National WIC Association

2014 Nutrition Education and Breastfeeding Conference & Exhibits

September 08-September 10, 2014

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Fees and Registrations

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Registration Fees

Please Note that Registration will close COB Monday, September 5, 2016.

Fees between now and July 31, 2016
Regular Member Rate: $385
Regular Non-member Rate: $485

Fees after July 31, 2016
Late Member Rate: $410
Late Non-member Rate: $535

All payments are due before or on the first day of the Conference. Payments must be received to gain access to and participate in Conference activities and sessions. No PO will be accepted on-site.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

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 or fax to 1-202-387-5281 no later than close of business on July 31, 2016.

Cancellations received before or on July 31, 2016 will be refunded, less a $75 processng fee. No refund will be granted for cancellations received after July 31, 2016. NWA regrets that refunds will not be granted for "No-shows."

Online Registration

Online registrations are processed via our web-based system. Each registrants must have or create a profile (account) in order to register online.

Registrants using a Purchase Order (PO) or check, must select the "Bill Me" option from the online registration system when registering. Credit card paments 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 received a confirmation, please call our office.

Registration via Mail, Fax or Email

To register by mail, fax or e-mail, download the Conference Registration form, complete, and submit it via e-mail to or fax it to 202-387-5281. Registration forms may also be mailed to:

National WIC Association
2001 S Street, NW Ste. 580
Washington, DC 20009

To obtain our Federal Identification Number, please call our office at 202-232-5492.

About the Conference

The NWA Biennial Nutrition Education and Breastfeeding Conference was held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, GA from September 8 - 10, 2014.

This conference is the most popular gathering of the WIC nutrition and breastfeeding professionals in the US, attracting more than 1,200 staff from federal, state and local WIC agencies.

Education sessions will cover current and emerging nutrition and breastfeeding science, research, policy and best practices. Poster Sessions and special forums will offer additional learning and networking opportunities.

More than 40 exhibitors will be on hand to provide the latest on WIC-related products, technology and services.

Questions? Contact NWA at 202-232-5492.

Hotel and Transportation


The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202
Direct Tel: 1-303-893-3333
Toll Free: 1-800-625-5144

The Negotiated Room Rate

NWA has negotiated the room rate of $159 per night (Current Fed. Per Diem set at $172), single/double plus a nightly room tax currently set at 14.75%. Please note that tax rate is subject to change without notice. NWA encourages you to make your room reservations early to ensure that you will be in the hosting hotel at the guarenteed 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 will require a major credit card to guarantee your roon reservations. The hotel also requires one night's deposit (including tax) payable at the time of making your reservations. Reservation cancellation must be received by the hotel three (3) working days prior to your arrival date to be eligible for a refund. Any reservation canceled within the three working days prior to your arrival date will not be refunded.

Room reservations can be made by calling the hotel's Toll Freel reservation number on 1-800-625-5144 or the hotel's direct line at 1-303-893-3333. You can also make your room reservations online.

Reservations must be made by the cut-off date of Wednesday, August 17, 2016. Reservations made after the cut-off date are not guaranteed at the conference rate and are subject to the Hotel's prevailing room rates. Room type and special needs MUST be discussed with the hotel at the time of making your reservations or upon arrival at the hotel's registration desk. NWA does not have control over the type of room needed by an individual.

Hotel Check In/Out Policy

The hotel check-in time is 3:00 PM and the check-out time is 12:00 AM. Guests arriving before 3:00 PM will be accommodated as rooms become available. The hotel's Bell Hop desk can arrange to have your luggage checked and stored depending on space availability. Also, should you require a late check-out, please make such arrangements with the hotel's front desk upon arrival. These arrangements may be governed by the hotel's standard policy.


The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is an approximate 25-minute ride away from DEN International Airport, depending on traffic. Taxi and shuttle services are available from the airport into downtown Denver.To view the airport's ground transportation options, click on the followiong URL:

Click here to learn more about the DEN International Airport.

Hotel Parking

Parking is available at the hotel for registered guests. Guests parking rates are as follows:

Self Parking = $23 overnight
Valet parking = $32 overnight

Please note that these rates may change without notification.

For parking questions, please call the hotel at (404) 659-1400.

Exhibitor Prospectus

The National WIC Association (NWA) invites you to participate as an exhibitor and/or sponsor at our 2016 Binennial Nutrition Education and Breastfeeding Promotion Conference and Exhibits.

For questions or to exhibit at this conference, please contact the Association's Conference Manager Dale Greenberg at or 410-491-2654 or


Why Exhibit?

If you are seeking to introduce your products and services or an alternative promotional strategy to a new or existing audience, this conference offers several affordable options to meet your marketing needs.

By exhibiting and/or sponsoring at this conference, you will:

  • Create new customer and client relationships with WIC decision makers from across the nation;
  • Strengthen and build upon existing customer and client relationships;
  • Increase visibility for your company/organization in a targeted market
  • Promote and market your products and services;
  • Reach prime target market segments for your products and services, and
  • Demonstrate your commitment to promoting quality preventative public health nutrition for women, infants and children.

Key Dates to Remember

August 15, 2016: Exhibitor Advertisement Due
August 17, 2016: Hotel Room Reservation Deadline
August 31, 2016: Exhibit Fee Due Date
August 31, 2016: Exhibit Cancellation Date with Penalty
August 31, 2016: Exhibitor Floor Badge Registration Deadline
September 7, 2016: Exhibitor Move-in and Sep-up
September 9, 2016: Exhibitor Tead-down and Move-out

Exhibit Dates/Hours

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Exhibitor Move-in and Set-up

Thursday, September 8, 2016
7:00 am - 8:00 Breakfast / Networking & Exhibits
9:30 am - 10:30 am AM Break / Networking & Exhibits
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch on Own / Networking & Exhibits
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm PM Break / Networking & Exhibits
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm Opening Reception / Networking & Exhibits

Friday, September 9, 2016
7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast / Networking & Exhibits
9:30 am - 10:30 am AM Break / Networking & Exhibits
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch on Own / Networking & Exhibits
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PM Break / Networking & Exhibits
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm Exhibitor Move-out


Booth Sponsorship Levels:

Gold Level =  $5,000.00
Silver Level =  $3,500.00
Bronze Level =  $2,500.00

Standard Exhibit Booth Prices: (8’X10’)

Commercial/For-Profit Exhibit space - $1,500
Non-Profit Organization Exhibit space - $1,000

Please send a copy of your non-profit status with your application.

NOTE: Gold, Silver & Bronze Sponsors have first choice to all available exhibitor spaces.

For questions or to register to exhibit at this conference, please contact Dale Greenberg, the Association's Conference Manager, at, phone 410-491-2654 or fax: 410-727-8418