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2022 Virtual Conference & Trade Show

If you have registered for the virtual conference, log into the conference platform using your email address (after you enter your email address and click the button, you will be emailed your login code): https://events.hubilo.com/2022cwaannualconference/home 

The Power of Community Conference will be CWA’s 30th Annual WIC Conference and Trade Show. Can you believe it? We have so much to reflect on and so much to look forward to. At the Power of Community Conference, we will come together with community leaders, builders, and shapers, teaching, learning, and continuing to strengthen and support California Families!

SAVE THE DATE for this milestone event! See draft agenda below. 

Highlights:

  • An interactive online experience over four convenient full days
  • Topics areas:
    • Begin Early to Nurture Child Heath (with a specific focus on nutrition and breastfeeding)
    • Equity for All Families (with a heavy focus on BIPOC and racial and social justice in healthcare and social service settings)
    • Leadership & Management to Promote Wellness
    • Innovation and Collaboration
  • NEW!!! Most of the conference will offer a dual-track conference agenda. Everything is recorded, so you can go back and watch anything you missed. 
  • We offer CEUs for nurses, RDs, and LCs. 
  • 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, contests, and health and wellness activities

Planning to Attend?

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Local Agency Sharing

Who is this conference for?
Registered Dietitians (RDs), Nutritionists, Lactation Consultants, IBCLCs, Registered Nurses (RNs), Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs), Undergrads in Nutrition, WIC professionals, Maternal & Child Health and Social Services Professionals, and community partners working to support and nurture California families.

Presentations 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 time and watch all presentations and check out trade show materials on the conference platform until July 15th, 2022.

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

We look forward to seeing this powerful community we are a part of for our 30th Annual Conference!

Dates & Location

When: Monday May 9 – Thursday May 12, 2022
Where: We are virtual! Join us from anywhere you like!

 

Registration

Register here. For questions, please contact Lena Workman at lworkman@calwic.org.

 

Evaluations and CEUs

FOR CEUs, you must submit and enter your CEU information on each day’s evaluation – you will receive an automated email that you will keep as your certificate. Please make sure to type your email address correctly and to check your clutter and junk mail!

 

FAQs

Virtual Conference FAQs

Questions about registration and CE units? Contact: Lena

Questions about presenting or facilitating a session? Contact: Jodi

Questions about becoming a sponsor or vendor at the trade show? Contact: Teresa

Conference Link & Agenda

2022 CWA Conference Link & Agenda

The Virtual Conference Link will be made available a week prior to the conference. Please check back at that time.

*DRAFT AGENDA. Please note: this is a draft. It is subject to change. It will be updated often, so be sure to check back.

2022 CWA Conference Draft Agenda as of 4-27-22

Sessions will be comprised of live and pre-recorded sessions. All sessions will be available for viewing until July 15th, 2022. NEW!!! Approximately 30+ CE units will be available for RDs, IBCLCs, and RNs. Because we are offering two tracks for certain portions of the conference, attendees will be able to go back and watch what they missed, thus offering more opportunities for CE units.

 

Day 1, Monday, May 9: Opening Plenary & Sessions

Day 2, Tuesday, May 10: Begin Early to Nurture Child Health (Breastfeeding & Nutrition)

Day 3, Wednesday, May 11: Equity for All Families

Day 4, Thursday, May 12: Leadership & Innovation & Closing Plenary 

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, breakout rooms, meeting rooms, and also is used for their continuing education units, tracks their activities such as the Scavenger Hunt and other activities, and credits their participation in physical activities.

How does it work with live and recorded sessions?
During the conference week, the agenda will include live and recorded sessions. Speakers will be available for chat for both live and recorded sessions. Following the conference, all sessions will be available to attendees in a recorded format through July 9th.

How many CE units are available?
Units will be provided for RDs, IBCLCs, and RNs. Approximately 30 units will be available over the 4 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.

Physical Activity Breaks: Are your eyes getting a little strained? Mind getting a bit foggy? Take some time to recharge yourself with awesome physical and mental activities to boost your mentality and kick the fatigue to the curb! 

Contests: Ready… Set… Post! Bring on your competition and creativity with CWA’s daily contests to get to the top of the leaderboard. Create and share your most unique endeavors for the most votes and interactions with other guests! Just a snapshot or a click away to make someone else’s day with a smile, or a chuckle!

Wellness Activities

Even Virtual Conference schedules can be demanding, so take advantage of wellness breaks to recharge your body and mind.

We will have plenty of breaks incorporated into our agenda to give you time to refresh, stretch, and move! Get credit for your local agency WIC Worksite Wellness certification by participating in wellness activities!

Trade Show Materials

We’re taking the Trade Show Virtual! Check out our  2022 Virtual Sponsorship Benefits Packet or Contact Teresa Morris 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 9th, 2022.

Many Thanks to our 2021 Sponsors and Exhibitors!

HEALTHY FAMILIES...STRONG COMMUNITIES...BRIGHT FUTURES!

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