National WIC Association

2020 Washington Leadership Conference

March 15, 2020 - March 17, 2020

Important Dates & Notices
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About the Conference

The National WIC Association (NWA) invites you to attend our 30th Annual Washington Leadership Conference scheduled from Sunday, March 15th through Tuesday, March 17th, 2020.

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.




View the tentative agenda here.

Hotel & Transportation

Conference Host Hotel

The Hosting Hotel for the conference is The Capital Hilton.

The Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street, Northwest
Washington, DC 20036

Hotel Reservations
You can make your hotel room reservations by calling the hotel directly and Identify yourself as a National WIC Association (NWA) 2019 Washington Leadership Conference attendee to receive the negotiated hotel room rate

To make your reservation, please call (202) 639-5095 or click on this Reservation Link.

Please note that any personal or special request must be made at the time your room reservation is being made or at the time of checking in.

Hotel Room Rate
NWA has negotiated a special room rate of $251 per night for a single/double plus a nightly room tax rate of 14.95%  per night at the The Capital Hilton. This tax rate is subject to change without notice. The cut-off date for these rates is February 12th, 2020. After this date, reservations will be subject to the hotel’s prevailing rates.

NWA encourages you to make your room reservations early to ensure that you will be in the hosting hotel at the guaranteed 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.

Hotel Check-In/Out Policy
Hotel check-in is 4:00 pm and check-out is 11:00 am. Should you arrive before the scheduled check-in time, the hotel may arrange to have your bags stored until a room becomes available. Late check-out can be requested upon arrival.
Guest Parking
Parking is valet only, the charge is $62 per day. The hotel recommends using public transportation for local attendees. The hotel is 2 blocks from McPherson Square, Farragut North, and Farragut West metro stations.
Airport/Hotel Transportation
The Capital Hilton Hotel is located 5 miles from the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Also, Metro is accessible from the airport. 

View a map of the Metro.

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

Purchase Carbon Offsets

Traveling to conferences and meetings takes a lot of time, energy and capital. It also takes a toll on the environment. A good way to help balance your travel carbon footprint is to purchase "carbon offsets."

Carbon offsets include actions taken to compensate for carbon emitting human energy use from travel by car, boat, train, or plane. The goal is to "offset" the environmental impact by supporting actions that help reduce carbon emissions.

To search for certified standards groups from whom you can purchase carbon offsets, visit The Gold Standard or Green-E. To calculate your carbon footprint and to learn more about carbon emissions, please visit the EPA's Carbon Footprint Calculator website.

To learn more about how to purchase carbon offsets, you can read this article.


Early Registration Rates - On or Before February 10, 2020
Early Member Rate: $350
Early Non-Member Rate: $450

Regular Registration Rates - After February 10, 2020
Regular Member Rate: $400
Regular Non-Member Rate: $500

NOTE: On-site registration = Regular 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 February 10, 2020.

Cancellations received before or on February 10, 2020 will be refunded, less a $75 processing fee. No refund will be granted for cancellations received after February 10, 2020. NWA regrets that refunds will not be granted for "No-shows."