Cost & Registration



Below is information for our 2024 Annual Conference. Check back in the fall for details on our 43rd  Annual Protecting Our Children Conference held on March 30–April 2, 2025, in Orlando, Florida and virtually.

​You’re one step from joining a learning community dedicated to the safety, health, and spiritual strength of Native children.

By attending in-person for the 42nd Annual Protecting Our Children Conference held on April 7–10, 2024, you will have access to:

  • Over 70 expert-led workshops
  • Four general sessions that have historically featured high-ranking federal officials, youth, and grassroots leaders exemplifying excellence
  • A one-year Abalone-level membership to NICWA
  • Session handouts and PowerPoint presentations
  • Continuing education units (CEUs) for in-person attendees

Moreover, registering for our conference will connect you with an engaged network of over 1,600 of your peers. This includes professionals, elders, students, youth, and others who are equally committed to tribal child welfare, advocacy for Native children, and protecting the well-being of Native families across the U.S. and Canada.

Join us and help us continue to solidify this conference as the premiere event dedicated to tribal child welfare.


We accept AMEX, Discover, VISA, and Mastercard. Payment must be made in US dollars. Confirmation of registration will be emailed to you. Registrations made by check are not considered complete until payment is made. Please note, that payment must be received by the early-bird deadline to receive the early-bird price, after March 1, 2024, the registration price will increase. Advanced payment is required.

Cancellation Policy Refunds will be made if a written cancellation notice is emailed to on or before March 1, 2024. Refunds are paid in full, less a $100 administrative fee. Prepaid registrants who are unable to attend may send another person in their place without penalty. No refunds will be issued after March 1, 2024. No refunds for virtual attendees.

Conference Format

Most conference functions will be happening in person in Seattle, Washington. For those that can’t make it in person we have a virtual option. This will be a very limited experience giving access to our three general sessions. This option does not have access to our over 70 workshops. For the full experience, consider attending in person.

This year there is a limit to our in-person capacity. Register early to secure your spot.

Group Discounts

NICWA offers a group discount on our in-person early-bird and in-person regular registration rate. Groups of 5–9 people can receive a 5% discount. Groups of 10+ people can receive a 10% discount. Group members must all register at the same time to get the discount. For more details on the discount, contact NICWA.


In-Person participants receive about 14 continuing education units (CEUs) from the National Association of Social Workers-Washington state upon request. The cost is included in the registration fee.