National WIC Association

2020 Annual Education and Training Conference & Exhibits

May 17-May 20, 2020

Important Dates & Notices
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About the Conference

Save the date for the 2020 Annual Education and Training Conference & Exhibits, which will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, LA, May 17-20, 2020.

This Conference will offer an excellent opportunity to acquire new skills and to network with an estimated 1,000 of your peers, and colleagues along with exhibitors who provide WIC related products and services for your participants. The conference will also offer an opportunity for attendees to hear from USDA officials and to dialogue on relevant updates and challenges that the program faces.

For the rest of the conference, you will have the opportunity to choose from 30 general and concurrent sessions that is sure to expand your professional skills and knowledgebase to equip you to face coming WIC challenges and to take advantage of current and future WIC opportunities.

Registration will be on Saturday, May 16th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm The conference will formally begin at 9:30 am on Sunday, May 17th. There will be meet and greet events for state and local agency staff Sunday morning before the conference starts. The conference will end at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, May 20th.

Bookmark our website and stay tuned for a future announcements about joining the conference planning committee, submitting an abstract to present an oral or poster presentation, and registering to attend the conference.


We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

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

NWA has negotiated a special room rate of $161 per night (single/double). 

The cut-off date for these rates is Monday, April 27, 2020. 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 overflow 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 least 24 hours prior to your arrival date to avoid being charged the first night's room rate and applicable taxes.

Conference Overflow Hotel Check-In/Out Policy

Hotel check-in is 4:00pm and check-out is 11:00am. 

Overflow Hotel Parking

The hotel offers valet parking only. If you choose to use valet parking, fees are $47 USD per night. ($53.23 inclusive of all taxes). Over-sized vehicles may be valet parked for $57 USD per night ( $64.55 inclusive of all taxes).

Pet Policy

The overflow hotel allows service animals within the property.

Airport/Hotel Transportation

The Sheraton New Orleans and the Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans are 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.