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44th Annual NAPSW Conference - Securing the Good in the Second City: Perinatal Social Work for All
St. Jane Chicago
230 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 5:00 PM to Saturday, May 01, 2021, 12:00 PM EDT
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NAPSW Presents the 44th Annual National Association of Perinatal Social Workers (NAPSW) Conference — Securing the Good in the Second City: Perinatal Social Work for All
NEW DATES: April 28 - May 1, 2021, Chicago, Illinois 


Dear NAPSW Members and Colleagues,

The NAPSW Chicago Conference has been rescheduled for April 28, 2021 through May 1, 2021 at the St. Jane in Chicago.  The postponement due to COVID-19 was necessary and we appreciate your support and understanding.  As we move forward with continued planning for this conference in Chicago we will be working with the plenary speakers, the workshop presenters and our sponsors to recreate the great learning experience planned for this year.  We anticipate some changes to the syllabus and possibly the hotel rates, as we know the particulars the conference page on the website will be updated.

By now all who had registered AND paid for the conference should have received a full refund.  If you paid and have not received information or been contacted about a refund, please contact Ali Tiedke at [email protected]  Please remember, if it has not already been done by you or by the hotel, to cancel your hotel reservations.

It is our hope that you will join us in Chicago in 2021 and we look forward to seeing you.. 


Ali Tiedke
NAPSW President
[email protected]

 Event Information   Hotel Reservations   Conference Fees and Registration  Conference Brochure

Event Information

Photo by Stephan Cassara on UnsplashThe largest gathering of Perinatal Social Workers from across the United States and Canada.
Learn many aspects of perinatal care from social work experts as well as other professionals.
An excellent opportunity to meet perinatal colleagues, make valuable contacts and earn CEUs.

Chicago is a multicultural city that thrives on the harmony and diversity of its neighborhoods, Chicago today embodies the values of America's heartland-integrity, hard work and community and reflects the ideals in the social fabric of its 77 distinct neighborhoods.  Chicago is the third largest city in the United States, with a population of nearly three million people.  Chicago has a little something for everyone – world class museums, Michelin-star rated dining, and over 200 theaters.  Late spring in Chicago affords many quality attractions that take advantage of the beautiful Lake Michigan Lakeshore including Navy Pier and Millennium Park. 

Click here to download the conference brochure to learn more about our course offerings and event itinerary.  


Hotel Reservations

Where: St. Jane Chicago
             230 North Michigan Avenue
             Chicago, IL 60601  

Hotel Highlights: Named after pioneering social worker and Nobel peace prize laureate, Jane Addams, the St. Jane is a newly remodeled art deco boutique hotel centrally located in the Chicago Loop. Guests are steps away from Chicago’s most famous architectural accomplishments, attractions and shopping areas on the Magnificent Mile.

In the spirit of honoring its namesake, the St. Jane donates a percentage of all revenue to the Jackson Chance Foundation. which supports families with children in the NICU by providing complimentary hospital parking, ensuring families can be together during challenging times and alleviating a source of financial stress. 

Reservations: 312-345-1000 or use the link: calling, please use the group code NAP042920.  

Room Rate: King Rooms - $199/night and Double Queen Rooms - $209/night.  Rooms are available Monday, April 27th through Sunday, May 3rd inclusive at the conference rate.  Room rates quoted do not include applicable taxes, fees or assessments, currently: 17.4% per night which are subject to change, or incidental charges.

Check-In Time: 3 pm. Check-Out Time: 12 pm. 

Parking: The hotel offers valet-parking for guests at $68 daily per vehicle. For more affordable options, we are recommending using a website/app such as Spot Hero ( which offers daily rates for ~$15 and extended stay rates for ~$125 (4 nights).

Roommate Requests or Hotel Reservation Issues: Please contact Kristi Vargo at  513-636-4043 or [email protected] for a roommate request, any special accommodation need or any other hotel reservation issues.

Conference Fees and Registration Information:

Conference fees include Wednesday evening’s banquet, continental breakfast on Thursday and Friday, Friday’s lunch and Saturday’s breakfast.

  1. $325.00 NAPSW members before April 11, 2021
  2. $440.00 Non-member rate before April 11, 2021
  3. $190.00 Student rate before April 11, 2021

Daily rates—member/nonmember/student—

  1. Wed $100/$125/$90
  2. Thurs $185/$225/$100
  3. Fri $185/$225/$100
  4. Sat $100/$125/$90

Registration deadline is April 11, 2021. $20 late fee for all registrations after April 11, 2021

Some workshops may fill up so we recommend you register early in order to reserve a spot for the workshops you wish. Payment can be made by credit card through the registration portal or by check.

For any questions about the registration process, please contact: Kristin Vargo at 513-636-4043 or [email protected].  

If paying by check, complete the online registration and print your invoice twice (one for your records and one to send with your payment). Checks, in USD, should be made out to NAPSW and sent to:

Sharon Williams, NAPSW
8111 Tollbridge Ct.
Westchester, OH 45069