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Join us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program with your coworkers, friends, and colleagues!


An interactive online experience over 5 days, with each day ending by 2:30 pm to leave space for other work and time to reflect.

    • Preconference offerings Monday, May 6, 2024, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm:
      • The Many Measures of Child and Perinatal Health: reducing obesity, overweight, diabetes, and their associated stigmas
      • A Mentoring Masterclass (and a bit on being a good mentee)
    • Dual-track conference agenda. Tuesday, May 7 – Friday, May 10, 2024. Everything is recorded, so you can go back and watch anything you missed and still receive credit hours.
      • Conference Topics areas:
        • Leadership & Innovation
        • Early Childhood Development / Perinatal Health & Nutrition
        • Equity for ALL Families
        • Breastfeeding & Human Lactation
    • We offer CEUs for RNs, RDNs, and IBCLCs.
    • A Virtual Trade Show running the full conference week with links to company videos and materials, live chat, and meeting opportunities.
    • Popular activities include the trade show scavenger hunt, daily contests, and health and wellness activities.



Who is this conference for?

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs), Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs), Registered Nurses (RNs), Students in nutrition and public health-related studies, WIC professionals, Maternal and Child Health and Social Services Professionals, Community Health Workers (CHWs), Doulas, and Community Partners supporting and nurturing California families.

Conference sessions will be both live and on-demand, with all speakers available for live discussion and online access during their scheduled presentation time. Attendees can also return at a later date and watch all presentations and check out trade show materials on the conference platform until July 10th, 2024.

Attendees: You must register for the conference with your own email address to access the Virtual Conference Platform for all sessions, activities, prize drawings, and continuing education units. This conference will provide approximately 30 CE units for RDNs, IBCLCs, and RNs. We will share detailed instructions on how to access and navigate the platform prior to the event.

Frequently Asked Questions - Virtual Conference

Can our agency register for the conference and we can all watch together?  Each attendee has their own log-on information for the conference. The log-on allows each attendee to enter sessions, meeting rooms, tracks their participation in all activities, allows them to network and interact with vendors at the tradeshow, and is also used for CEU verification purposes.

How does it work with live and recorded sessions?  During the conference week, the agenda will include live and pre-recorded sessions. Speakers will be available for chat for both live and pre-recorded sessions. Following the conference, all sessions will be available to attendees in a recorded format through July 10, 2024.

How many CE units are available?  Units will be provided for RDs, IBCLCs, and RNs. Approximately 30 units will be available over the 5 days.

On what type of device can I attend the conference?  You can sign in to the conference on any device. A device with a larger screen like a laptop or PC will have a better view than a tablet or phone.

Do I need a web camera on my computer or device to attend the conference?  No, you will watch on the screen on your device and will not need a camera.

Do I need to subscribe to a video platform to attend the conference?  No. The conference platform will use Zoom and Vimeo. You do not need to subscribe to these platforms to attend an event unless you use your phone to view it. If you view it on your phone you will need to subscribe.

My employer prohibits the use of Zoom, what should I do?  When you are attending a Zoom event, such as the conference, this should not be a problem. If you were initiating a Zoom event and inviting people to attend, that is a different situation.

My employer blocks a lot of platforms. What if I cannot access the conference platform?  You have a couple of options. You can ask your IT staff to unblock access to the conference platform. You can also attend the conference outside of your employer network. We encourage all attendees to log on to the conference platform, as soon as it is ready to test their access and get familiar with moving around in the platform.

What time zone is the conference in?  The times on the agenda correspond to Pacific Daylight Time.

Can the conference ‘sell out’ and there will not be enough seats?  No, CWA will ensure there are enough seats for any number of attendees.

Fun Stuff!

More Details to Come!

Scavenger Hunt:  Explore the trade show to uncover and learn great things about the participating vendors all while earning points to win prizes! This scavenger hunt is educational and engaging, where guests can virtually connect with others while discovering the great perks offered by the conference.

Mindful Mornings & Wellness Breaks:  Join us to kick off each day with Mindful Mornings, which will be 25-min sessions on all things health & wellness. Are your eyes getting a little strained? Mind getting a bit foggy? Take some time to recharge yourself with fun wellness breaks that will be peppered throughout the conference. These might be physical or mental exercises to give you a boost and kick the fatigue to the curb!

Daily Contests: Ready…Set…Post! Bring out your competitive side and show your creativity with CWA’s daily contests. You can compete to get to the top of the leaderboard, get thoughtful with daily themes by sharing your most unique endeavors and experiences, or upload a snapshot for the most votes, and win prizes.

Trade Show Materials

We’re taking the Trade Show Virtual! The 2024 Virtual Sponsorship Benefits Packet is here. Contact Teresa Morris at [email protected] to discuss multiple exciting opportunities and how to take your physical booth virtual! More details to come.

Click here to see a sample of the virtual exhibit booth.

Click here to see a video.

Conference Presentation Materials

Conference Materials will be available through the Virtual Conference Platform. Attendees will have access to the platform until July 10, 2024. We ask that all speakers provide slides and resource materials, but some cannot. Again, we do our best, but we cannot require that speakers share proprietary material.