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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 2014-15 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 New Zealand 50th Anniversary Conference
October 3-5, 2014. “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, 2014. Gauteng, South Africa. For more information, contact Ellen at Ellen@absamail.co.za.

LLL of Florida and Caribbean Islands Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference
October 10-12, 2014. “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, 2014. Farnham Maltings Association, Farnham, Surrey, England. Featuring Carlos Gonzalez, MD. Sessions for Leaders and members. For more information, contact Gheila at lalechefarnham@gmail.com or go to http://bit.ly/O9to4K.

LLL Beijing
October 17, 2014. Leader Workshop. Beijing, China. For more information, contact info@muruhui.org.
October 18-19, 2014. LLL Seminar. Chinese and English translators. Beijing Oasis International Hospital, Beijing, China. For more information, contact info@muruhui.org or go to http://www.muruhui.org/ztbg_detail.asp?id=655.

LLL of Eastern Pennsylvania Area Conference
October 24-26, 2014. Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center, Lancaster, Pennsylvania USA. "Families: Building Strong Foundations." Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center, Lancaster, Pennsylvania USA. Featuring Katherine Dettwyler, PhD; Kay Hoover, MEd, IBCLC, FILCA; and Jake Marcus, JD. For more information contact Shelly at acc@LLLofEasternPA.org or go to LLLofEasternPA.org/conference2014.

LLL Ohio Area Conference for Families
October 24th and 25th, 2014. Hilliard Presbyterian Church, 3600 Leap Rd, Hilliard, Ohio, 43026. Featuring Linda J. Smith, co-author of the newest La Leche League International book, Sweet Sleep. For more information, go to http://www.lllohio.org/conference/.

LLL of Switzerland Conference
October 25, 2014. Radisson Blu Hotel, Luzern, Switzerland. For more information, contact events@lalecheleague.ch or go to http://www.stillberatung.ch.

LLL of Latin America Regional Conferences
November 2-4, 2014. International Management Symposium for Leaders and Administrators. Hotel Monte Campana, Costa Rica. Spanish/English translators available. For more information, contact Cecily at CecilyHarkins@gmail.com
November 5, 2014. International Area Network Meetings. Hotel Monte Campana, Costa Rica. Spanish/English translators available. Open to all Leaders. For more information, contact Cecily at CecilyHarkins@gmail.com.

LLL of Wisconsin Continuing Education Day
November 7, 2014. “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, 2014. "MotherLLLy Language of Love." Comfort Inn and Suites-Airport, Syracuse, New York, USA. Featuring Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC. 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, 2014. "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.

Ligue La Leche (French-speaking Canada) Symposium for Professionals
November 20, 2014. Hotel-Auberge Universel. Montreal, Quebec. Featuring Melissa Cole, IBCLC, RLC. For more information contact Mylene at bureaulll@allaitement.ca or go to http://www.allaitement.ca/services/evenements/symposium2014/.

LLL France Professional Day
April 1, 2015. La Cite des Sciences La Vilette. Paris, France. Open to Leaders and parents. For more information, contact francoise-marie.nogues@lllfrance.org.

LLL Germany Conference
May 8-10, 2015. For more information, contact eva at eva.stroh@lalecheliga.de or go to http://www.lalecheliga.de.

LLL of Southern California/Nevada Area Network Conference
May 22-24, 2015. Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa, Newport Beach, California USA. For more information go to http://www.lalecheleaguescnv.org.

Ligue La Leche Congress for Families
June 13, 2015. College Jean de Breubeuf. Montreal, Quebec. For more information, contact Mylene at bureaulll@allaitement.ca or go to http://allaitement.ca/services/evenements/congres-2015/.

LLL Alumnae Association Trip
November 5-9, 2015. Charleston, South Carolina USA. Active Leaders and former Leaders invited. Planned group activities and gatherings to be announced. For more information, contact Fran at dereszyn@verizon.net.

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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