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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 Minnesota and the Dakotas Continuing Education Event and Area Conference
May 2-3. “Supporting Today’s Mothers.” Ramada Bloomington Minneapolis Airport Mall, Bloomington, Minnesota, USA. Featuring Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA. For more information, go to www.lllofmndas.org/2014-spring-conference.html or contact Anne Ferguson at LLLAnneMN@gmail.com

LLL of Michigan Area Conference
May 9-10. “Back to Basics: Mother-Baby-Leader.” Redford Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Redford, Michigan, USA. For more information, contact Rhonda at rhondalll@gmail.com

LLL Spain Leader Conference
May 9-11. Catalonia, Spain. For more information, contact Soledad at consultes@lalligadelallet.org

LLL Italy Leader Conference
May 9-11. “CeLLLebrating 35 Years of LLL in Italy!” Marina di Pietrasanta, Tuscany, Italy. Featuring Eileen Harrison and Jane Farren, co-Administrators LLL Europe; Laurence Kher-Descourtieux, Administrator for Leader Accreditation Europe 1; Ineke Leiter, Administrator for Leader Accreditation Europe 2; Juanita Jauersteichen, Professional Liaison Administrator LLL Europe; and Sheri Parpia, Communication Skills Facilitator LLLItalia. For more information, contact Shevawn O’Connor at shevawnoconnor@yahoo.it

LLL of North Carolina Area Conference
May 16-18. YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain, North Carolina, USA. More information, go to www.lllofnc.org/conference.html

LLL of Gateway Leader and Leader Applicant Enrichment Day
May 31. Mercy Conference and Retreat Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. For more information, contact Holly at hollynponder@yahoo.com

LLL Alliance for Breastfeeding Education Health Care Provider Seminar
June 5-6. Westin Washington Dulles Airport, Herndon, Virginia, USA. For more information, contact Rhonda at rhondall@gmail.com

LLL of Missouri Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference
June 12-13. “Celebrating the Journey: Breastfeeding and Parenting.” Courtyard by Marriott, Columbia, Missouri, USA. Featuring LLL co-Founder Marian Tompson, Faye Young, and Dee Kassing, BS, MLS, IBCLC, RLC. For more information, contact Dotti at dottisavoy@earthlink.net

LLL of Oregon Area Conference
June 21. “Ancient Art, Modern Science: A Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference.” Linn-Benton Community College Center, Corvallis, Oregon, USA. For more information, contact Anne at annemstevens@juno.com

LLL of Texas Area Conference
July 18-20. “Preserving Our Future Through Breastfeeding.” South Shore Harbor Resort and Conference Center, League City, Texas, USA. Featuring LLL co-Founder Marian Tompson, Barbara Wilson Clay, BS, IBCLC, FILCA, and Diana West, MA, IBCLC. For more information, go to www.texaslllconference.org or contact Christina at ccicack@gmail.com

LLL of New Zealand 50th Anniversary Conference
October 3-5. “Breastfeeding: Our Foundation, Our Future.” Waipuna Lodge, Auckland, New Zealand. For more information, go to www.lalecheleague.org.nz

LLL of South Africa National Area Conference
October 9-12. Gauteng, South Africa. For more information, contact Mara Kriel at marakriel@telkomsa.net

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

LLL of Wisconsin Continuing Education Day
November 6-7. “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, go to www.lllofwi.org/events or contact Samantha at acewi@lllofwi.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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