National WIC Association

2018 Using Technology to Improve the WIC Participant Experience - Virtual Conference

December 4-December 6, 2018



Important Dates & Notices
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Overview

Over the past few years, the role of technology in WIC has been a growing area of program focus. Innovations in technology including smartphone applications, online educational and administrative platforms, and electronic benefits have enabled many WIC agencies to consider how new technology can improve the WIC participant experience, increase program participation, and support more efficient program management.

 

To facilitate the sharing of best practices, lessons learned, innovations and research, the National WIC Association is offering a virtual conference December 4-6, 2018 on Using Technology to Improve the WIC Participant Experience. This virtual conference will comprise of eight pre-recorded presentations and four live presentations in the form of webinars over the course of three days. Virtual Conference attendees will be able to access the sessions from the comfort of their own computer between December 4-6, 2018. The conference will feature voices from WIC agencies themselves as well as researchers, and other partners who have insights to share with regard to the use of technology in WIC.

 

A Virtual Conference is a conference that allows remote attendees to access live sessions and events from their computers. The conference is hosted entirely over the Internet. Attendees participate through a conference website designed specifically for the virtual experience. The conference site is where you will watch conference sessions live via streaming video, and participate in sessions by chatting in questions and comments and participating in session activities in real time.

 

Additional details forthcoming. 

Fees and Registrations

Registration Fees
Member Rate: Complimentary
Non-member Rate: $100

 

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 registration@nwica.org or fax to 1-202-387-5281 no later than close of business on November 2, 2018.

Cancellations received before or on November 2, 2018 will be refunded, less a $75 processng fee. No refund will be granted for cancellations received after November 2, 2018. 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. To create a profile, please go to https://www.nwica.org/auth/register

Registrants using a Purchase Order (PO) or check, must select the "Bill Me Later" 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.

How Virtual Conferences Work

The Virtual Conference is a hybrid conference that allows remote attendees to access live sessions and events from their computers. The conference is hosted entirely over the Internet. Attendees participate through a conference website designed specifically for the virtual experience. The conference site is where you will watch conference sessions live via streaming video, and participate in sessions by chatting in questions and comments and participating in session activities in real time.

 

In addition to the live events, the Virtual Conference includes discussion forums, 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.