National WIC Association

2019 Washington Leadership Conference

March 3-March 5, 2019

Important Dates & Notices
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About the Conference

The National WIC Association (NWA) invites you to attend our 29th Annual Washington Leadership Conference scheduled from Sunday, March 3rd through Tuesday, March 5th, 2019.

The conference will provide a forum to discuss policy and programs related to the health and nutritional well-being of WIC families, as well as service delivery and the effective management of the program. This conference provides training to attendees on effective education and advocacy techniques, and provides participants with the opportunity to attend educational meetings with their congressional representatives.

We invite you to help NWA ensure policymakers at all levels of government appreciate the value of WIC. 

Access to this conference is limited to the capacity of the main venue's general session meeting room, which is currently set at 230. Registration will close when this number is reached.

Hotel & Transportation

Conference Hosting Hotel

Hilton National Mall, Washington DC

480 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20024
Main # 202-484-1000

Please note that the hotel will only be accepting reservations made through the below link.

Group Link: 2019 Washington Leadership Conference
Code: WLC19

Reservations #: 1-800-HILTONS

Hilton Washington DC National Mall is just steps from a wealth of DC attractions, corporations and federal offices. Walk to the White House, monuments, museums and the Southwest Waterfront, and take the elevator down to L’Enfant Metro Station to connect easily with greater DC, Maryland and Virginia. Distinctive rooms, stunning views, on-site dining,  – it have everything you need to thrive in our nation’s capital.

Hotel Reservations

The negotiated conference hotel room rate is the Federal Per Diem currently set at $253.00 single/double per night, plus a nightly room tax of 14.5%. 

  • This rate only applies to Saturday, March 2nd thru. Tuesday, March 5th, 2018. Attendees making room reservations outside these dates, may have to pay the hotel's prevailing room rates. Note that the average nightly room rate may be over $300.00.

Please note that NWA does not have any control over the hotel room types. To request a particular room type, you must discuss this with their reservations department when making your room reservations.

Transportation Information

The Hilton National Mall Hotel is located 4 miles from the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, an approximate 6 minute ride, by taxi or shuttle. Also, Metro is accessible from the airport. Take the BLUE LINE heading towards Largo Town Center OR the YELLOW LINE heading towards Mt. Vernon Square or Fort Totten. Your stop will be L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station.

View a map of the Metro.

For more information, please call our office at 202-232-5492.


Regular Registration Rates - Before January 27, 2019
Regular Member Rate: $350
Regular Non-Member Rate: $450

Late Registration Rates - After January 28, 2019
Late Member Rate: $400
Late Non-Member Rate: $500

NOTE: On-site registration = Late Rate + a $75 Processing Fee
All payments are due before or on the first day of the Conference. Payments must be received to gain access to and participate in all conference activities and sessions.

POs will not be accepted on-site.

How to Register

We encourage you to register online. You must have a profile to register online. See instructions on creating a profile and logging in.

Registrants using a Purchase Order (PO) or check, must select the "Bill Me" option from the online registration system when registering.

You can also register by submitting your completed registration form:

Mail to:
National WIC Association
Attn: Conference Registration
2001 S Street, NW Ste. 580
Washington, DC 20009

Fax to 202-387-5281, or email to

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


It is our policy to assess a processing fee for all cancelled registrations. To cancel your registration, a written request MUST be received by NWA to or faxed to 202-387-5281 no later than close of Business on January 27, 2019.

Cancellations received before or on January 27, 2019 will be refunded, less a $75 processing fee. No refund will be granted for cancellations received after January 28, 2019. NWA regrets that refunds will not be granted for "No-shows."

Social Media Badges

You're Attending - Now You Can Let Your Social Media Network Know!

If you have registered for the conference we encourage you to join us in networking before, during and after the event. Spread the word and let everyone know that you'll be at the 2019 NWA Washington Leadership Conference!

Places you can use the graphic: 

  • Add to your company website (Exposure for you and them)

  • Add to your email signature line

  • Post on social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram)

  • Your organization newsletters

  • Your print or advertising marketing pieces

  • Any other electronic communications you have prior to the Conference.

How to Use:

  • Right click the graphic in the window that opens in the links below > Save As

  • Post and use as many times as you like between now and the conference.

  • When using the graphic “badges” be sure to link the image to the URL by right hand clicking on the image and selecting the hyperlink option.  Place the in the address field and select ok

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