MommyCon Chicago 2017 is unlike any other MommyCon. This event features three days of sessions, two days of exhibitors and two amazing conferences under one roof. For the third year, we will be taking over the North and South Ballrooms at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, but this year MommyCon is getting big... real big.
For the first time ever, MommyCon and the WEAR Conference will be taking place during the same timeframe. What does this mean? It means you need to get ready for an epic weekend focused on all things natural parenting.
What is MommyCon all about?
MommyCon takes a gentle and positive approach to educating parents about the emotional and physical benefits of natural birthing, breastfeeding and babywearing. We advocate values of holistic health, eco-friendly diapering, child safety standards and procedures, and female self-care and wellness. Our mission is to create a community of support, acceptance and non-judgement for parents journeying through parenthood.
What is WEAR all about?
Wear: A Babywearing Conference is focused on promoting safe, comfortable and accessible babywearing education. The conference seeks to educate and preserve indigenous babywearing practices while showcasing the latest in babywearing fashion, design and innovation.
Schedule & Exhibitor Information
You can view the Schedule and Exhibitor information here
Friday sessions: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Party Like A Mother with Abby's Lane: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Saturday sessions: 9:00am-4:00pm
Saturday exhibitor hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
Sunday sessions: 9:00am-4:00pm
Sunday exhibitor hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
Our hotel block at the Hilton Rosemont
is for $115 per night. Our Group Code is MMC. We suggest booking ASAP as our room block will sell out. Our rate includes discounted parking and complimentary wifi. Call the hotel at 847-678-4488
and mention "MommyCon" or use the link above to book online. The hotel is connected to the convention center by skybridge and you will not need to go outside to enter the convention center.
We have a second hotel block at the Crown Plaza Chicago O'Hare for $119 per night. You can book your room online here
or call the hotel directly at 1-877-337-5793. Our Group Code is MJ0.
Parking is available adjacent to the convention center and is $15 per car per day. The skybridge will connect you directly into the convention center where we will be located.
The convention center will have a variety of food options available for sale. Items include sandwiches, salads and hot food. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own food and snacks.
How registration works:
Show us your ticket on your phone, or as a print out, and we will get you your badge at registration. You can come and go as you please once you have your attendee badge.
Who should attend:
New and expectant parents and those that have toddlers. Our sessions focus on the first five years of a child's life and advice for parents of every stage.
Strollers are welcome at the event. However, we will ask for strollers to be folded if crowding becomes an issue.
ASL Interpretation Services:
We will have ASL interpreting services avaialble at this event. If you are in need of ASL Interpretation Services, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
We have teamed up with Share the Love
for cloth diaper donations and The Carrying On Project
for baby carrier donations. Both of these organizations take new and used items to give to families in need. Share the Love provides cloth diapers to families who could not otherwise afford them, and the Carrying On Project provides baby carriers to military families.
Please remember that you will be receiving emails leading up to the event with more details and please follow us on Facebook for the latest updates! You can find us on Twitter at @mommyconusa
, on Instagram at @mommycon
and on Facebook at Facebook.com/mommyconusa
. You can also join our private Facebook group here
Tickets are non-refundable, but can be transferred at any time by emailing your e-ticket to the new attendee.