National WIC Association

2024 NWA National Policy Virtual Conference

February 20-February 23, 2024




About the Conference

Join us for our annual National Policy conference on Tuesday, February 20 through Thursday, February 22, 2024. This year our conference will take place virtually.

 

For 50 years, WIC has delivered quality nutrition and breastfeeding support for American families. 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 policy conference is focused on keeping WIC strong for the next 50 years. As WIC participation rates continue to climb - showing the success of modernization and outreach - it is critical to educate policymakers about the need to fully fund the program.The conference culminates with NWA’s Annual Capitol Hill Education Day on Thursday, February 22, 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 Public Policy Manager Nell Menefee-Libey at nmenefeelibey@nwica.org

The Conference will start at 11:00 AM EST on Tuesday, February 20 and will end with the Annual Capitol Hill Education Day on Thursday, February 22 at 5:00 pm EST. The Conference will be held virtually. 

 

The Virtual Conference Platform will officially Close on May 3, 2024.

 

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


Agenda 

Click here to access the Draft Agenda

Conference Times occur in the Eastern Time Zone.

The Virtual Conference Platform will officially Close on May 3, 2024.

Registration

Important Notice! If you are registering Feb 20, 2024, or later. Your access to the Policy Conference will be delayed. You will have access to recordings and live access to sessions tomorrow if not sooner. 

General Registration Fees

(Please note the Conference will take place Virtually):

Registration Type

Early Bird Rates

ENDS January 12, 2024

Regular Rates

BEGINS January 6, 2024

Member

$299

$399

Non-Member

$399

$499

Student*

$199

$199

Speaker

$199

$199

FNS Staff

$279

$379

NWA Group Members (5-10)

$274

$374

11+ Group Members

$249

$349

 

To receive the group rate discount!

  • GROUP Discounts are for Members only
  • To be considered a group you must have five (5) or more from one facility.
  • Enter "GROUP" in the Promo Code Box and the system will automatically apply the discount. 
  • Registrants MUST be registered in ONE Group to receive the discount!

Payment Details

We must receive your credit card payment, check payment in full, or completed PO with invoice reference by Friday, February 2, 2024.  If we have not received payment in full by the above date, you will not be able to access the NWA 2023 National Policy Virtual Conference platform.

  • Please see our payments information page on the NWA website.
  • Payment by debit/credit card is most preferred followed by check!
  • If paying by check, full payment is due by February 2, 2024. 
  • Starting February 2, all payments must be submitted by Debit/Credit Card.
  • Attendees MUST be paid in full by the deadline to access the NWA 2023 Tech Conference. 
  • Deadline for receipt of cancellations: 11:59 p.m. EDT on February 2, 2024.
  • Cancellations must be submitted in writing to confsupport@nwica.org and should include the registration ID number and registrant name(s).
  • Cancellations are not accepted by phone.
  • Cancellations received before January 5 will recieve 100% refund.
  • Cancellations received starting January 6 will receive a 50% refund.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after Feburary 2024.
  • Promotions/discounts are not retroactive and cannot be applied to previously purchased individual registrations. Limit one special offer/discount code per registration.
  • Refunds are not issued for no-shows.
  • If you DO NOT CANCEL YOU WILL STILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT! 

NWA Federal Tax ID: 52-1482678

Make Checks Payable to the National WIC Association

(NWA has recently moved to a new office) 

National WIC Association
Attn: 2023 NWA WIC Technology and Innovation Conference and Exhibits Registration
1099 14th Street, NW Ste. 510
Washington, DC 20005

 


How to Register and Access your NWA account

  • Registrations are processed via our web-based system. 
  • Each registrant must have or create a profile (account) to register online. 
  • Please make sure each user’s email address and phone number are correct before registering!
  • Credit card payments will be processed via our secure stripe site.
  • Registrants using a Purchase Order (PO) or check, must select the "Bill Me Later" option from the online registration system when registering.
  • The system will automatically email a registration confirmation to the email provided. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact confsupport@nwica.org.
  • You may print invoices, receipts, event confirmations, and view other personalized NWA information and activities by logging into your My NWICA account.

Log in:

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

Create an account (for those that do not have an account)

Click here for step-by-step instructions on creating an account

Questions?

Contact the Registration Department with any questions at confsupport@nwica.org

Conference Policies

Conference Polices

By registering for this conference, you agree to all conference policies listed below.

General Policies

  • All individuals and/or entities are strictly prohibited from electronically recording or broadcasting any events without prior written consent from NWA.
  • Press representatives must register and receive a Press Pass and photo/recording permission from NWA.
  • Information presented may not represent the views or standards of NWA.
  • In the event the attendee is a “no-show,” the attendee is responsible for all fees and penalties in connection with being a “no-show.”

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 11:59 PM ET on Friday, February 2, 2024.

  • Cancellations received before January 5 will receive a 100% refund.
  • Cancellations received starting January 6 will receive a 50% refund.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after February 2, 2024.
  • No refunds will be granted after 11:59 PM ET on February 2, 2024.
  • 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.

Code of Conduct

NWA is a listening organization focused on its participants. The Conference 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 you for helping to make this a welcoming event for all.

 

Media Disclaimer

NWA intends 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.

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.

 

NWA may update these requirements at any time at its sole discretion.

For questions, please contact the Registration Manager at confsupport@nwica.org for more information.