Bigger and BoldAF: How We're Changing Up the 2020 Summit

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When we ask for your feedback it isn’t just to make you think we care about your ideas or opinions. The truth is, our company is founded on the idea that we are better together, so once we realized we’d be hosting a second summit we definitely wanted to know your thoughts and feelings on how to make the next event better.

You did not disappoint.

From pointing out ways to make the day flow more smoothly, or offering insights on how to make sure everyone feels like the content is applicable to them, last year’s summit attendees poured their guts into their after-summit surveys and we read through every single response, finding commonalities amongst requests and taking into consideration each and every thought.

The 2020 attendees are going to be pleasantly surprised by the ch-ch-changes we have in store for next year, and both founders are convinced this summit is going to be bigger and BoldAF.

So what’s new?

We thought you’d never ask. *Wink wink*

First, we’re already moving.

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We knew our attendees would be packed into a fully sold-out summit last year, and everyone truly adapted and accepted the space for what it is, but now that we know the potential for this thing to grow, we wanted to get more space and in a different setting.

The main room will host the featured speakers while our breakouts between speakers will be in their own separate spaces. This means you won’t have to worry about screaming over the group or group leader next to you but, instead, should have plenty of space to engage in the activities provided.

If you want to learn more about the space, check out the Donald E Stephens Convention Center website.

Second, we’re revamping our breakout sessions.

The breakout sessions were created to help us build the community and for everyone in the room to feel included. Despite the usual fears and concerns of trying something new, everyone showed up and participated in the activities. It was awesome to witness each person’s perspective on what they gleaned from these pieces, and it was also really valuable to listen to their suggestions on how to make them even more powerful.

So, the breakouts will not only be hosted in separate rooms, but there will be more than one option at each break out time. Meaning, you get to tailor the day to your own specific needs and desires. There will be a more wholistic pieces and some educational pieces with doctors and clinics. We are still working on the specifics of each of these, but you can be sure no two breakouts will be alike and YOU get to lead yourself into which ones will make you feel like the day really applied to your circumstances and needs.

Third, we’re adding two panels.

With a medical panel and an all-male panel, you’ll have the opportunity to ask the participants your burning questions.

Do you want to know what a certain doctor recommends you eat with your diagnosis?

Are you dying to find out the male perspective on their partner’s journey (or how they feel about their own diagnosis)?

Would you like to ask a guy how you can better support your struggling husband?

All of those will be options for you.

Fourth, we added a half day of events.

The overwhelming majority of attendees really liked all of last year’s content but felt overwhelmed by how much was given in one day. To make sure we had time for plenty of breaks (and to add the additional content requested), we are starting the 2020 summit on Friday and ending Saturday evening.

This will provide us a lot of flexibility to make sure you’re getting a weekend’s worth of good content without leaving with a spinning head.

But that’s not all…

Over the next several months we’ll be releasing additional information about the summit, but we don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves yet. In fact, here’s your friendly reminder that if you want to get involved there is still a little time to:

Apply to be a speaker (closes at the end of September)

Apply to be a group leader (closes on Halloween)

Or if you don’t want that much involvement but still want to come (and love a bargain), grab your early bird ticket before the price increases (once the speakers are announced).

If you want to be one of the first to know about announcements as they come, be sure you’re on our mailing list, too (that pretty little black bar at the bottom of this page will help with this).

Phew! Lots of info for a Wednesday but we’re confident this should help get the good juju moving. Summit 2020 is in the planning/prepping/pre-partying stage, and we cannot wait to give you a high five or chest bump next April.

Buy Your Discounted 2020 Summit Ticket TODAY!

EARLY BIRD TICKET SALES ARE LIVE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC!

(Skip to the bottom to purchase your tickets ASAP!)

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We are so excited we can’t contain ourselves! Let’s chat through all the goods to come for next year’s summit, shall we?

  1. The date (April 17 - 18, 2020), location (Donald E. Stephens Convention Center) and all other general logistics can be found on THIS PAGE. We are still working with local hotels to secure blocks, and as soon as we have confirmation, you will too!

  2. Want to know the Agenda? Go HERE. As you will notice, there are a bunch of TBA (to be announced) for speaker spots. We are still accepting Speaker Application through the end of this month so be sure to get your APPLICATION IN BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER!

  3. Looking to Volunteer on site? We are looking for Group Leaders to help lead different aspects of the summit. APPLY HERE

  4. Discussion Panels - We plan to have TWO discussion panels during our summit. One for Medical and Professional staff and one for MEN. Education is paramount in our understanding and advocacy for our diagnosis and we all know the men in our community are not highlighted nearly enough. That changes with our summit.

    If you are a doctor, medical professional, or infertility warrior of the MALE persuasion and would like us to consider you for our Q&A Panels, please e-mail us today!

  5. Vendors and Sponsors - Our sponsors are in for a treat this year. We have set aside (30) 10x10 booth spots for vendors that would like to showcase their products, knowledge and information with our community. We will also have options for Sponsored workshops, co-sponsored Breakthrough sessions, media and print opportunities.

    Sponsorship packages and pricing are currently in the works and will be released via email by the end of September. If you are interested in getting on our Sponsors mailing list, e-mail your contact info HERE.

  6. Swag Bags & Giveaways - Each attendee will be given a swag bag filled with goodies and there will be plenty of opportunities for giveaways during the two-day event.

    If you are a business catering to the Infertility Community and would like to consider donating products or services to our event, please e-mail us HERE.

  7. Most summit-related questions can be resolved with our FAQ page.

Most importantly, let’s be real for a hot minute...

It’s hard (and a bit scary!) to buy into something so far out when you don’t have complete information to work with. We know we are asking for a leap of faith when it comes to purchasing early bird tickets ahead of our speaker line-up. We promise you this will not be a Fyre situation :)

We remember the magic of the first summit that we tirelessly worked to create in less than 90 days and we know our work is good. We hope you do, too.

Lindsay and Tia ensure each and every event they host to go above and beyond your expectations. Our calling is to give the Infertility Community an amazing platform for connection and empowerment. Our speakers are guaranteed to be diverse with great stories that you will love and connect with. We dedicate our time to ensure our line-up this year is the cream of the crop, and you have our promise it will be worth EVERY. PENNY. of these discounted seats.

SEE YOU AT THE SUMMIT!

$99 Early Bird Ticket Sales go LIVE TOMORROW! Here's what you need to know

ARE YOU GETTING PUMPED?

WE ARE!

A limited amount of discounted early bird tickets go on sale TOMORROW.

These tickets are $50 LESS than General Admission Tickets (that will go on sale in January) so if you’re looking to save a bit of cash and still attend this amazing summit, now’s your opportunity!

Because, let’s be honest, any infertile has their budget at the forefront of their mind. Treatment is NOT cheap, but having the opportunity to connect with HUNDREDS of like-minded individuals over a two-day summit IN THE UNITED STATES is a big deal y’all, and we are READY FOR IT.

We continue to be humbled by this community and will connect it with a unique speaking summit that includes patient perspectives from all facets, outcomes and people that have ever had the diagnosis of INFERTILITY under their belt.

Included in that community is our support system of education and medical professionals that can help answer questions and provide valuable insight along the way.

To be one of the first in line to access Early Bird ticket sales tomorrow morning, be sure to sign up on our MAILING LIST because those lucky people get FIRST DIBS via email tomorrow.

Want to learn more about the summit? All the wonderful details are being added weekly on the 2020 Summit page HERE (or just click those 3 lines in the upper left hand corner and choose “2020 SUMMIT”)

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SEE YOU THERE, WARRIORS!

Deadlines and Reminders for the Immersion Experience and 2020 Summit

Switching things up today to make sure you are in the know regarding two important dates in the next week!

First up? Immersion Experience ticket sales close this weekend. We are treating 11 women, (including ourselves!) to a luxury vacation and mental wellness retreat in less than one month and we COULD NOT BE MORE PUMPED ABOUT IT.

Although our original intention was to cram a couple dozen women into this fabulous resort and make this retreat larger than life, we quickly realized the intimacy (and SPACE!) available to the women attending trumps a larger group any day of the week.

This first Experience is shaping up to prove QUALITY over QUANTITY matters most, and we plan to over-deliver per usual.

Ready to dive in? There is still time to register if you have been on the fence and this post speaks to you, we have plenty of beds! I don’t know of any of other rental property that sleeps 21, do you? This new construction property was presented to us by the husband and wife team that own Stay With Style Scottsdale and we jumped at the opportunity to upgrade our rental with their latest endeavor.

A little background info about the rental company:

Welcome to StayWithStyleScottsdale (SWSS)! We are a Husband & Wife team with the most stylish and spacious luxury vacation rentals in Scottsdale. We OWN and personally manage 9 properties all located in Scottsdale so you will be working with the decision-makers and not 3rd party management companies.

Offering 9 unique vacation homes—you’ll find inspired architecture, distinct floor plans, comfortable decor, luxurious amenities, and so much more. 6 of the 9 properties are walking distance from our home and the other 3 are a 10-minute drive from us. Because of this, we stay on top of managing and maintaining them and if needed, can literally be at any of them within a few minutes. Between our 9 properties, we have over 500 5 star reviews and we really take pride in making sure all of our guests’ stays in Scottsdale are fantastic!

We have partnered with the leading provider in luxury concierge and lifestyle management services to bring you and your family authentically local experiences tailored to meet your specific needs and interests.  Some of the services they provide are Transportation, Catering and In-Home Chefs, On-Demand Grocery Delivery, In-Home Massage, In-Home Yoga Classes, Babysitting, Additional Children/Baby Supplies.  HomeDroid tablets are provided at each of our properties and can be used to easily contact our concierge service.

This is our first time staying in Scottsdale, Arizona and we have no doubt we will be impressed with the property and the location!

Again, you have three days to join us and be sure to use code IE100 to take $100 off the price tag for the all-inclusive weekend!

Next up? Early Bird Ticket Sales for the 2020 InfertileAF Summit will go on sale NEXT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH. These tickets are $99 and are VERY limited in quantity and will be available to mailing list subscribers FIRST.

Early Bird tickets are REDUCED from the General Admission pricing of $149 and grant you access to the 1.5 day Summit.

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Full Summit information will be released in the coming months, but here’s a quick run-down of the Event:

  • The 2020 Summit runs from NOON Friday, April 17 through 5pm, April 18th, 2020

  • The Summit will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL

  • The Convention center is MINUTES away from O’Hare Airport

  • Early Bird and General Admission Tickets are inclusive of access to the full summit, a swag bag, all speakers, vendor booths, workshops and breakthrough sessions

  • The price of the ticket DOES NOT include concessions, parking, hotel reservations or access to the VIP Dinner.

  • The Summit will offer 30 Vendor Booth sponsored opportunities with upgraded opportunities for workshops and speaking sessions

  • Friends and family of those in the Infertility community are encouraged to attend for support!

  • There will be a Mother’s Room on site for pumping, etc

  • And so much more!