National WIC Association

2019 NINAWC National Conference

July 9-July 11, 2019



Important Dates & Notices
view more

Overview

The National Indian and Native American WIC Coalition (NINAWC) invites you to join us in Cherokee, North Carolina for the 2019 bi-annual conference. The theme for this year is “Connecting Tradition and Culture for Healthy Families”.   

The three-day conference offers attendees opportunities to network with WIC colleagues, keep up to date on nutrition and breastfeeding trends, visit with participating WIC exhibitors, and meet and discuss current WIC topics. The conference will also offer opportunities to meet with USDA officials and learn more about relevant changes and updates.  

We hope that you will join us in Cherokee, North Carolina. This event is being hosted by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Kim Lambert and Deborah Lowery are the co-chairs for the local tribal WIC community.  

If you have other questions, please contact Susan Shaffette: susan@teamdynamicsweb.com or call a team member at Team Dynamics, our conference coordination group (985-624-3514 x1).

A more detailed conference overview can be found here

Agenda

Registration Fees

Registration Fees: $200 per person if registered by April 30th    

                              $250 each beginning on May 1st

Deadline to Register: June 19, 2019

To register, please contact Susan Shaffette: susan@teamdynamicsweb.com or call a team member at Team Dynamics, our conference coordination group (985-624-3514 x1).

Cancellation or Refund:  There are no cancellations or refunds. Please try to find a substitute attendee and transfer the registration to them. 

Registration Transfers:  You may transfer your registration to another person through March 10th. After that date, you may attend in someone’s place, but you will need to check-in with their name and then complete a request for your attendance certificate to be emailed.  

Please note NWA is not accepting registrations for this conference. 

Hotel and Transportation

Hotel Accommodations

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort is the conference hotel. The discounted conference rate for the event is $139 per night plus applicable taxes and fees. The discounted rooms are in the Soco Tower. To make your reservation, you can either call the hotel directly at 1-828-497-7777 and use the group code: S07WICC  or click here to make your reservation online. There is a $50.00 per night hold that will be applied to your credit card. If possible, please make sure you have a credit card available and not a debit card. If you use a debit card, please be aware the funds will be placed on hold at check-in and won’t be released until 5-7 days later after check-out. Hotel check-in time is 4:00 pm and check-out time is 11:00 am. Hotel rooms may be pre-paid by check. Checks must be received before June 24, 2019. 

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort is located at 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, NC 28719.  Phone: 828-497-7777 .

All NINAWC room block hotel guests have will receive:

  • Complimentary WIFI in the sleeping rooms – limited to one device per room
  • Complimentary WIFI in the conference meeting rooms
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Players Club Card with $20 of Free Play loaded

Airport Options 

Asheville Regional Airport is located 54 miles east of Cherokee. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is located 171 miles south of Cherokee. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is located 161 miles east of the conference. Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is located 117 miles south/east of Cherokee.  There are various options for transportation to and from all above airports. 

For More Information

If you have other questions, please contact Susan Shaffette: susan@teamdynamicsweb.com or call a team member at Team Dynamics, our conference coordination group (985-624-3514 x1).