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2020 Veterans Conference

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For the first time ever, the NASWA Veterans Conference can be enjoyed from the comfort of the nearest computer or smartphone!

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The Weight of Honor - Special Access for Conference Attendees!

Poster of the Weight of Honor

 

All registered attendees of the 2020 Veterans Conference will receive special access to view The Weight of Honor documentary at no-cost.

The film will be the main topic for a conference plenary panel discussion and will include special guests: Linzi Andersen, one of the military spouses featured in the movie and Stephanie Seldin Howard, producer, writer, and director of the film.

Note: the film is for adult audiences and contains scenes of military combat

The Weight of Honor Conference Session Description

The Weight of Honor Trailer 

The Weight of Honor Website

 

 

 

 

 


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2020 Veterans Conference Schedule

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Conference FAQs

How do I cancel my registration?

In the Registration Confirmation email you received from NASWA Meetings after registering for the conference, click "Event Summary" then click the "Unregister" button. Follow the instructions to finalize the cancellation of your registration. 

If you do not have your confirmation email, please contact NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org to request a duplicate.

How do I transfer my registration to someone else?

In the Registration Confirmation email you received from NASWA Meetings after registering for the conference, click "Event Summary" then click the "Substitute Registration" button and follow the instructions to substitute an attendee. 

If you do not have your Registration Confirmation email, please contact NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org to request a duplicate.

How can I download a copy of my registration invoice/receipt?

In the Registration Confirmation email you received from NASWA Meetings after registering for the conference, click "Registration Invoice" to download your invoice/receipt. 

If you do not have your confirmation email, please contact NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org to request a duplicate.

I have a question about a NASWA event. How do I contact NASWA?

If you have a question about a specific NASWA meeting or event, please contact NASWA-Meetings@naswa.org.

What are the cancellation and refund policies?

Registrants who cancel or do not send a replacement will be billed the applicable registration fee: Ten (10%) percent of the registration cost or $50; whichever is greater, will be charged as a processing fee for cancellations/refunds requested on or before 14 days before the start of the first meeting. No refunds will be made for cancellation requests received after 14 days before the start of the first meeting.

2020 Veterans Conference Presentations

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Military Spouse Listening Session

Session: “Listening and Learning – What We Learned About Military Spouse Challenges During a Listening Tour of Washington State Military Installations" | Wednesday August 12, 2020 | 5:30 PM
Presenter(s):
  • LeVine, Suzi - Washington State Employment Security Department
  • Alvarado-Ramos*^, Alfie - Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

Supporting Veterans and Military Spouses

Session: Grow with Google: Digital Tools to Grow Your Skills, Career, or Business | Wednesday August 12, 2020 | 8:10 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Derella, Lily - Grow with Google

A View from Home Office

Session: View from His Home Office | Wednesday August 12, 2020 | 8:40 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Sanders, Scott - National Association of State Workforce Agencies

Thursday, August 13, 2020

OVBD - Veteran and Military Spouse Entrepreneurship Resources

Session: How Sweet it Is: Being Your Own Boss | Thursday August 13, 2020 | 3:05 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Kurtz*, Stan - Small Business Administration
  • Hall-Johnson^, Jilan - The Sassy Biscuit Company
  • Mandello*, Chelsea - Troopster
  • Roth*, Erinn - Ms. Jo’s Petite Sweets

Indiana - Power of Partnership

Session: Concurrent Breakout Session: Power of Partnership | Thursday August 13, 2020 | 4:10 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Douglass, David - Indiana Department of Workforce Development
  • Wimer, Dennis - Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Thompson, Mike - Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs

Utah - The Power of Partnership

Session: Concurrent Breakout Session: Power of Partnership | Thursday August 13, 2020 | 4:10 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Harter, Gary - Utah Department of Veterans & Military Affairs
  • Miller, Mike - Utah Department of Workforce Services

Innovations Challenges in Serving Homeless Women Veterans

Session: Concurrent Breakout Session: Innovations & Challenges in Serving Homeless Women Veterans: Lessons from the Department of Labor’s Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP) Grantees | Thursday August 13, 2020 | 6:10 PM
Presenter(s):
  • Di Biase, Cori - National Veterans Technical Assistance Center
  • Hartgrove-Strubler, Carrie - National Veterans Technical Assistance Center

Slide 21 - Meet Charlie Video

Session: Concurrent Breakout Session: PAVE Connect: Employment Support for Veterans When and Where They Need It | Thursday August 13, 2020 | 6:10 PM

Slide 22 - Meet Paul VIdeo

Session: Concurrent Breakout Session: PAVE Connect: Employment Support for Veterans When and Where They Need It | Thursday August 13, 2020 | 6:10 PM

Friday, August 14, 2020

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