NWA’s WIC Leadership Summits
Strengthening Our WIC Voice
**This event is open to current state or local WIC staff only**
The National WIC Association (NWA) is convening a series of WIC Leadership Summits to bring together emerging and experienced WIC leaders in Washington, DC. As WIC program services transform to deliver a more modern participant experience and meet urgent public health challenges, this series of WIC Leadership Summits will provide an opportunity for State and local agency providers to deepen their understanding of the national WIC landscape and share their experience with colleagues and policymakers at a critical time for the program and public health.
This inaugural summit, WIC’s Role in Building Healthier Eating Patterns, will be held on September 13-14, 2023. The two-day summit will center on USDA’s proposed updates to the WIC food packages. State and local WIC providers will hear directly from experts about the importance of the WIC food package updates, connect with their colleagues from across the country, learn about how proposed changes in WIC issuance reflect broader dietary guidance, and share perspectives on nutrition education priorities and other efforts to implement the
NWA will be hosting an additional WIC Leadership Summits later this year. Attendance is limited to State and local WIC providers, and all WIC Leadership Summits are held in-person in Washington, DC.
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Please see the draft agenda here.
**This event is open to current state or local WIC staff only**
Regular Member Rate: $50
Regular Non-member Rate: $50
All payments are due before or on the first day of the Summit. Payments must be received to gain access to and participate in the Summit. No PO will be accepted on-site.
It is the policy of NWA's to access a processing fee for all cancelled registrations. To cancel your registration, a written request MUST be received by NWA via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on September 1, 2023
Cancellations received before or on 11:59 p.m. EDT on September 1, 2023 will be refunded. No refund will be granted for cancellations received after 11:59 p.m. EDT on September 1, 2023. NWA regrets that refunds will not be granted for "No-shows."
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Registrants using a Purchase Order (PO) or check, must select the "Bill Me" option from the online registration system when registering. Credit card payments will be processed via our secured Stripe site. The system will automatically e-mail a registration confirmation to the e-mail provided. If you do not receive a confirmation, please email us at email@example.com.
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Address: 600 14th Street NW, Downtown, Washington DC
Washington D.C has many options for hotel stays. NWA has not contracted with hotels; however, there are several hotels nearby that provide walkable access to the Leadership Summit venue:
Grand Hyatt Washington 0.4 miles
Moxy Washington, DC Downtown 0.6 miles
Hampton Inn Washington, D.C./White House 0.7 miles
Hyatt Place Washington DC/While House 0.8 miles
The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center 0.8 miles
Attendees will need to secure their own hotel and travel.
Leadership Summit Event Polices
By registering for this conference, you agree to all conference policies listed below.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Our priority is to create a safe environment for all that are in attendance. The precautions that the NWA has put in place for a safe conference experience do not rule out the risk of breakthrough infections, visit the CDC website for more information.
For the purposes of right of entry to the Conference, a person is considered fully vaccinated:
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, 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. 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.
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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.
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NWA may update these requirements at any time at its sole discretion.