Register for APM

Register to Attend the 2024 APM Today! 

The Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting (APM) is the place where social work education influencers collaborate, learn, teach, and grow. The 70th APM will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri, October 24–27, 2024. 

Are you a CSWE member? Be sure to make sure you have activated your membership by connecting to your social work education program before registering for APM. You will need to be logged into our membership portal to register as a member.



Reserve your room! 


Book Your Hotel Room



For housing information and changes, please contact the CSWE 2024 APM Housing Contractor, Convention Management Resources

Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–9:00 PM (ET) / 6:00 AM–6:00 PM (PT)
800.716.7732 (toll-free within the United States and Canada)
+1.415.979.2284 (outside the United States and Canada)
CSWE Housing Support Center

Note: There are companies that are claiming to offer registration and housing services for CSWE’s 2024 APM, which are not affiliated with CSWE and do not offer any services on our participants behalf. The term housing pirates is used as they fraudulently gain access to credit card information and defraud unsuspecting victims. Participants may receive emails or phone calls from these companies urging you to book hotel rooms or register. Registration and housing should only be accessed through links accessed from and reserved through CSWE’s official housing provider: Convention Management Resources (CMR).


Health and Safety

CSWE is also taking many steps to focus on the health and safety of APM attendees. Please read the Health and Safety page for more information.


Visa Application Process for International Travelers

If 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.
Please note: The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) cannot intervene with either U.S. embassies abroad or with the U.S. Department of State.  
How to Apply for a Visa
Apply Online
Find a U.S. Embassy

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.


Rates and Policies


Payment Date Rates

Early Bird registration is available through Saturday, September 7, 2024. Full payment must accompany the registration form for a person to be considered as a registrant. Effective Sunday, September 8, 2024, persons registering will be charged regular rates.


Registration Categories

CSWE Accredited Program Registration Categories 
Dues must be current through Monday, July 1, 2024

Early Bird
(to September 7)

September 8 or after

Members: Faculty, Administrators, and Individuals

Full Conf: $600 or
One Day: $450

Full Conf: $650 or
One Day: $500

Associate Member: Emeritus

Full Conf: $300 

Full Conf: $300 

Member: Undergraduate/Graduate Studenta

Full Conf: $150 or
One Day: $65

Full Conf: $200 or
One Day: $100

Member: Doctoral Studenta

Full Conf: $150 or
One Day: $100

Full Conf: $165 or
One Day: $150

Nonmember Registration Categories



Student Nonmember: Undergraduate/Graduatea



Student Nonmember: Doctorala




Full Conf: $850 or
One Day: $700

Full Conf: $900 or
One Day: $750

Practitioner or Academician in Non–Social Work Field

Full Conf: $350 or
One Day: $250

Full Conf: $400 or
One Day: $300

Social Work Practitioner

Full Conf: $350

Full Conf: $400 

Higher Education Librarian

Full Conf: $350 or
One Day: $250

Full Conf: $400 or
One Day: $300

Additional Registration Categories



Individual from Economically Less-Developed Countryb



Child (16 and Younger): Must accompany attendee with paid registration. Not eligible for drawings. Children must be supervised at all times.



Guest (17 and Older): Must accompany attendee with full registration. Not eligible for drawings.



aStudent rates require documentation. Post-docs are eligible for the doctoral student registration rate. See Registration Categories.
bSee Country List for this rate.


Summits and Institutes

More information coming soon!



Early Bird (to September 3)

September 4 or after

Wednesday, October 23, 2024

CSWE Diversity Center Pre-Conference Tour



Thursday, October 24, 2024

Field Education Institute



Thursday, October 24, 2024

Leadership Development Institute



Thursday, October 24, 2024

Assessment Institute



Thursday, October 24, 2024

Student Summit




On-Site Registration

The preregistration deadline is Wednesday, October 2, 2024. On-site registration will be available to those who do not preregister. Those who wish to register but cannot send in their fees by the preregistration date should register on site. Those registering on site will be required to pay the regular registration fee and will be eligible for enrollment in the Summits and Institutes only if space remains. Students registering on site must show documentation of their student status. See Registration Categories.


Method of Payment

Cash, checks, money orders, MasterCard, VISA, or American Express will be accepted for conference and membership fees. Please make all checks or money orders payable to the Council on Social Work Education. Cash, checks, and money orders are payable in U.S. currency only and must be drawn on a U.S. bank. A $30 processing fee will be charged on all returned checks. This additional charge applies to checks written at any time for the APM or publications.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Submit registration cancellations via e-mail by Wednesday, October 2, 2024. No requests for refunds will be honored if they are e-mailed after this date. Registrants who do not cancel by Wednesday, October 2, 2024, and fail to attend the APM will be charged the full registration fee.

  • Note: Thursday, October 24, 2024, Institutes and Summitt session fees are nonrefundable.

Refunds will be less a $75 administrative fee and must specify the payee. Refunds 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 Monday, December 2, 2024. 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.


Substitution Policy

Substitution of registrations is permitted prior to the APM and on site. Submit substitutions via e-mail by Wednesday, October 2, 2024. After this date, please make any substitutions at the APM Registration Desk on site.

Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution as well as updating any contact information.


Housing Information

The Council on Social Work Education negotiates reduced rate rooms at Kansas City hotels and uses a reservation booking site powered by CMR USE Housing. We encourage you to book early to ensure you get your first choice hotel and access. Registration for the CSWE 70th Annual Program Meeting is required for securing housing. The Registrant ID is listed at the bottom of the confirmation email under payment information. Staying in the official hotel block offers convenience, amenities, and close proximity to the conference. Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Make a Reservation Today!

Housing Rates

Courtyard Kansas City
  • Single/Double $189.00 (not including tax and fees)
Crown Plaza Kansas City
  • Single/Double $189.00 (not including tax and fees)
Hotel Indigo Kansas City
  • Single/Double $169.00 (not including tax and fees)
Hotel Phillips
  • Single/Double $209.00 (not including tax and fees)
Hilton President Kansas City
  • Single/Double $229.00 (not including tax and fees)
Kansas City Marriott Downtown
  • Rates: Single/Double $249.00 (not including tax and fees)
Loews Kansas City  (Headquarter Hotel)
  • Rates: Single/Double $259.00 (not including tax and fees)

Beware of Unauthorized Agencies!
CMR (Convention Management Resources) is the official hotel management company for the Annual Program Meeting. No other hotel management company or travel agency is authorized to place reservations on behalf of CSWE. These companies have not entered into agreements with the Kansas City hotel and are not able to guarantee rates and accommodations during the dates of the conference. Should you be contacted by any other agency other than CMR, send us a message through the CSWE Housing Support Center.

If you need assistance with booking your hotel, please reach out to CMR: 

CSWE Housing Support Center
Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–9:00 PM (ET) / 6:00 AM–6:00 PM (PT)
800.716.7732 (toll-free within the United States and Canada)
+1.415.979.2284 (outside the United States and Canada)
CSWE Housing Support Center

Please see the Hotel Map: Map ( 

General City Information: 

  • 39° 5′ 59.0064″ N, 94° 34′ 41.9916″ W
  • Population 509,297 (2022).

  • Area Code 816.

  • Tax: 17.48% Hotel Tax on Hotel Rooms, 8.9% Sales Tax on purchases.

  • Time Zone: CST - Central Standard Time: November – March. CDT - Central Daylight Time: March - November.

  • Credit Cards are widely accepted throughout the city. ATM machines are located in many public spaces, hotels, banks and at the convention center.