National WIC Association

2022 *Virtual Option* Annual Education and Training Conference & Exhibits

May 22-May 28, 2022



Registration Closed


About the Conference


We are pleased to announce that the 2022 NWA Annual Education and Training Conference and Exhibits will also be held virtually (14 sessions + 4 General Sessions), May 22 - 26, 2022

This year's Conference we will be back in-person, as well as virtually. We will offer an excellent opportunity to acquire new skills and to network 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. The 2022 conference theme is: NWA Celebration: Reuniting, Reflecting and Reimagining!

For questions, please contact the NWA National Office at ConfSupport@nwica.org

Letter of Support from USDA-FNS

On behalf of Sara Olson, the Acting Director of Supplemental Food Programs Division, NWA has sent a letter to all state agency WIC directors supporting the 2022 Annual Education and Training Conference. This letter confirms that WIC Program funds may be used to fund registration fees for this conference.

View the letter here

Virtual Registration

Virtual Registration Fees:

                  Registration Type              

 

Regular Rates

   ENDS May 26        

 Group Registration

 

Regular Rates

    ENDS May 26     

                

 Member 

        $200.00

     

 Member (10-20 People)    

         $175.00

Non-Member

        $300.00

 Member (21-40 People)    

         $150.00

Student*

        $100.00

 Member (41+ People) 

         $125.00

    FNS Staff

        $200.00 

   

 WIC Louisiana Special Host Rate**    

        $175.00 

   


Registration payment must be recieved at our offices no later than Thursday, May 26, 2022.

The Virtual Conference platform will be closing on September 2, 2022.

**The WIC Louisiana Special Host Rate is ONLY for individuals that reside in Louisiana and are WIC State, Local and Clinical Employees. This rate is NOT eligible for a Group Discount.

 


Cancellation & Refund Policy

To cancel your registration, a written request MUST be received by NWA via email to ConfSupport@nwica.org no later than the close of business on Thursday, May 26, 2022.

No refunds will be granted for cancelations. 

  • NWA regrets that refunds will not be granted for no-shows. 
  • If you DO NOT CANCEL you are STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT. 
  • If registration fee is not paid, a hold will be placed on your account, preventing you from accessing your NWA Membership Benefits.

For any questions, please contact Conference Support at confsupport@nwica.org


Online Registration

Online registrations are processed via our web-based system. Each registrant must have or create a profile (account) in order to register online. See instructions on creating a profile and logging in.

Please Make Sure Your Email Address and Phone/Cell Number Is Correct Before Registering!

Registrants using a Purchase Order (PO) or check, must select the "Bill Me Later" option from the online registration system when registering. Credit card payments will be processed via our secured Stripe site. The system will automatically email a registration confirmation to the email provided. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact the Registration Department at (202) 232-5492 or ConfSupport@nwica.org.

Please note that Registrants who have paid with Purchase Orders will not be allowed access to the Conference until the purchase order is received by the Registration Manager, with a copy of the registration invoice.

Make Checks Payable to the National WIC Association

Mail Payments to:
National WIC Association
Attn: 2022 Annual Conference Registration
2001 S Street, NW Ste. 580
Washington, DC 20009

NWA’s federal tax ID is 8399-0160210-001

Registration payment must be received at our offices no later than Thursday, May 26, 2022.


All Payment Methods

We must receive your credit card payment, check payment in full, or completed PO with invoice reference by Thursday, May 26, 2022.  If we have not received payment in full by the above date, you will not be able to access the NWA 2022 Conference. 

Make Checks Payable to the National WIC Association

Mail Payments to:
National WIC Association
Attn: 2022 Virtual Annual Conference Registration
2001 S Street, NW Ste. 580
Washington, DC 20009

If you DO NOT CANCEL YOU WILL STILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT! 

For questions regarding payment methods, please contact the Registration Manager at (202) 232-5492 or ConfSupport@nwica.org for more information.


Accessing NWICA.org

You may print invoices, receipts, event confirmations, and view other personalized NWA information and activities by logging into your My NWICA account.

To log in:

  1. visit www.nwica.org and click "Log in" in the top right corner of the homepage. 
  2. Then enter your username (your email) and password. 
  3. Click on the Purchase Tab and you will be able to view/print copies of your invoices and receipts. 

For additional information on accessing your NWICA Account or creating an Account. Click HERE


Questions?

Contact the Registration Department with any questions at (202) 232-5492 or ConfSupport@nwica.org

 

NWA Annual Business Meeting

 

The National WIC Association will hold its Annual Business Meeting PRIOR to the Annual Conference on Monday, May 16, 2022 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET. This meeting will be held virtually. NWA invites its voting members* to attend and vote for elected positions, Bylaws changes, and other resolutions brought forth by the membership. 

More information.
 

*If you are a State Director, State Nutrition Coordinator, the designated Local Agency representative for your geographic or ITO state agency, or a Board Member, you are a voting member of the Association and are invited to attend and vote at the NWA Annual Business Meeting.

How Virtual Conferences Work

What is a virtual conference?

A virtual conference is an event hosted entirely over the internet, allowing remote attendees to access live and pre-recorded sessions and events from their computers. Attendees participate through a website designed specifically for a virtual conference experience. This website is where participants will watch sessions streamed live and engage in sessions by asking questions and commenting in real-time.

In addition to the live events, the Virtual Conference includes discussion forums, an Exhibit Hall, networking opportunities, a conference resource center, the ability to search for and chat with other conference attendees, and other features specifically designed to give virtual attendees the same opportunity to learn and engage with the presenters.

You're bound to love the benefits of attending a virtual conference! 

  • Convenient. Listen to sessions whenever and wherever, as often as you want! Even get your team together to watch a session or two (note: only registered attendees have access to all of the other meeting tools).
  • Comprehensive. Get relevant, timely information and techniques. The short, 1-hour sessions will easily fit in your schedule!
  • Effortless. Sit back, listen to the presentations, participate in live Q&As and discussion threads, connect with other meeting attendees, and earn CEs.

Plus, you'll have access to all of this without the hassle and expense of travel. All you need is a device with Internet access.

This online conference includes:

  • Live presentations. Each day of the conference, a new live session will take place. Unlike in-person conferences with concurrent sessions, you can "attend" all of them! All live presentations will be recorded, so don't stress if you miss one!
  • Live Q&A during live presentations. At the end of each presentation, you can interact directly with presenters during the live Q&A.
  • Recorded lectures —available on-demand while the conference is in session. Unlike in-person conferences with concurrent sessions, you can "attend" all the lectures!
  • Discussion thread related to each session. Post your comments and questions, and get reactions from other conference participants and presenters.
  • Handouts and other resources. Download and print or save handouts from all the sessions, as well as related resource documents.
  • Networking opportunities. Post a professional profile and find others with similar professional interests and specialties. 

NWA Policies

Privacy Policy

Your data privacy and security are important to us. When you register for this event, NWA will process your data in accordance with our legitimate interests for hosting an industry event and for being a community-based organization. Please review our privacy policy, including how to exercise your rights under the GDPR.

Liability Waiver

 

I understand that travel and gathering involves risk of sickness, including sickness from COVID-19. I (and on behalf of my guest(s)) waive and release NWA and its sponsors and exhibitors, and their employees and agents, from and against claims, liabilities and expenses arising from injury, sickness or death from contraction or spread of COVID-19 or other communicable disease due to travel to or attendance at an event sponsored by NWA.

 

I will take necessary precautions while at the event including, but not limited to, engaging in appropriate social distancing, wearing a mask in public areas when not consuming food or beverage, minimizing face touching, frequently washing hands and avoiding risky environments such as overcrowded bars or restaurants. I agree to not attend any NWA event if I feel ill or had recent exposure to a COVID-19 case.

 

This waiver and release is binding on me and my heirs and successors.

 

Code of Conduct

 

NWA is a listening organization focused on its participants. Destination Showcase is designed to increase interaction, engagement, collaboration, connectivity and community, in a fun and safe environment.

We value the participation of each member of the community and endeavor to deliver an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Conference participants are expected to conduct themselves with integrity, courtesy and respect for others and maintain the highest level of professionalism at all conference programs and events, whether officially sponsored by NWA or not. All attendees, guests, speakers, organizers, volunteers, partners, vendors and staff at any NWA event are required to observe the following Code of Conduct.

 

NWA is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of diverse backgrounds and cultures. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for the conference.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or defame participants. Harassment in any form, sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not condoned at NWA Events.

 

Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference at the sole discretion of NWA. Thank for helping to make this a welcoming event for all.

 

Media Disclaimer 

 

NWA intend to take photographs and video of this event for use in NWA news and promotional material, in print, electronic and other media, including the NWA websites. By participating in this event, I grant NWA the right to use any image, photograph, voice or likeness, without limitation, in its promotional materials and publicity efforts without compensation. All media becomes the property of NWA. Media may be displayed, distributed or used by NWA for any purpose.

 

* Please note, all attendees will be required to upload their vaccination card in advance before being allowed into 2022 NWA Annual Conference. Please make sure you include your cell phone number during the registration process. You will not be allowed to enter the Conference with just a Negative COVID-19 Test. All attendees must be vaccinated. A COVID-19 booster shot is strongly encouraged as extra protection. As we get closer to the Date of the Conference, other COVID-19 Protocols may be added or enforced.