the 2022 APM vary by registration category. Please see the registration categories below.
CSWE Accredited Program Registration Categories 
Dues must be current through July 1, 2022
Early Bird
(to October 27)
After October 27
Full Member: Faculty, Administrators, and Individuals Full Conf: $445 or
One Day: $350
Full Conf: $495 or
One Day: $400
Associate Member: Emeritus Full Conf: $300 or
One Day: $280
Full Conf: $350 or
One Day: $330
Associate Member: Undergraduate/Graduate Studenta Full Conf: $115 or
One Day: $65
Full Conf: $165 or
One Day: $115
Associate Member: Doctoral Studenta Full Conf: $115 or
One Day: $65
Full Conf: $165 or
One Day: $115
Nonmember Registration Categories    
Student Nonmember: Undergraduate/Graduatea,b $125 $175
Student Nonmember: Doctorala,b $165 $215
Nonmember Full Conf: $670 or
One Day: $565
Full Conf: $720 or
One Day: $615
Practitioner or Academician in Non–Social Work Field Full Conf: $325 or
One Day: $220
Full Conf: $375 or
One Day: $270
Social Work Practitioner Full Conf: $325 Full Conf: $375 
Higher Education Librarian Full Conf: $325 or
One Day: $220
Full Conf: $375 or
One Day: $270
Additional Registration Categories    
Individual from Economically Less-Developed Countryb,c $80 $130
Child (16 and Younger): bMust accompany attendee with paid registration. Not eligible for drawings. Children must be supervised at all times. $20 $20
Guest (17 and Older): bMust accompany attendee with full registration. Not eligible for drawings. $45 $60
aStudent rates require documentation. Post-docs are eligible for the doctoral student registration rate. See Registration Categories.
bSome rates do not change for Full Conference vs. One-Day Registration.
cSee Country List for this rate.

answer 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 located on the second floor (Ballroom Level) of the Hilton Anaheim. Please note that registration materials will not be mailed to attendees in advance.

answer 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.

answer 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 4-hour consecutive shifts, Thursday through Sunday, November 10–13, 2022, during daytime hours. There are no evening volunteer hours. Student volunteers pay only $40 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.

answer 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.

answer icon What is the 2022 APM Cancellation and Refund Policy?

answer iconRegistrants must submit registration cancellations via e-mail by October 27, 2022. No requests for refunds will be honored if they are e-mailed after this date. Registrants who do not cancel by October 27, 2022, and fail to attend the APM will be charged the full registration fee. Please note that November 10 and 13 Institute session fees 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 1, 2022.

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.

answer icon What is the visa application process for international travelers?

answer iconIf you would like to request an invitation letter from CSWE for a visa application, you must first register and pay in full for the meeting. To obtain a visa invitation letter, provide your registration confirmation number and e-mail us the request. International travelers are encouraged to apply for their visas as early as possible. The International Visitors Office (IVO) of The National Academies recommends applying at least three to four months before the meeting, as consulates may have backlogs in scheduling visa interviews. Applicants should first consult the U.S. Department of State’s visa appointment and processing wait times website. Further information on business visas can be found at the U.S. Department of State Business Visa Center website and the IVO website


answer icon Where are the APM sessions being held?

answer iconAll education sessions, plenaries, and events will be held at the Hilton Anaheim from Thursday, November 10, through Sunday, November 13, 2022.

answer icon Will there be workshops or professional development opportunities at the 2022 APM?

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

answer icon Where can I find a list of sessions and event times?

answer iconView the schedule for a list of sessions and event times. Additional programming information will be available in the 2022 APM Final Program and the mobile app beginning in October 2022.

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

answer iconLocations for programming will be published in the 2022 APM Final Program and mobile app in October 2022.

answer icon What types of sessions are being offered?

answer iconThe 2022 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 2022 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

answer 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.

answer 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 Anaheim.

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

answer iconThe Hilton Anaheim will have designated areas for privacy. Please check back for specific locations and information.

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

answer iconDetails for scooter rental at the Hilton Anaheim will be available in late fall 2022.

answer 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.

answer 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.

answer icon What shuttle services and transportation are available?

answer iconThe Hilton Anaheim is the host hotel for the educational sessions, exhibits, and networking opportunities. The Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort is a 7 minute walk to the Hilton Anaheim. No shuttles will be provided. Attendees may walk, take public transportation, or taxi/Uber throughout the city. View our city guide for information on transportation options
Public Transportation


answer icon How should I travel to Anaheim? Which airport should I fly into?

answer iconFour major airports, Amtrak, Metrolink, public transportation, shuttle services and taxi, limousine and rideshare companies can get you to Anaheim. View our city guide for information on transportation options

answer 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.

answer icon Where are the restrooms and telephones located in the Hilton Anaheim?

answer iconRestrooms and telephones are located on all levels of the Hilton Anaheim.

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

answer iconPlease visit the 2022 APM Web page for general meeting information. Program information is available on the Schedule found on the APM website. While attending the APM, attendees may speak with volunteers at the Information and Hospitality desks at the Hilton Anaheim for specific information.

answer 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 Hilton Anaheim.

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

answer iconPlease contact us at [email protected]

answer icon Need information on things to do in Anaheim?

answer iconDownload a walking map of the area, view local restaurants, and explore things to do in Anaheim.