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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! Call the number listed for further information and registration materials or call LLLI at 847-519-7730 and ask for Ext. 218.

Some LLL Areas also sponsor Health Professional Seminars or Continuing Education days with content geared to health care professionals in the field of lactation.

Upcoming 2014 Events

Click on a listing below for further information about some of the Area or Affiliate Conferences coming up--themes, featured speakers, and special features of the conferences, etc. Conferences sponsored by Divisions or Areas outside the USA are often listed on their Web sites, though they are welcome to let us know about them and list them here, as well. Visit the Group Web Index to look for these conferences.

LLL of Mountain Plains Healthcare Provider Conference
September 19. Mount Vernon Event Center, Golden, Colorado, USA. Featuring Liz Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA. For more information, contact Bekki at lllbekkihenthorn@gmail.com or go to http://www.coloradobreastfeedingconference.org.

LLL of Kentucky/Tennessee
September 27. Leader Enrichment Day, held at Babyology, 3934 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Featuring Michelle Devlin, Area Coordinator of Leaders, Melinda Ring, Coordinator of Leader Accreditation, and other Area Administrators. For more information, contact Michelle at kytn.acl.michelle@gmail.com.

LLL of New Zealand 50th Anniversary Conference
October 3-5. “Breastfeeding Support: Our Foundation, Our Future.” Waipuna Lodge, Auckland, New Zealand. For more information, contact Janet or Adith at conference2014@lalecheleague.org.nz or go to http://www.lalecheleague.org.nz/news-a-events/lllnz-conference-2014.

LLL of South Africa National Conference
October 9-12. Gauteng, South Africa. For more information, contact Nan at nanjolly@iafrica.com.

LLL of Florida and Caribbean Islands Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference
October 10-12. “Celebrate FamiLLLies: Love, Laugh, and Learn.” International Palms Resort and Conference Center, Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA. Featuring Dr. Jack Newman and Kelly Bonyata, BS, IBCLC. For more information, contact Jen at lalecheconf@gmail.com or go to www.floridaparentingconference.com.

LLL Great Britain
October 11. National Workshop. Farnham. Featured speaker Carlos Gonzalez. For more information contact Gheila at lalechefarnham@gmail.com or go to http://bit.ly/O9to4K.

LLL of Eastern Pennsylvania Area Conference
October 24-26. Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center, Lancaster, Pennsylvania USA. For more information contact Shelly at acc@LLLofEasternPA.org or go to LLLofEasternPA.org/conference2014.

LLL of Wisconsin Continuing Education Day
November 7. “Assessment and Treatment of Tongue-Tie, Lip-Tie, and Suck Dysfunction.” Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Park Place, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Featuring Dr. Larry Kotlow, DDS, and Dr. Allison Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, CST, RCST. For more information, contact Samantha at acewi@lllofwi.org or go to www.lllofwi.org/events.

LLL of New York Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference
November 7-9. "MotherLLLy Language of Love." Comfort Inn and Suites-Airport, Syracuse, New York, USA.  For more information, contact Jennifer at jennifer.acc.lllofny@gmail.com or go to http://www.lllnyconference.org/.

LLL of Maine and New Hampshire Area Conference
November 8. "Celebrating the Family." New Franklin School, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA. Featured speaker Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA. For more information contact Aimee at aimee.gerbi@gmail.com or go to http://menhconference.org.



If you have information on an LLL Conference not listed here, or additional information about any of the conferences that you would like to include here, please contact us. The LLL ITNetwork relies on local Area or Affiliate staff for current information.

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