Online registration opened this week, and Leaders across the state and beyond are busily making reservations, choosing sessions, and organizing carpools. Some Groups are making special fundraising efforts to help send Leaders and Leader Applicants to Syracuse. It's an event that no one wants to miss.
This issue of e-Blender gives you lots of conference info, but please remember that an Area Conference isn't only for us Leaders. This is a fantastic opportunity for Group members and potential Leader Applicants to bask in the LLLove of the LLL community, and of course the best way to get LAs energized and excited (not to mention help them check off some of those LAD requirements). With a full slate of CERPs and CEUs on offer, the weekend is important for health care professionals, too.
But they won't know about it unless you tell them.
Help spread the word. Talk up the Area Conference at Series Meetings, share posts from the conference Facebook page, include a link to the conference website in your meeting reminders. Your local breastfeeding families and health care providers will thank you.
by: Jennifer Rosenzweig, Area Conference Coordinator (ACC)
We are just a few months away from The MotherLLLy Language of Love, New York’s 2014 Area Conference, and things are really coming together. The cost of the weekend is a thought on many minds at this point in time. Here’s what you need to know.
Non-LLL Member registration: $80
LLL Member registration: $75 with the use of promo code MEMBER5OFF
LLL Leader or Leader Applicant registration: $65 with the use of promo code LLLL15OFF
Please share the appropriate promotional codes with local members and Leader Applicants.
Saturday-only registration: $65 (promo codes not valid)
Sunday-only registration: $25 (promo codes not valid)
Speakers and Conference Planning Committee Coordinators should have received special promotional codes via email. If you fall into this category and have not received your promo code, please email conference registrar Arcelie Reyes.
Activities, Meals, and More
The weekend opens with Friday evening's Meet and Greet Ice Cream Social with Out of the Cage Pet Mobile. Children of all ages will learn about mammals and get a chance to see, touch, and maybe even hold the animals that are brought along.
Sessions throughout the weekend are designed to engage everyone’s attention, from new and expecting mothers to the most experienced Leaders. Full session descriptions appear on the Area Conference website. Be sure to pack your yoga mat to join morning salutations on Saturday and Sunday, and if you're bringing the family, check out all of the activities we've planned, inluding the much-anticipated Babywearing Olympics.
Conference meals will all be peanut- and shellfish-free. A full ingredient list will be displayed with each buffet item to assist those with food sensitivities. Each meal will have a meat option, a vegetarian option, and a child-friendly option. Children age five and under will eat free with a caregiver. Children’s meals are offered for those age six through 12. The all-inclusive meal plan, which covers all meals plus the Friday evening ice cream social, is available for both adults and children, or you can purchase individual meals to suit your schedule.
Adult meal plan: $65 | Child meal plan: $56
Friday evening ice cream social: $8
Saturday adult lunch: $20 | Saturday child lunch: $15
Saturday adult dinner: $25 | Saturday child dinner: $20
Sunday adult lunch: $18 | Sunday child lunch: $14
Breakfast is included with the room rate for guests at the Comfort Inn & Suites—Airport ... all the more reason to snag a room now and stay over. Make room reservations directly with the Comfort Inn & Suites at 315-457-4000. Just let them know that you are booking with La Leche League of New York to get the discounted room rate. Book early to ensure that your desired room type will be available.
King rooms: $95 per night
Double rooms: $105 per night
Suites (available in double or king): $115 per night
To commemorate your wonderful conference weekend, you may want to preorder some LLL of New York and MotherLLLy Language of Love logo swag. We are offering a wide variety of items, including clothing for adults and kids, water bottles, coffee mugs, and canvas bags perfect for toting meeting supplies. Some of these items, including all those that feature our beautiful conference logo, will only be available to those who preorder, so be sure to place your order along with your registration. See it all at the online conference gift shop. You can place orders at the Area Conference Bookstore, as well.
Conference registration is now open. You can complete your registration online and pay by credit card or PayPal. You can also print your registration form from the Area Conference website and mail it, with complete payment, to Arcelie Reyes, 690 St. Marks Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11216.
I can hardly wait to see you in November!
Comfort Inn — Comfort Inn & Suites
Supply/Demand – arianne