STSW Annual Conference

37th Annual STSW Conference 

Orlando, Florida

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

Monday October 10th - Thursday October 13th 

Applications for presentations and posters abstracts are no longer being accepted.   Thank you all that have submitted applications!

More information is available in the Call for Abstracts section below.

    Call for Abstracts

     We are no longer accepting  2022 STSW Annual Conference applications.

    All applications will be reviewed by the conference planning committee in early April. Decisions on applications will be given no later than April 15, 2022.

    2022 Conference Fees

    Registration information and conference fees will be available in summer 2022.

    2022 Conference Location

     The 37th Annual STSW conference will take place in Orlando, Florida at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Studios.  

    Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Studios

    5601 Universal Blvd

    Orland FL, 32819



    Group Rate  Details

    Group Rates available from: October 6 - 17, 2022

    Group Rate: $229

    PLEASE NOTE - once your room confirmation number is received, a deposit of one night's room and tax will be taken from the credit card on your reservation. This deposit is refundable if a cancellation is made five days prior to arrival.

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    Hotel Overview - Enjoy a luxurious escape inspired by the famed seaside village of Portofino, Italy. Perfectly appointed rooms and suites, gorgeous vistas and incredible cuisine welcome you to celebrate la dolce vita—the sweet life.

    Dining & Recreation - Eight exceptional restaurants and lounges feature a wide array of authentic Italian fare. Surrounding the sparkling Portofino Bay, the Harbor Piazza boasts cobblestone paths, sidewalk cafes and a variety of charming shops and restaurants. A short stroll from the harbor, three pools offer every level of relaxation and an opulent spa promises blissful renewal.

    Exclusive Theme Park Benefits - Guests receive exclusive theme park benefits including: Universal Express Unlimited™ ride access, Early Park Admission (valid theme park admission required), complimentary water taxis, shuttle buses or walking paths to the theme parks and Universal CityWalk™, and more!

    Universal Orlando Resort - Universal Orlando Resort is your ultimate destination, where you’ll find three amazing theme parks, non-stop nightlife and spectacular on-site hotels, all in one convenient location.

    Scholarship Information

    STSW offers a number of scholarships each year to STSW members.  An announcement will go out by email and will be posted on the website when scholarships are available for the 2022 conference. 

    Recent Conferences


    The 36th annual STSW conference was held virtually in October, 2021. There were over 450 registered participants. We began with a pre-conference and also poster session. We were also pleased that we were able to highlight the support of our exhibitors. The conference began with our Keynote speaker, Nathaniel Kendall-Taylor—Framing for Change: Using Communications to Advance Your Ideas. A total of 18 CEUs were offered with our pre-conference and 3 days of general and break-out sessions.  To view the conference program, click here.

    The conference website - will be available to all attendees until October 2022.   Or, attendees can click here to request access to slides.


    •  Thank you to all of our 2020 exhibitors, presenters, and committee members.
    •  The 2020 Virtual Conference PowerPoint slides for each presentation continue to be available for those who paid for and attended the 2020 conference - click here to request access.
    •  Click here to view the 2020 conference brochure.
    The 35th STSW Annual conference was held on October 23rd, 24th and 25th 2020. 15 NASW approved CEUs were offered; 5 for each day of attendance. The conference was held virtually, and 422 registrants participated. Those who registered will be able to access the Conference Website and slides for the next 12 months, and information about the conference will remain on the STSW website.


    • Thank you to all of our 2019 exhibitors, presenters, and committee members.
    • The 2019 Denver Conference PowerPoint slides for each presentation continue to be available for those who paid for and attended the 2019 conference -  click here to request access.
    • Click here to view the 2019 conference brochure.

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