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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! 

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 Events

2016

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 lllofazevents@gmail.com or go to lllofaz.org/area-conference.

LLL Germany
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 evastroh@yahoo.de.

LLL of Indiana Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference
September 17. Earl A. Goode Education Room at Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana USA. "60 Years of LLL: Changing the World One Baby at a Time." Featuring Marian Tompson, LLL co-Founder; Linda J. Smith, MPH, FACCE, IBCLC, FILCA; and Janet Jendron, Attachment Parenting International President. For more information, contact Lisa at LJThom601@aol.com or go to http://lllofindiana.org.

La Leche League New Zealand
September 30-October 2. Brentwood Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand. "Breastfeeding: Building a Legacy". Featuring LLL co-Founder Marian Tompson, Maureen Minchin, and Robyn Pearce. For more information go to http://www.lalecheleague.org.nz/conference.

LLL New Zealand Alumnae Reunion Day
October 1. Brentwood Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand. "Breastfeeding: Building a Legacy". All former LLLNZ Leaders, members, and long-serving active members are invited. Featuring LLL co-Founder Marian Tompson, Maureen Minchin, and Robyn Pearce. For more information, contact Alison at alisonstanton@me.com or go to http://www.lalecheleague.org.nz/alumnae.

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/.

La Leche League of Michigan Healthcare Provider Seminar and Breastfeeding Conference
October 7-8. Postma Conference Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan USA. Featuring Linda J. Smith, MPH, FACCE, IBCLC, FILCA. For more information, contact Amity at amitygreer@gmail.com.

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 conference@laleche.org.uk.

La Leche League of Eastern Pennsylvania Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference
October 21-23. Red Lion Inn - Harrisburg Hershey, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania USA. "Celebrating 60 Years of La Leche League." For more information, visit LLLofEasternPa.org/conference2016.

LLL Spain Annual Leaders' Retreat
October 21-23. Valladolid, Spain. For more information, contact Anabel at Valladolid@laligadelaleche.es or Laura at laubachlaurabrown@gmail.com.

LLL of Wisconsin Continuing Education Event
November 3-4. Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Park Place Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA. Featuring Molly Pessl, BSN, IBCLC. For more information, contact Melanie at acewi@lllofwi.org or go to www.Facebook.com/LLLofWiEvents or lllofwi.org/event/2016-lllofwi-annual-conference or www.LLLofWI.org.

LLL International Area Network Conference and International Management Symposium
November 4-8. Mexico City. November 4-5: International Area Network Conference. November 6-8 International Area Network Conference. Facility and speakers to be announced. For more information go to http://laligadelaleche.org.mx.

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 cpb@allaitement.ca or go to allaitement.ca/services/evenements/symposium2016/.

LLL of Maine/New Hampshire Area Conference
November 12. Sea Road School, Kennebunk, Maine USA. "60 Years of La Leche League: Now and Tomorrow." For more information, contact lllofmenh@gmail.com or go to http://www.lllofmenh.org/2016-conference.html.


Attention LLL Leaders, Areas, and Area Networks:
If you have information for an LLL event not listed here, or more information to add to what is on this page, please send details to LLLconferences@gmail.com.

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