Creating Meaningful Change

2024 National Conference

April 17-19, 2024 in Washington, DC

Child-Serving Professionals
Innovative Workshops
Days of Inspiration & Connection!

There is no single solution to the challenges facing families today.

CWLA’s conference brought together solutions from all sectors of child welfare and its related systems, furthering the shift toward an integrated, accessible, culturally responsive services continuum that advances family and community well-being.

Join us in thanking our conference sponsors,
who made this event possible!

CWLA’s conference sold out! Make sure to buy your tickets for 2025 early to secure your spot!


Conference Schedule

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

9:45 am – 11:20 am
Members-Only Pre-Conference Event

11:45 am – 1:15 pm
Opening Plenary & Lunch

1:35 pm – 2:50 pm
Workshops A

3:10 pm – 4:25 pm
Workshops B

4:45 pm – 5:55 pm

6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Reception in Exhibit Hall

Thursday, April 18, 2024 (Advocacy Day!)

8:00 am – 8:45 am
Coffee & Snacks in Exhibit Hall

8:45 am – 10:10 am
Policy Plenary

10:30 am – 11:45 am
Workshops C

12:05 pm – 1:05 pm

1:25 pm – 2:40 pm
Workshops D

Thursday, April 18, 2024 (continued)

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Workshops E

4:35 pm – 5:45 pm
Networking Event

5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Reception in Exhibit Hall

Friday, April 19, 2024

8:30 am – 9:15 am

9:15 am – 10:30 am
Workshops F

10:50 am – 12:05 pm
Workshops G

12:25 pm – 2:00 pm
Closing Plenary & Lunch

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Training Institute

Saturday, April 20, 2024

9:00 am – 9:30 am

9:30 am – 12:30 am
Training Institute

Workshop Offerings

Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001

CWLA’s room blocks at the Hyatt and the Yotel are now sold out. Full rate rooms are still available and there are many neighboring hotels.

Training Institute

CWLA’s post-conference Training Institute is a two-day event, designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of workers, supervisors, managers, and directors, leading to a more strengths-based, prevention-focused system of care.

Participants will leave with a strengthened capacity to:

  • Move from DEI discussion to DEI implementation
  • Work with children and families affected by trauma
  • Support professional engagement, partnership, and team building through supervision techniques
  • Combat the effects of compassion fatigue
  • Effectively engage in cultural sensitivity

These exclusive training sessions will afford attendees the opportunity to work closely with experts in the field at a deeply discounted rate. Trainings will be held on Friday, April 19 from 2:30pm – 5:30pm and on Saturday, April 20 from 9:30am – 12:30pm. Professionals can attend the Training Institute without attending the full conference.

Tickets for the post-conference Training Institute are: $165 for organizational members, $185 for individual members, and $205 for non-members. If you would like to register, please contact for assistance.

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From roundtable discussions to networking events – CWLA creates peer-to-peer learning opportunities.

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