National WIC Association

2018 Nutrition Education & Breastfeeding Promotion Conference and Exhibits

September 24-September 27, 2018



Important Dates & Notices
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About the Conference


The NWA Biennial Nutrition Education and Breastfeeding Conference will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, LA from September 24-27, 2018


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.

Hotel and Transportation

The Conference Host Hotel

Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Main #: (504) 525-2500

Hotel Room Rate

NWA has negotiated a special room rate of $139 per night plus a $3.00 per room night occupany fee and nightly room tax currently set at 15.75%. Note that this tax rate is subject to change without notice. 

The cut-off date for these rates is Monday, September 3, 2018. After this date, reservations will be subject to the hotel’s prevailing rates.

We encourage you to make your room reservations early to ensure that you will be in the host hotel at the guaranteed room rate. Upon checking in, each guest will be asked to provide a valid government issued ID along with proof to which the room reservation was made.

Method of Room Guarantee

The hotel requires a major credit card to guarantee your room reservation, and first night's deposit (including taxes) payable at the time the reservation is being made. Room cancellations must be received at leaset 24 hours prior to your arrival date to avoid being charged the first night's room rate and applicable taxes.

Hotel Check-In/Out Policy

Hotel check-in is 3:00pm and check-out is 12:00pm. The hotel can arrange to have your bags stored depending on room availability. Late check-out may be requested upon arrival.

Guest Parking

The hotel offers on-site valet parking for all registered guests at a daily rate of $43. Note, rate may change without notice.

Airport/Hotel Transportation

The Sheraton New Orleans is accessible via Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, and is about 15 miles, from the airport.

Shuttle and taxi cab services are available at the airport. The current estimated taxi/cab fare is $40 (one way). Please Note that the hotel does nor provide shuttle service.

The Sheraton New Orleans offers MyAirportTrip.com, a new airport transportation booking site designed to take the hassle out of getting to and from the airport. The website provides an easy way to book your airport transportation online from any device. Choose from taxi, sedan, shuttle, luxury SUV and limousine service. When you land at your destination, your driver will be waiting for you in the transportation center and will greet you by name. No lines. No hassles. It's that easy.