National WIC Association

2023 NWA Virtual National Policy Conference

February 21-February 24, 2023




About the Conference

 

Join us for our annual National Policy conference on Tuesday, February 21 through Friday, February 24, 2023. This year our conference will take place virtually.

 

For nearly 50 years, WIC has delivered quality nutrition and breastfeeding support for American families, bridging the gap in maternal health disparities. NWA remains steadfast in advocating for WIC in all levels of government and raising the voice of WIC providers and families across the country.

The National Policy Conference is NWA’s annual forum to highlight emerging and pressing WIC policy issues and build leadership skills to empower and sustain WIC advocacy at the local level. This year’s National Policy Conference is grounded in the experience of WIC families across the country. As we explore and engage in discussions around the future of WIC, we must ensure that WIC families and providers at every level are at the table.

The conference culminates with NWA’s Annual Capitol Hill Education Day on Friday, February 24, empowering members to virtually engage with Congressional leaders and their staff on WIC's critical services. If you have any questions about the Annual Capitol Hill Education Day, please reach out to NWA’s State Public Policy Manager Noora Kanfash at nkanfash@nwica.org.

The Conference will start at 11:00 AM EST on Tuesday, February 21 and will end with the Annual Capitol Hill Education Day on Friday, February 24 at 5:00 pm EST. The Conference will be held virtually. 

 

The Virtual Conference Platform will officially Close on May 1, 2023.

 

We look forward to bringing forth more resources, support, and encouragement to our members and stakeholders to help redefine what the future of WIC should be.

 

For questions unrelated to the Annual Capitol Hill Education Day please send them to confSupport@nwica.org

Agenda


View the agenda.

Conference Times occur in the Eastern Time Zone.

The Virtual Conference Platform will officially Close on May 1, 2023.

Registration

General Registration Fees (Please note the Conference will take place Virtually):

REGISTRATION CLOSES on FRIDAY, FEBUARY 10, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET

               Registration Type                     

Early Bird Rates

           ENDS December 31, 2022         

Regular Rates

          BEGINS January 1, 2023        

                         Member

                      $285.00

                        $385.00

                      Non-Member

                        $385.00                          $485.00

                         Student*

                        $175.00                          $175.00

                         Speaker 

                        $185.00                          $185.00

                       FNS Staff

                      $260.00

                       $360.00

*Please note: In order to receive the Student Discounted Rate, you will need to submit proof of enrollment. Which includes a course schedule with year/date, unofficial transcripts or a student ID with current date of enrollment. Please email confsupport@nwica.org if you have any further questions.*

REGISTRATION CLOSES on FRIDAY, FEBUARY 10, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET


Group Registration Fees*:

               Group Member Increments                  

Early Bird Rates

            ENDS December 31, 2022            

Regular Rates

           BEGINS January 1, 2023    

                     5 - 10 Group Members

                         $260.00

                        $360.00

                       11+ Group Members

                         $235.00

                        $335.00

*In order to receive the Group Rate, please enter "GROUP" in the Promo Code Box and the system will automatically apply the discount. 

*All Groups MUST be registered in ONE Group in order to recieve the discount!

NOTE: All payments are due upon purchase. Payments must be received to gain access to and participate in all conference platform activities and sessions.

POs will be accepted up to FRIDAY, FEBUARY 10, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET. Please email them to confsupport@nwica.org.


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.

Mail to:
National WIC Association
Attn: 2023 NPC Conference Registration
2001 S Street, NW Suite 580
Washington, DC 20009

NOTE: All payments are due Friday, February 10, 2023. Payments must be received to gain access to and participate in all conference platform activities and sessions.

POs will be accepted up to Friday, February 10, 2023. Please email them to confsupport@nwica.org

For Questions, please contact confsupport@nwica.org


CANCELATION & REFUND POLICY

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 Friday, February 10, 2023.

Cancellations received before or on January 19, 2023, will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be granted on or after 12:00 AM ET on January 20, 2023.

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

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 Is Correct Before Registering!

Registration will close on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET.

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 confsupport@nwica.org.

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

Mail Payments to:
National WIC Association
Attn: 2023 NPC Registration
2001 S Street, NW , Suite 580
Washington, DC 20009

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


All Payment Methods

We must receive your credit card payment, check payment in full, or completed PO with invoice reference by Friday, February 10, 2023.  If we have not received payment in full by the above date, you will not be able to access the NWA 2023 Natioanal Policy Virtual Conference platform.

Mail Payments to:
National WIC Association
Attn: 2023 NPC Registration
2001 S Street, NW , Suite 580
Washington, DC 20009

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 January 19, 2023 at 11:59 pm to received a 50% refund. No refunds will be granted on or after 12:00 AM ET on January 20, 2023. NWA regrets that refunds will not be granted for no-shows.

If you DO NOT CANCEL YOU WILL STILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT! NWA regrets that refunds will not be granted for "no-shows."

For questions regarding payment methods, please contact the Registration Manager at 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 confsupport@nwica.org

NWA Policies

Code of Conduct

 

NWA is a listening organization focused on its participants. NWA's Conferences are 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.

Contact Us

     

         Lead Conference Staff                          

 

 Lead Conference Content Staff             

Registration Questions               

   

   Chandra M. Champion, MSSA
   Director, Conference and Event
   National WIC Association
   cchampion@nwica.org

       

    Noora Kanfash, MPH
    Manager, State Public Policy
    National WIC Association
    nkanfash@nwica.org

  National Policy Conf. & Registrar       
  National WIC Association
  ConfSupport@nwica.org