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California WIC Association Virtual Conference & Trade Show, April 11-14, 2023

NEW!!! Call for Proposals. Interested in presenting at the 2023 Conference? Please read more about what we offer and fill out our session proposal application here.

You can also download a copy of the call for proposals flyer here or click on the image below.

SAVE THE DATE for CWA’s for 31st Annual Conference and Trade Show, April 11-14, 2023.

Highlights:

  • An interactive online experience over 4 convenient HALF days.
  • Topics areas:
    • Begin Early to Nurture Child Health (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
  • Dual-track conference agenda. Everything is recorded, so you can go back and watch anything you missed and still receive credit hours.
  • We offer CEUs for nurses, RDs, and LCs.
  • 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.

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 date and watch all presentations and check out trade show materials on the conference platform until June 15th, 2023.

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 for continuing education units. This conference will provide over 25 CE units for RDs, IBCLCs, and RNs. We will share detailed instructions on how to access and navigate the platform prior to the event.

Dates & Location

When: Tuesday, April 11 – Friday, April 15, 2023
Where: We are virtual! Join us from anywhere you like!

 

Registration

Register will be live soon, check back regularly. 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

Questions about registration and CE units? Contact: Lena Workman at lworkman@calwic.org

Questions about presenting or facilitating a session? Contact: Jodi at jmulliganpfile@calwic.org

Questions about becoming a sponsor or vendor at the trade show? Contact: Teresa Morris at tmorris@calwic.org

Conference Link & Agenda

2023 CWA Conference Link & Agenda

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

Sessions will be comprised of live and pre-recorded sessions. All sessions will be available for viewing until June 15th, 2023. Approximately 25+ 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.

 

A draft agenda will appear here. Check back often starting January, 2023 for updated drafts.

 

Day 1, Tuesday, April 11: Opening Plenary / Leadership & Innovation in the Health & Human Services Sectors

Day 2, Wednesday, April 12: Early Childhood Development / Perinatal Health & Nutrition

Day 3, Thursday, April 13: Equity for All Families

Day 4, Friday, April 14: Breastfeeding & Human Lactation

Dates and times for certain topic areas subject to change, based on speaker availability. This is a recorded conference, so if you miss anything, you can watch it at a later time.

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 June 15, 2023.

How many CE units are available?
Units will be provided for RDs, IBCLCs, and RNs. Approximately 25 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.

Mindful Mornings & Wellness Breaks: Join us to kick off each day with Mindful Mornings, which will be 30-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.

Photo booth: Who doesn’t love to post selfies? Even better is selfies that you can dress up with stickers, artful frames, and funny quotes. Want to post a pic of your furry family members or kids? Please do! We love that.

Trade Show Materials

We’re taking the Trade Show Virtual! The 2023 Virtual Sponsorship Benefits Packet is coming soon! Contact Teresa Morris at tmorris@calwic.org 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 June 15, 2023.

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