March 3 - 5, 2013
The National WIC Association (NWA) invites you to attend our 23rd Annual Washington Leadership Conference, including a Food Package Review Summit on the last day.
The conference will provide a forum to discuss Federal initiatives affecting the health and nutritional well-being of WIC mothers and young children, WIC's role as a preventative public health nutrition program, as well as service delivery and management affecting the Program.
The goal of this conference is to educate Washington policy makers on the invaluable role WIC plays in improving the nutritional health and well-being of our nation's mothers and young children.
In addition to meeting with key Congressional policy leaders, a White House Briefing is scheduled for Monday, March 4th where attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive discussion with officials from the White House Office of Management and the Budget (OMB) and the President's Assistants on Domestic and Economic Policies. PLEASE NOTE: access to this briefing is limited to the capacity of the briefing room. Hence, priority will be given to NWA Board Members, State and Local Agency Directors, ITO Directors and NWA’s Sustaining Members in attendance. The remaining seats will be offered to registrants whose names are randomly selected. Registrants are required to provide information for security clearance in order to gain access into the White House compound. Also, attendees must bring a federal or state issued picture ID the day of the event for on-site security clearance.
The last day of the conference — March 5th — includes an all-day Food Delivery Summit. There will be two concurrent tracks after lunch:
• The first concurrent track is a State Agency Forum: Networking, Challenges, and Opportunities (for State Agency staff only). This will be at the Westin Georgetown Hotel.
• The second concurrent track will be a Local Agency and WIC Partners Forum: Networking, Challenges, and Opportunities. This will be held at the Columbus Club at Union Station.
We invite you to help NWA ensure policymakers appreciate why WIC must reach every woman, infant and child in need.