National WIC Association

2016 Nutrition Education & Breastfeeding Promotion Conference and Exhibits

September 8-September 10, 2016

Registration Closed

About the Conference

The NWA Biennial Nutrition Education and Breastfeeding Conference will be held at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Denver, CO from September 8 - 10, 2016.

This conference is the most popular gathering of the WIC nutrition and breastfeeding professionals in the US, attracting more than 1,200 attendees from USDA, state and local WIC agencies, and vendors who provide services to the WIC community.

Education sessions will cover current and emerging nutrition and breastfeeding science, research, policy and best practices. Poster Sessions and special forums will offer additional learning and networking opportunities.

More than 40 exhibitors will be on hand to provide the latest on WIC-related products, technology and services.

More information about this conference will be posted soon.

For questions, please contact the NWA National Office at 202-232-5492. We'll be happy to assist.

Fees and Registrations

Please see a letter of support from USDA.

Registration Fees

Please Note that On-line Registration will Close COB Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Fees between now and July 31, 2016
Regular Member Rate: $385
Regular Non-member Rate: $485

Fees after July 31, 2016
Late Member Rate: $410
Late Non-member Rate: $535

All payments are due before or on the first day of the Conference. Payments must be received to gain access to and participate in Conference activities and sessions. No PO will be accepted on-site.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

It is the policy of NWA's to access a processing fee for all cancelled registrations. To cancel your registration, a written request MUST be received by NWA via e-mail to or fax to 1-202-387-5281 no later than close of business on July 31, 2016.

Cancellations received before or on July 31, 2016 will be refunded, less a $75 processng fee. No refund will be granted for cancellations received after July 31, 2016. NWA regrets that refunds will not be granted for "No-shows."

Online Registration

Online registrations are processed via our web-based system. Each registrants must have or create a profile (account) in order to register online.

Registrants using a Purchase Order (PO) or check, must select the "Bill Me" option from the online registration system when registering. Credit card paments will be processed via our secured Stripe site. The system will automatically e-mail a registration confirmation to the e-mail provided. If you do not received a confirmation, please call our office.

Registration via Mail, Fax or Email

To register by mail, fax or e-mail, download the Conference Registration form, complete, and submit it via e-mail to or fax it to 202-387-5281. Registration forms may also be mailed to:

National WIC Association
2001 S Street, NW Ste. 580
Washington, DC 20009

To obtain our Federal Identification Number, please call our office at 202-232-5492.

Hotel and Transportation


NWA regrets to inform you that our room block at the host hotel (The Sheraton Denver) has been SOLD OUT. We have requested an increase for our current room block, but the hotel is unable to add any more rooms at this time.

After reaching out to several hotels within the down town area, negotiating room rates and room blocks, we were finally able to secure small room blocks at the current Federal Per Diem rate of $172.00. You may now contact these hotels using the information listed below to make your room reservations. We encourage you to call and make your room reservations now since once these block of rooms are sold out, NWA has no other option of securing other alternate hotels at the current Federal Per Diem Rate. Alternatively, if you are unable to secure a reservation at one of these hotels, please utilize all other methods available to you - including - in making hotel room reservations. NWA apologizes for any inconvenience you may have had in securing housing for this conference.

For Homewood Suites, dial 303-534-7800. Be sure to provide group code NWA in order to get the negotiated room rate. NOTE that the official Cut-Off date is 8/17/16. However, this Cut-Off date is not guaranteed in that the room block may be sold out before then.

For the Hampton Inn and Suites, dial 303-623-5900. Be sure to provide group code NWA in order to get the negotiated room rate. NOTE that the Cut-Off date is 8/17/16. However, this Cut-Off date is not guaranteed in that the room block may be sold out before then.

Warwick Hotel - Denver. To call dial 303.861.2000. Be sure to provide group code GRPG1Z in order to get the negotiated room rate. NOTE that the Cut-Off date is Wednesday 8/17/2016. However, this Cut-Off date is not guaranteed in that the room block may be sold out before then.

If you have special requests or need additional assistance, you can reach Amanda, Group Rooms Coordinator, at 720-638-0215 for both Homewood Suites and the Hampton Inn.


The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is an approximate 25-minute ride away from DEN International Airport, depending on traffic. Taxi and shuttle services are available from the airport into downtown Denver.To view the airport's ground transportation options, click on the followiong URL:

Click here to learn more about the DEN International Airport.

Hotel Parking

Parking is available at the hotel for registered guests. Guests parking rates are as follows:

Self Parking = $23 overnight
Valet parking = $32 overnight

Please note that these rates may change without notification.

For parking questions, please call the hotel at (404) 659-1400.

Exhibitor Prospectus

The National WIC Association (NWA) invites you to participate as an exhibitor and/or sponsor at our 2016 Binennial Nutrition Education and Breastfeeding Promotion Conference and Exhibits.

For questions or to exhibit at this conference, please contact the Association's Conference Manager Dale Greenberg at or 410-491-2654 or


Click here to view an interactive exhibit hall floor plan.

Why Exhibit?

If you are seeking to introduce your products and services or an alternative promotional strategy to a new or existing audience, this conference offers several affordable options to meet your marketing needs.

By exhibiting and/or sponsoring at this conference, you will:

  • Create new customer and client relationships with WIC decision makers from across the nation;
  • Strengthen and build upon existing customer and client relationships;
  • Increase visibility for your company/organization in a targeted market
  • Promote and market your products and services;
  • Reach prime target market segments for your products and services, and
  • Demonstrate your commitment to promoting quality preventative public health nutrition for women, infants and children.

Key Dates to Remember

August 15, 2016: Exhibitor Advertisement Due
August 17, 2016: Hotel Room Reservation Deadline
August 31, 2016: Exhibit Fee Due Date
August 31, 2016: Exhibit Cancellation Date with Penalty
August 31, 2016: Exhibitor Floor Badge Registration Deadline
September 7, 2016: Exhibitor Move-in and Sep-up
September 9, 2016: Exhibitor Tead-down and Move-out

Exhibit Dates/Hours

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Exhibitor Move-in and Set-up

Thursday, September 8, 2016
7:00 am - 8:00 Breakfast / Networking & Exhibits
9:30 am - 10:30 am AM Break / Networking & Exhibits
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch on Own / Networking & Exhibits
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm PM Break / Networking & Exhibits
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm Opening Reception / Networking & Exhibits

Friday, September 9, 2016
7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast / Networking & Exhibits
9:30 am - 10:30 am AM Break / Networking & Exhibits
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch on Own / Networking & Exhibits
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PM Break / Networking & Exhibits
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm Exhibitor Move-out


Booth Sponsorship Levels:

Gold Level =  $5,000.00
Silver Level =  $3,500.00
Bronze Level =  $2,500.00

Standard Exhibit Booth Prices: (8’X10’)

Commercial/For-Profit Exhibit space - $1,500
Non-Profit Organization Exhibit space - $1,000

Please send a copy of your non-profit status with your application.

NOTE: Gold, Silver & Bronze Sponsors have first choice to all available exhibitor spaces.

For questions or to register to exhibit at this conference, please contact Dale Greenberg, the Association's Conference Manager, at, phone 410-491-2654 or fax: 410-727-8418

Speaker Presentations

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