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.
La Leche League of Kansas/Oklahoma Health Care Provider Education Program and Leader Education Day
March 4-5. Meridian Center, Newton, Kansas USA. Featuring Jane Morton, MD, FAAP, FABM, and Sherry Payne, MSN, RN, CNE, IBCLC. For more information, contact Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.kansasLLL.org.
LLL Ireland National Conference
March 5-6. "50-Year Anniversary Conference." Clarion Hotel Sligo. Clarion Road, Sligo Ireland. Featuring Marian Tompson, LLL co-Founder; Dr. Nils Bergman; and Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA. For more information, contact Deirdre at email@example.com or go to www.lalecheleagueireland.com.
European Management Symposium
March 17-20, Bi-Annual Meeting for LLL Administrators and Leaders interested in Administration, especially those from Future Areas in Europe. Youth Hostel in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. For more information, contact Eva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LLL France Workshops and Healthcare Professional Day
March 31, Workshops: "Meeting the Experts." April 1, 10th International Breastfeeding Day. Gaston Berger Amphitheatre, The Cite des Science de Paris, France. "Breastfeeding: A Matter of Emergency, A Matter of Science." Featuring Jane Morton, MD; Adriano Cattaneo, MD; Karleen D. Gribble, BRurSc, PhD; and Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, CLE, CCCE, CLD. Open to Leaders and parents. For more information, contact email@example.com.
LLL of Connecticut Healthcare Provider Seminar and Parenting Conference
April 1-2. Sheraton Hartford South, Rocky Hill, Connecticut USA. Featuring Diana West, BS, IBCLC, co-author of Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family. For more information contact Charlotte at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.LLLCT-HPS.org or www.LLLCT-Conference.org.
LLL France Leader Workshop
April 1, 2, and 3. Versailles, Paris. For more information, contact Isabelle at email@example.com.
LLL of North Carolina
April 8-10. "Precious and Priceless: Celebrating 60 Years of Mother-to-Mother Support." DoubleTree Suites Raleigh-Durham, Durham, North Carolina USA. Featuring Marian Tompson, LLL co-Founder, and Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC, co-author of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 8th Edition. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.lllofnc.org/events/conference/ or facebook.com/LLLofNCAreaConference2016.
LLL of Minnesota/Dakotas Area Conference and HCP Seminar
April 15-16. Marriott Minneapolis West, St. Louis Park, Minnesota USA. Featuring Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC. For more information, contact Anne at LLLAnneMN@gmail.com or go to www.lllofmndas.org/2016-spring-conference.html.
April 15-17. Leader and Leader Applicant Weekend. Hotel Continental, Tirrenia, Italy. "Changing the World, a Mother and a Baby at a Time...for the Past 60 Years." For more information contact Ludmilla at email@example.com or go to lllitalia.org or La Leche League Italia Facebook page.
LLL of Massachusetts/Rhode Island/Vermont Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference
April 16. "Building Community for 60 Years." University of Massachusetts Lowell Inn and Conference Center, Lowell, Massachusetts USA. Featuring Teresa Pitman, co-author of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (2010) and Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family (2014). For more information, contact Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to lllmarivt.org/conference/.
Ligue La Leche (LLL of French Canada)
June 11. Congress for LLL Leaders, Families Mothers, Lay Breastfeeding Counselors. College Jean-de-Brebeuf, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. For more information, contact Sandrine at email@example.com or go to allaitement.ca/services/evenements/congres-2015/.
LLL of Texas Area Conference
July 8-10. Hotel Omni, San Antonio, Texas USA. "Celebrating 60 Years: Growing Families Across Cultures." For more information, go to facebook.com/texaslllconference.
LLL of Greater St. Louis, Missouri Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference
August 6. "Breastfeeding and Parenting: Making It Work." Richmond Heights Community Center, St. Louis, Missouri USA. For more information, contact Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LLL of Arizona Parenting and Healthcare Professionals Conference
August 26-28. Embassy Suites Biltmore, Phoenix, Arizona USA. "Taking Care of Mom, Making More Milk for Baby." Featuring Diana West, BA, IBCLC. For more information, contact Melissa at email@example.com or go to lllofaz.org/area-conference.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Leche League New Zealand
September 30–October 2. "Breastfeeding: Building a Legacy." The Brentwood Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand. Featuring Marian Tompson, LLL co-Founder. For more information, go to http://www.lalecheleague.org.nz/conference.
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/.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or go to allaitement.ca/services/evenements/symposium2016/.