#ILCA15: Excitement is Building!

Lactation Matters-the official blog of (6)

We are counting down the days and before we know it, the International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) Conference and Annual Meeting will be here. Our staff and Board of Directors are already in Washington, DC, USA making the last minute preparations necessary to knock your socks off as we celebrate Leadership in Lactation: 30 Years and Moving Forward!

As you pack your bags and make your way to us, we want to remind you of a few important events that you won’t want to miss:

Opening Ceremony and Parade of Flags: We’ll be kicking things off with an exciting event on Wednesday, 22 July. Join us as we introduce some of our past ILCA presidents, celebrate the global reach of ILCA, hear from the local breastfeeding community in Washington, DC, USA and get a glimpse of what the conference has to offer.

Our FIRST EVER Partners Meeting: Come and be part of the  ILCA’s new Partners Initiative. Welcome ILCA’s 12 new national-regional partners, listen to international leaders speak to the global breastfeeding agenda, hear first hand how members can help grow emerging breastfeeding organizations, and help set the course for future collaborations.

Founders’ Reception: It’s our 30th birthday and we’ll be opening up our Exhibit Hall with a party! You’ll have the opportunity to meet our Founders and find out a bit more about their role in building the IBCLC profession. And don’t forget the birthday cake!

Screening of the film, MILK: We are so excited to be able to offer two different private screenings (intended only for Conference attendees) of the film, MILK, by Noemi Weis. You can read more about the film and view the trailer HERE.

Annual General Meeting: Come and hear about all ILCA has accomplished in the past year and help us to recognize the individuals who have been outstanding in research and advancing the profession. We’ll induct two new Fellows of ILCA and give away a FREE iPad (you must be present to win)!

President’s Address: There are exciting changes on the horizon for ILCA and we can’t wait to tell you all about it. Be the first to know about the new ways we’ll be communicating, the new ways we’ll be learning, and the new ways we’ll be engaging with the breastfeeding community across the globe.

An ILCA First! Live Streaming, from the Conference: While we’re excited to welcome everyone to Washington, DC, USA, we’re also thrilled to join with IBCLCs and ILCA members from around the globe as we host our first live streaming event. Share this event with your friends so they can “virtually” join you on this exciting day! Look HERE for more details.

What are you most looking forward to during #ILCA15? 

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