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2017 Conference Schedule

***Last updated January 2017

February 6 – March 31: GOLD Midwifery Online Conference (online)

March 22 – 24: Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference in Chapel Hill, NC

March 25: Doula UK 2017 Conference, Revolutionaries and Visionaries: Changing the World, One Family at a Time in London, UK

April 3 – June 1: GOLD Lactation Online Conference (online)

April 5 – 9: Midwifery Today Conference, The Heart and Science of Birth in Eugene, OR

May 4 – 6: United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA), New Horizons in Clinical Lactation in San Antonio, TX

June 24 – 28: 2017 AWHONN Convention in New Orleans, LA

July 19 – 22: International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA) Annual Conference, Knowledge, Diversity, Equity: Global Access to Skilled Lactation Care in Ontario, Canada

July 27 – 29: DONA International Virtual Conference, Cultivating Connections (online)

August 4 – 6: Seventh National Breastfeeding Coalitions Conference in Arlington, VA

September 29 – October 1: CAPPA Conference 2017, Guiding the Way. Let Your Light Shine. in Portland, ME

October 30 – November 2: Australian College of Midwives 2017 National Conference, Calling All Midwives: The Truth is Out There in Adelaide, Australia

November 2 – 5: California Association of Midwives 2017 Annual Conference, in collaboration with Midwives Alliance of North America in Long Beach, CA

November 2 – 5: Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) 2017 Annual Conference, in collaboration with California Association of Midwives in Long Beach, CA

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Social Media Tips for Birth & Breastfeeding Conferences

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You’re invited to the monthly BirthGenius Twitter chat! This Friday, at 1 pm ET (NEW day and time) This month’s topic: All things birth and breastfeeding blogging! Because how we talk about birth and breastfeeding matters. Guest facilitator! We’ll be joined by Robin Kaplan, a breastfeeding blogger for the San Diego Breastfeeding Center, the host/producer for the Boob Group, and… Read More

Robin Kaplan knows blogging! From writing for her own business (the San Diego Breastfeeding Center) to hosting/producing for the Boob Group to guest blogging at at Lactation Matters (the official blog of ILCA, where she’s the former co-editor) – Robin has a lot to teach us all about the why and the how-to of blogging. Coming… Read More

You may have seen this video before. It’s just over four minutes long. I’ll wait while you watch. Two things strike me when I watch this video through a maternal health lens. 1) It’s jarring and even a little scary. 2) What the heck does this have to do with healthy women and infants? Let’s… Read More

                Well, that snuck up on all of us. Facebook is making another change to the way they handle the cover image on your Facebook page. You probably already know the rules of the cover image: No prices or call to action (like “download this free thing now” or… Read More

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Together we will effectively leverage new media tools to empower the 2.0 mom with evidence-based information, change policy and grow birth businesses and organizations. We believe women make excellent health choices when they have access to evidence-based information, respectful health care and a strong support system. We believe that new digital tools can help spread… Read More

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