National WIC Association

NWA Events

February 21-24, 2023

2023 NWA Virtual National Policy Conference

The WIC community learns about WIC Federal and State funding, advocacy, and meets with key policymakers. 

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May 1-4, 2023

2023 "Hybrid" Annual Education and Training Conference & Exhibits

We are pleased to announce the 2023 NWA Annual Education and Training Conference and Exhibits will be held in San Diego, California, May 1 - 4, 2023. We’re back in California at the Town and Country Resort. California is the place to be, fun in the Sun!

We’ll be hosting the Conference in a Hybrid format (so that means in-person and virtual) and will offer an excellent opportunity to acquire new skills and to network with an estimated 1,000 of your peers, and colleagues along with exhibitors who will provide WIC related products and services for participants. The conference will also offer an opportunity for attendees to hear from USDA officials and to dialogue on relevant updates and challenges that the program faces. The 2023 conference theme is: Riding the WIC Wave!

The Annual Conference will provide you with an opportunity to choose from 30 concurrent sessions and 4 General Sessions that are sure to expand your professional skills and knowledgebase to equip you to handle any WIC challenge! So please be sure to join us!!!

Registration will open on Monday, December 5!

For questions, please contact the NWA National Office at

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September 26-29, 2023

2023 "Hybrid" NWA WIC Technology, Program Integrity, and Vendor Management Education Conference

The National WIC Association (NWA) will host its 2023 Hybrid NWA WIC Technology, Program Integrity, and Vendor Management Education Conference, September 26 - 29, 2023 in Portland, Oregon at the Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center.

This year's Conference will be Hybrid, so attendees will have the avaliablity to participate in-person or virtually!

The Conference Sessions will be available for viewing until December 31, 2023.

This Conference will provide an opportunity for Attendees to network, share and learn about technological and program integrity innovations and directions for WIC’s future.

This Conference will provide options for improving WIC’s service delivery, and consumer and partner base at the state and local levels, enhancing Management Information Systems (MIS), addressing the importance and value of quality data collection, as well as systems and information security. 

We are expecting over 600 attendees this year. Among them will be key decision makers representing the USDA/FNS, State, ITO, and Local WIC agencies, as well as vendors who participate in WIC and who provide WIC technology and program integrity services to the WIC Community.

Don’t Miss this Exciting Opportunity to:

  • Learn the latest information and technological advances to improve the daily service delivery to our clients;
  • Gain knowledge to successfully implement technologies that best suit your Agency;
  • Collaborate with WIC colleagues, IT and other vendors from across the nation;
  • Learn what’s new in federal requirements, now and in the future;
  • Discover Best Practices ready to implement in your State or Local Agency.

Registration will open on Monday, March 6!

For questions, please contact the NWA National Office at

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