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Event Overview:

The ILCA™ Annual Conference is the premier lactation education and professional development event of the year. The Conference provides a rich learning environment for lactation professionals, midwives, child and family health nurses, general practitioners, physicians, dieticians and nutritionists, breastfeeding counsellors, researchers, pharmacists, nurses, doulas, policy advocates and other advocates who assist mothers and babies with breastfeeding. It offers current and aspiring International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® (IBCLC®) information on cutting-edge evidence-based practice and research in optimal breastfeeding care and support for mothers and babies.

Attendee Information:

Learn new clinical techniques; absorb fresh methods of communicating; and come prepared to challenge old ways of thinking. Our slate of speakers includes top thinkers and innovators from around the world. The families we serve deserve the latest in evidence-based care. You'll find it all here!

Reconnect with and learn from your peers, be inspired by those who have built our profession and glean new insights from emerging leaders in the field.

We are committed to "world health transformed through breastfeeding and skilled lactation care." Coming together helps us develop a unified voice in the international community. Together, we can promote the IBCLC worldwide.

Conference Objectives

    Facilitate networking and skill development among lactation professionals.
    Disseminate research in human lactation and its integration in clinical practice.
    Stimulate awareness of cultural and social support of breastfeeding families
    Promote ethical, evidence-based practice that protects the health of mothers and babies.
    Promote breastfeeding as the expected method of infant feeding.
    Promote equitable access to breastfeeding and to the IBCLC profession.
    Promote support of families' informed choices in breastfeeding.

Exhibitor Information:

Reach hundreds of lactation professionals at ILCA's Annual Conference! At this year's conference, delegates will celebrate 30 years of the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®).

Lactation consultants, midwives, physicians, breastfeeding counselors, researchers, pharmacists, nurses, doula, and other health professionals from around the world will attend the conference. This is YOUR opportunity to ensure these highly educated lactation professionals - who have influence with expectant and new parents, as well as healthcare organizations - know about your products and services.

About ILCA:

The International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) is the professional association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® (IBCLC®) and other health care professionals who care for breastfeeding families. ILCA membership is open to all who support and promote breastfeeding; you can join at any time and do not need to be an IBCLC to become a member.

There may be many networking opportunities at the ILCA Annual Conference 2016 - International Lactation Consultant Association. Find out more in the event details below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 07/20/2016 - 07/23/2016
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 07/20/2016 - 07/22/2016
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Wed. 6pm - 9pm; Thur. 9:30am - 3:45pm; Fri. 7am - 3pm
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Women
Other Industries: Associations, Dietetics, OBGyn, Pediatrics, Professional Healthcare, Women
Estimated Attendance: 800
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Lactation Consultants, Nurses,
Physicians, Midwives, Nutritionists
Notes: Past Attendee Profile:
32% Hospital Post/Del
23% Comm Pub Health
14% Education
14% Private Practice
8% Hospital NICU
5% Other
3% Physician Office
1% Retail
Venue: Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
Venue Phone: (312) 464-1000
Venue Type: Indoor - Hotel
Official Conference Hotel:Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:80+ Booths
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)
Show Manager:SAGE Publications
Exhibitor Prospectus:Click Here
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: As an exhibitor, you can gain even greater visibility with one of ILCA's sponsorship opportunities. You will also receive prominent sponsor signage in the Exhibit Hall and Conference Program. Each sponsor receives additional benefits beyond what you receive as an exhibitor.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
8' x 10' Commercial $1,950   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
8' x 10' Commercial (Corner) $2,150   Water: n/a
8' x 10' Non-Profit or Small Business (5 or fewer employees) $750   Generator: n/a
8' x 10' Non-Profit or Small Business (5 or fewer employees) (Corner) $900   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Call
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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