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 2015-16 Events
La Leche League of New York Area Network Conference, Leader Retreat/Leader Education Day
October 9-11, 2015. "Foundations for a LLLifetime." Hilton Albany, Albany, New York USA. Featured speakers: Marian Tompson, LLL co-Founder and Catherine Genna Watson, BS. IBCLC. For more information, contact Jennifer at Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.lllnyconference.org.
La Leche League of the Sunshine State Healthcare Provider Seminar and Parenting Conference
October 9-11, 2015. Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, Daytona Beach, Florida USA. Featuring Kathleen Kendall Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA on October 9 and Peggy O'Mara and Lawrence J. Cohen, PhD, on October 10-11. For more information, contact Catherine at LLLSunshineStateConference@gmail.com or go to http://lalecheleagueofthesunshinestate.wildapricot.org.
La Leche League of Eastern Pennsylvania Area Conference and Leader Day
October 16-18, 2015. "Key to Great Beginnings." Red Lion Hotel, Harrisburg East, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania USA. Featured speaker Kay Hoover, IBCLC. For more information, contact Shelly at acc@LLLofEasternPA.org or go to http://www.LLLofEasternPA.org/conference2015.
La Leche League of Georgia Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference
November 6-8, 2015. "LLLove and Growth: Celebrating 50 Years." Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Jekyll Island, Georgia USA. Featured speaker James J. McKenna, PhD. For more information contact Wendy at email@example.com or go to http://www.lllofga.org/home.html.
LLL of Maine/New Hampshire Annual Parenting and Breastfeeding Conference
November 7, 2015. New Franklin School, Portsmouth, New Hampshire USA. Featuring Abigail Mastermind, DO and Adrianne Sturtevant, LCSW, LICSW. Special sessions for Leaders and Leader Applicants. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.lllofmenh.org/2015-area-conference.html.
LLL France Conference
November 7-8, 2015. Belambra Club Le Normont, Dourdan, France. More information to be announced or contact Sophie at email@example.com.
La Leche League of Kansas/Oklahoma Health Care Provide Education Program and Leader Education Day
March 4-5, 2016. Meridian Center, Newton, Kansas USA. Featured speaker Jane Morton, MD. For more information, contact Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.kansasLLL.org.
European Management Symposium
March 17-20, 2016, Bi-Annual Meeting for LLL Administrators and Leaders interested in Administration, especially those from Future Areas in Europe. Youth Hostel, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. For more information, contact Eva at email@example.com.
LLL France Health Care Professional Day
April 1, 2016. La Cite des Sciences La Vilette. Paris, France. Open to Leaders and parents. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Leche League New Zealand
September 30–October 2, 2016. "Breastfeeding: Building a Legacy." The Brentwood Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand. For more information, go to http://www.lalecheleague.org.nz/conference.