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2019 Veterans Conference

 

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Over 550 people from 49 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico attended the 2019 Veterans Conference held August 7-9, in Washington DC. In addition to 23 workshops, attendees heard from a number of keynote speakers, including Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Medal of Honor recipient Captain Florent Groberg and wheelchair basketball athlete Shaun Castle. Mark your calendars for next year’s conference, which will be August 12-14, 2020, in Washington DC.

 

Testimonials

"The NASWA 2019 Veterans Conference was amazing! Microsoft was proud to sponsor our keynote speaker and Medal of Honor recipient US Army Captain Flo Groberg. The panel on our MSSA program was very informative and interactive, and the three-session track on Native American veteran issues was the first I’ve seen at any veterans’ conference. What a great week!"

"Another successful NASWA Veterans Conference. More than 500 in attendance representing 49 states, serving those who served!"

"I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything, I brought 10 staff with me for the first time and they are completely blown away. Kudos NASWA for such a wonderful event!"

"Thank you for all of your work. I had a great time, made some good contacts, and feel like I’m beginning to build a network to do a lot more good for veterans and the people that take care of them."

"What a wonderful conference! I've been to many over the years and have to say, this was at the TOP. I was perhaps way too excited about the focus on military spouses - and wanted to talk to all your speakers!"

"Attended the 2019 NASWA Veterans Conference. These are amazing people on a mission to help Veterans find employment and services, so they receive the help that they need."

"It was a great event that allowed us to connect with state leaders, in the interest of sharing insights, best practices, and addressing issues that we are all committed to solving."

 

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Highlights Video

Enjoy this highlights video from the 2019 Veterans conference!

2019 Veterans Conference Schedule

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2019 Veterans Conference Presentations

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Demo Reel

Session: Seeing the Signs - What You Can & Should Do to Help Prevent Suicide | Wednesday August 7, 2019 | 4:00 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Franklin, Keita - Psych Hub

Suicide Ideation

Session: Seeing the Signs - What You Can & Should Do to Help Prevent Suicide | Wednesday August 7, 2019 | 4:00 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Franklin, Keita - Psych Hub

Thursday, August 8, 2019

North Carolina - What is Priority of Service?

Session: State Promising Practices: New York, North Carolina and Washington State | Thursday August 8, 2019 | 10:30 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Dyer, Lane - USDOL Veterans' Employment and Training Service
  • Barrow, Archie - North Carolina Department of Commerce - Division of Employment Security

Texas Operation Welcome Home

Session: Warm Handoffs: Connecting Transitioning Service Members with an American Job Center | Thursday August 8, 2019 | 1:30 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Shatto, Tim - Texas Veterans Commission
  • Gear, Bob - Texas Workforce Commission

Serving Washington's Rural Tribes

Session: Native American/American Indian Veterans | Thursday August 8, 2019 | 3:30 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Mitchell, Sam - Washington State Employment Security Department
  • Martin, Monique - Washington State Employment Security Department

USDOL VETS Lumbee JVSG Initiative - North Carolina

Session: Native American/American Indian Veterans | Thursday August 8, 2019 | 3:30 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Dyer, Lane - USDOL Veterans' Employment and Training Service
  • Barrow, Archie - North Carolina Department of Commerce - Division of Employment Security

When Legal Issues Get In The Way

Session: When Legal Issues Get in the Way | Thursday August 8, 2019 | 3:30 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Sommarstrom, Sara - Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

Friday, August 9, 2019

UnstoppABLE

Session: Plenary - “UnstoppABLE” | Friday August 9, 2019 | 10:15 AM
Presenter(s):
  • Castle, Shaun - Paralyzed Veterans of America

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