The Power of Collaboration

COA's 2016 Conference will serve as a collaborative forum for leaders in the human services field to learn and be inspired through the sharing of wisdom, insights, struggles, and successes. In three action-packed days you will hear from topnotch presenters during topical keynote presentations, facilitated roundtables, interactive panel discussions and workshops; meet with hundreds of colleagues who have the same challenges you're facing; and explore the magic of New York City in the summertime.

Important Conference Information



February 1 - March 31


April 1 - June 15


June 16 - Event





Full registrants receive an all-access pass to conference and expo activities, including:

  • 50 educational sessions

  • Opening Reception

  • Keynote luncheon and Consuelo Peer Reviewer Award presentation

  • Book signing opportunity with best-selling author, Piper Kerman

  • Networking cocktail hour

  • Closing luncheon with Malika Saada Saar

  • Two breakfasts, two lunches, and hors d'oeuvres and open bar during the Opening Reception

  • Registration materials: NYC guides, etc.

  • Online access to the conference proceedings

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing via email to the attention of Helen Torres at Requests for refunds must be received by June 17 and will incur a $75 fee. Please note that no refunds will be issued after June 17.

Continuing Education Credits

Participants in COA's 2016 Conference will earn Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) through the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Credit will be given for all conference activities as well as all pre-conference trainings, with the exception of Peer Reviewer Training.


Contact us at 866.COA.8088:

Helen Torres: x250,

Pre-Conference Trainings
Danielle Cook: x222,

Special Program for Volunteers
Rodolfo Moran: x288,

Advertising, Exhibiting or Sponsorship Opportunities
Tamara Frere: x239,

Other Conference-related Questions
Zoë Hutchinson: x242,

Continuing Education Credits
Jaclyn Green-Stock: x226,


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