Welcome to the 33rd National Conference on Social Work & HIV/AIDS Registration Site!

The National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS, founded in 1988, is an annual event that offers social workers, allied professionals, and people affected by HIV/AIDS, the connections, tools, learning opportunities, and strategies they need to understand and implement effective practices in their agencies and communities. Our goals for attendees of the 33rd National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS are to gain knowledge, be challenged, and be renewed.

The theme for the 2021 conference is Rise Up HIV & AIDS Social Work(ers)! Social workers know that HIV/AIDS is not merely a health issue but often a result of poverty, racism, homophobia, and stigma. We will not see an end to the HIV/AIDS  epidemic without addressing the systems and policies that perpetuate social injustice and continue to contribute to health inequities.

Use of HOPWA Grant Funds for Participation in the 2021 National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS

The 2021 National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS will take place virtually on May 19, 2021 (pre-conference) and May 26-28, 2021 (full-conference).

The HUD-issued memorandum attached below the HOPWA logo provides guidance to recipients of the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) formula and competitive grants on the use of HOPWA grant funds to pay for the cost of grantee and project sponsor staff attending this conference.

If you have questions about the use of HOPWA funds for participation in the 2021 National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS, please contact the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing at HOPWA@hud.gov.


HOPWA Guidance PDF


Full-Conference Registration: $575 > $425 (Best Value! - $150 in Savings) 


Pre-Conference  Registration $100 


Medical Case Management: $425  (Space is Limited to 50 Participants!)


Conference Registration w/ Post Conference On-line Access: $375 


Three Day-Conference Registration: $350


Student Conference Registration: $250


Single-Day Conference Registration $125 


Cancellation Policy (2021):   If you must cancel your conference registration, a written refund request must be received by May 7, 2021.  If a written refund request is received by this date, your conference registration fee will be refunded. Granted refunds will be processed no later than 3 weeks after the conference.  Cancellations received after May 7, 2021, and event no-shows will not be refunded.