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September 27-29, 2023

2023 NWA WIC Technology, Innovation, and Vendor Management Conference 

The National WIC Association (NWA) will host its 2023 NWA WIC Technology, Innovation, and Vendor Management Conference, September 27 - 29, 2023 in Portland, Oregon at the Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center.

Join WIC colleagues from across the country in-person to learn about recent innovations that enhance and improve the WIC participant experience. Rapid advances in technological innovations enabled remote services to support access to WIC during the COVID-19 pandemic. WIC is now at a crucial inflection point, where there are important lessons to be learned and conversations to be had, about how technology can be used to support participants to engage and benefit from the program.

Implementing innovative technology and managing program integrity can be complex, but together we can find solutions that provide flexibility and choice for WIC participants and support WIC practitioners to recruit and retain eligible families with high quality services. This in-person conference brings together program and vendor WIC staff from state and local agencies, researchers, technologists and other stakeholders for thought partnership to innovate the WIC participant experience. 

This conference will have 5 distinct tracks, a common theme across each will be the impact on the WIC participant experience. 

  • Participant Access: Innovating the Certification Process 

  • Leveraging Technology in Nutrition Education and Breastfeeding Support

  • The WIC Shopping Experience: Online options, mobile payments,  apps and in-person supports.

  • Evaluation and Quality Improvement - Leveraging MIS Systems to Inform Program Enhancements

  • Data Linkages to Enhance Recruitment and Retention

If you have case studies, approaches, or examples from any of these tracks please consider submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation.

For questions, please contact the NWA National Office at

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