NASW Maine 2021 Conference

September 30 - October 1, 2021

Samoset Resort, Rockport, Maine

We are delighted to bring back the NASW Maine two-day conference!

We have assembled a conference with a variety of workshops and presentations that address the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work. The Samoset Resort provides a beautiful venue so we can address our professional development requirements (up to 12 contact hours) while connecting with social workers and allied professionals from around the state. 

We are moving forward with our in-person conference and are taking the following precautions:
  • All participants must show proof of full vaccination or a negative covid test within 3 days of the conference.
  • We will be wearing masks.
  • Hand sanitizer will be ubiquitous and we are working with the hotel to provide the safest environment possible.

Conference participants may stay at the Samoset for the discounted rate of $159 per night.

Make reservations at Samoset Resort at the conference price

Conference registration prices

$249 NASW Member
$349 non-member

One day rate 

$129 NASW Member
$159 non-member

Students enrolled in a social work program $99

To pay by check, email Barbara at and mail your check to:

PO Box 5065
Augusta, ME 04332

For the NASW Member discounted price, you must be an NASW Member at the time of registration and the time of the conference. Learn about becoming an NASW member.

Keynote: Social Work, Social Change, Social Action

Samantha Fletcher

As social workers, we are acutely aware of how policies impact our clients and communities. This keynote will start off the conference with a 30,000 foot perspective on how policies enacted during COVID19 support and further our social justice priorities. How are we a part of the work that still needs to be done.

Samantha Fletcher, PhD, MSW is the Executive Director of NASW NYS. An alumni of the School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany, she worked for over 15 years in human services including a family law firm, a crisis pregnancy center, an Islamic school, as well as a personal training business.While pursuing her Ph.D., Samantha served as the project coordinator of a peer support program for veterans, funded by the Joseph P. Dwyer Statewide Veteran Peer Support Program. She supervised the program development, implementation, and evaluation of 16 non-profit county programs focused on peer-delivered services. After earning her Ph.D., Samantha served as the Assistant Dean of Academic Programs and the Director of Admissions in the School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany. She worked with a diverse team of administrators and faculty to implement quality educational programming for social work students at all levels. In September 2019, Samantha began her career with NASW's New York State Chapter.

Friday Plenary: Maine in Action

Moriah Greer

Social workers and allied professionals have been diligently working to improve social justice, but there is more work to do. We will wrap up this conference with a call to action.  What is the work being done, what are the messages that need to be communicated, and how can you do your part.

Moriah Geer, MSW, is the Moxie Case coach at Maine Equal Justice, a public interest organization working to find solutions to poverty and improve the lives of people with low income in Maine. She provides direct legal assistance to low-income clients who need help with public benefits programs and trains community partners on the organization’s priority issues. 

Moriah graduated from the University of Maine’s social work program with her MSW as well as a certificate in Disability Studies in 2020. Moriah discovered her passion for advocacy and policy work on a trip to Washington D.C. that was part of her internship with the UMaine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies LEND program. Since then Moriah has engaged in advocacy at both the state and federal level every chance she gets. Because Maine Equal Justice combines individual legal assistance and policy advocacy under one roof, Moriah is able to engage with micro and macro solutions in her work there, helping ensure that policy initiatives reflect the needs of everyday people.


If you have questions about the conference that are not addressed here, please email me at

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Lynn Stanley, LICSW
Interim Executive Director

Please note some workshops have changed - the updated brochure is coming soon.

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