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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 2015-16 Events

LLL Madrid Leader Enrichment Day
February 21, 2015. Madrid, Spain. Leader Enrichment Day for Leaders in Madrid District. Featuring Inma Mellado, Area Coordinator of Leaders and Myriam Bugallal, District Coordinator. For more information, contact noe.corpa@gmail.com.

LLL of Kansas/Oklahoma
March 6, 2015. "Breastfeeding 2015: Real Strategies for Real Life." The Meridian Center, Newton, Kansas, USA. Continuing Education Event. Featuring Cathy Carothers, BLA, IBCLC, FILCA. March 7, 2015 - Leader Day. Leader Applicants and interested mothers invited. For more information, contact Melinda at melindatoumi@gmail.com or go to http://www.kansaslll.org.

LLL of Connecticut Health Care Provider Seminar and Leader Enrichment Workshop
March 27, 2015. "Hot Topics in Breastfeeding." Four Points by Sheraton, Meriden, Connecticut USA. Featuring Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC.
March 28, 2015. Leader Enrichment Workshop for LLL Leaders, Leader Applicants, and interested mothers. Four Points by Sheraton, Meriden, Connecticut USA.
For more information, contact Meg at meg.g@lllct.org or go to www.lllct.org/events.

LLL of Western Pennsylvania Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference
April 11, 2015. "The Voice of the Ages, Wisdom of Our Instincts." Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh-Green Tree, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Featuring David Lobur, MD, specialist in functional medicine and nutrition. For more information contact Janet at j_burtt@comcast.net or go to http://lllofwpa.org/conference/.

LLL of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas
April 15-17, 2015. "The Dyad, Public Health and Policy" Natchez Grand hotel and Convention Center, Natchez, Mississippi USA. Featuring Marsha Walker, Donna Logan, and Dr. Becky Saenz. For more information, contact Laura at LLLGWright@aol.com or go to www.breastfeedingthegoldstandard.org.

La Leche League Italy Healthcare Provider Conference
April 17, 2015. Grand Hotel Continental, Tirrenia (PISA), Italy. Featuring Dr. Gherardo Rapisardi, pediatrician and neonatologist. For more information, contact infoconvegno@lllitalia.org or go to www.lllitalia.org.

LLL of the Garden State Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference
April 17–19, 2015. "Breastfeeding Under the Stars." Hotel Somerset-Bridgewater, Somerset, New Jersey, USA. Featuring Linda K. Smith, MPH, FACCE, IBCLC, FILCA, co-writer of Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family. For more information contact Annmarie at GSANconference@gmail.com or go to http://www.LLLGardenStateConference.org or Facebook or Twitter @lllgardenstate.

LLL of Minnesota/Dakotas Area Conference
May 1–2, 2015. Hotel Marriott Minneapolis West, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA. Featuring Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC, co-author of Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family. For more information contact Anne at LLLAnneMN@gmail.com or go to http://www.lllofmndas.org.

LLL Germany Conference
May 8–10, 2015. "Breastfeeding: A Gift for Life." For more information, contact Eva at eva.stroh@lalecheliga.de or go to http://www.lalecheliga.de.

LLL of Spain Leader Enrichment Conference
May 8-10, 2015. Barcelona Sailing Hostel, Barcelona, Spain. For more information, contact consultes@lalligadelallet.org.

LLL Austria Area Conference
May 15-17, 2015. Steinach Am Brenner, Tirol, Austria. For more information contact Anja at anja.harnisch@lalecheliga.at or go to www.lalecheliga.at.

LLL of Southern California/Nevada Network Conference
May 22-24, 2015. "Supporting a Breastfeeding Culture." Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa, Newport Beach, California USA. Featuring Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, IBCLC, FACPM, FABM, FILCA and LLL co-Founder Marian Tompson. For more info, contact Sue at sgarcia199@gmail.com or go to http://www.lalecheleaguescnv.org

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

LLL Alliance for Breastfeeding Education Leader Development Seminars
July 10-12, 2015. "Ripples in the Pond: Coming Together, Making Connections, Expanding Horizons." Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee USA
July 17-19, 2015. "Ripples in the Pond: Coming Together, Making Connections, Expanding Horizons." St. John’s University, Queens, New York USA.
For more information, ask to join "Alliance LDS" on Facebook or contact seminarcoordinator@lllalliance.org.

La Leche League of New York Area Conference
October 9-11, 2015. "Foundations for a LLLifetime." Hilton Albany, Albany, New York USA. Featuring Marian Tompson, LLL co-Founder. For more information, contact Jennifer at Jennifer.acc.lllofny@gmail.com 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.

LLL Alumnae Association Trip
November 5-9, 2015. Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Sightseeing to historical areas, cultural entertainment evening, and group activities. Active LLL Leaders, former LLL Leaders, and current and former LLL members are invited. For more information, contact info@lllalumnae.org or go to www.lllalumnae.org/News.

LLL France Conference
November 7-8, 2015. Belambra Club Le Normont, Dourdan, France. More information to be announced or contact Sophie at sophie.chevalier49@wanadoo.fr.

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 francoise-marie.nogues@lllfrance.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 send details to LLLconferences@gmail.com.

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