La Leche League Area and Affiliate Conferences
What Are Area and Affiliate Conferences?
Every profession sponsors conferences at which participants can learn from each other as well as speakers. Outside sessions they network, share experiences and gain new ideas for tackling their day-to-day concerns. Well, parenting is our most important profession and you can go to conferences, too! Each of the conferences listed below is designed specifically for parents, those who are breastfeeding and those who are exploring the later years of childhood. The hotel halls are filled with babies, mothers, dads and older children. The playrooms resound with laughter and toddlers play happily on the floor in session rooms. Come to a conference designed to enhance your parenting skills!
Some LLL Areas also sponsor Health Professional Seminars or Continuing Education days with content geared to health care professionals in the field of lactation.
Ligue La Leche (LLL of French Canada)
June 11. Congress for LLL Leaders, Families Mothers, Lay Breastfeeding Counselors. College Jean-de-Brebeuf, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. For more information, contact Sandrine at email@example.com or go to allaitement.ca/services/evenements/congres-2015/.
LLL of Texas Area Conference
July 8-10. Hotel Omni, San Antonio, Texas USA. "Celebrating 60 Years: Growing Families Across Cultures." For more information, go to facebook.com/texaslllconference.
LLL of Greater St. Louis, Missouri Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference
August 6. "Breastfeeding and Parenting: Making It Work." Richmond Heights Community Center, St. Louis, Missouri USA. For more information, contact Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LLL of Arizona Parenting and Healthcare Professionals Conference
August 26-28. Embassy Suites Biltmore, Phoenix, Arizona USA. "Sweet Sleep, Taking Care of Mom, Making More Milk for Baby." Featuring Diana West, BA, IBCLC, and LLL co-Founder Marian Tompson. For more information, contact email@example.com or go to lllofaz.org/area-conference.
September 16-18. Youth Hostel, Oberbernhards (Rhön), near Fulda. Celebrating 40 Years of LLL Germany. Featuring Dr. Carlos Gonzalez and Naomi Stadlen, author of What Mothers Do: Especially When It Looks Like Nothing. For more information contact Eva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Leche League New Zealand
September 30–October 2. "Breastfeeding: Building a Legacy." The Brentwood Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand. Featuring Marian Tompson, LLL co-Founder. For more information, go to http://www.lalecheleague.org.nz/conference.
La Leche League of Florida/Caribbean Islands Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference
October 7-9. Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Oceanwalk Village, Daytona Beach, Florida USA. "Beaches, Babies, and Breastfeeding." Featuring Katherine A. Dettwyler, PhD, and Melissa Cole, BS, IBCLC, RLC. For more information, go to floridaparentingconference.com or facebook.com/lalecheconf/.
LLL Great Britain National Conference
October 14-15. "Building a Legacy: Celebrating 60 Years of LLLI." Hayes Conference Centre, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. Featuring Professor Helen L. Ball, BSc, MA, PhD; Amali Lokugamage, MBChB, BSc, MD, MRCOG; Diane Wiessinger, BS, IBCLC; and Teresa Pitman. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Ligue La Leche Symposium (LLL of French Canada)
November 10. Symposium for healthcare professionals, LLL Leaders, and lay breastfeeding counselors. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. For more information, contact Mylene at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to allaitement.ca/services/evenements/symposium2016/.