National WIC Association

Cancelled-2020 Washington Leadership Conference

March 15, 2020 - March 17, 2020

Important Announcement - Cancellation

As a public health organization, the safety and well-being of our members and the broader WIC community is our highest priority. Out of an abundance of caution and care, NWA has decided to cancel the 2020 Washington Leadership Conference. Uncertainty of the disease trajectory, limited guidance from the CDC, and the rising number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in communities across the country have all contributed to this decision. 

NWA does not make this decision lightly. We recognize that this conference is a crucial opportunity for the WIC community to engage with key policymakers in Washington. NWA will work with attendees and other members of the WIC community to strengthen WIC advocacy efforts throughout 2020.

Over the next few days, we will update members with additional information. NWA staff plans to share a series of new fact sheets and additional materials to support WIC staff in their understanding of urgent policy priorities. 

Given the sudden change in circumstances, NWA will reach out to registrants in the coming days regarding their registrations

We appreciate your patience and understanding. Should you have any questions, please reach out to Brian Dittmeier at

Registration Refund Information

We are pleased to share that all conference registrants will be presented with two options: (1) Apply conference registration fees for credit to a future conference or (2) receive a full refund. Our hope is to process refunds within the next 30-45 days for those who choose that option. Please notify D. Pierre Francois at of your choice by Friday, April 17.

About the Conference

This conference has been cancelled. Read more.

The National WIC Association (NWA) Washington Leadership Conference is an annual event.

The conference provides 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.

NWA invites its members you to help NWA ensure policymakers at all levels of government appreciate the value of WIC. 



Information about Your Hotel Reservation

This conference has been cancelled. For more information on the details, please click here.

If you booked at the Capital Hilton, your hotel reservation has been cancelled for you. You should have received an email confirmation of this cancellation. If you did not receive an email from the hotel, please contact the Capital Hilton at (202) 393-1000. The hotel is refunding room deposits; please allow 5-7 business days for these refunds to be completed.

If you have any questions regarding lodging, please contact Chandra Champion at  

The Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street, Northwest
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 393-1000