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July 25-29, 2012
Call to Action: New Perspectives in Human Lactation

Orlando, Florida, USA

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Registration l What's New l Exhibitor Information l Hotel & Travel Information l Silent Auction

The ILCA Annual Conference provides a rich learning environment for lactation professionals and others who assist mothers and babies with breastfeeding. It offers current and aspiring lactation consultants information on cutting-edge lactation practices and research to equip you in giving optimal breastfeeding care and support to mothers and babies.

Exam Review at ILCA
The JW Marriott will serve as an official 2012 IBLCE Examination site on Monday, July 30. Conference attendees planning to take the exam Monday will have an opportunity to attend an Exam Study Day on Sunday to review test questions and test-taking tips, and practice relaxation strategies in preparation for the exam.

Conference Brochure l Conference Registration Form l Online Registration l Plenary/Invited Speaker Bios

Online registration is now open. If you do not want to register online, please fill out the conference registration form and fax or mail it to the ILCA office. ILCA Members will receive a hardcopy of the Conference Registration Brochure in the mail in January. Please email, if you are not a current member of ILCA and would like a copy of the program.

Register by May 15, the Early Bird deadline, for considerable cost savings.

Help promote the 2012 ILCA Conference in your area! Save the Date Flyer (Color l Black & White)

ILCA Discounts! Orlando might be home to some of the nation's greatest theme parks, but there’s a lot more the great City of Orlando has to offer! See ILCA’s special page for specialty discount attraction tickets, shopping, dining and more information for you and your family vacation at

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What’s new this year?

ILCA Lounge
An ILCA Lounge will be open during afternoon and evening hours for you to network with colleagues and unwind after a long day of sessions.

Win a free iPad!
Register early to attend the full or main conference and you will be entered into a drawing to win an iPAD 2! The winner must be present during the ILCA Annual General Meeting on Saturday.

Spanish translation of plenary sessions!
Attending the Wednesday Spanish presentations? You can also listen to plenary sessions on Thursday and Saturday translated into Spanish. A $50 refundable deposit will reserve a set of earphones for you. Be sure to mark this on your registration form! Your deposit will be returned when you return your earphones.

Silent auction
Enrich ILCA scholarship and research grant opportunities by participating in a Silent Auction during the opening of the exhibit hall Wednesday evening! Please consider donating an item and join in the fun of bidding on items donated by others. Be creative! Any item is welcome – either personal or breastfeeding related. Attendee donations will be added to those donations by exhibitors for a grand display that will be a highlight of the opening social! Click here for more information about the silent auction.

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Exhibitor Information

The 2012 Exhibitor Prospectus is now available. Please feel free to download the complete Prospectus in PDF format for more information about exhibition and sponsorship opportunities in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Exhibitor Prospectus l Application to Exhibit or Advertise

Exhibit Hall Hours
(subject to change)

Wednesday, July 25
President’s Social and Opening Reception

Thursday, July 26

Friday, July 27

Saturday, July 28

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Grande LakesJW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations can be made by calling the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lake directly at 1-800-266-9432 from the United States and Canada and from overseas. Please be sure to tell them that you are attending the ILCA Conference in order to receive the special US$165 single/double room discounted rate. This discounted rate will be given to ILCA registrants for room stays between July 22 and August 1, 2012. Reservations can also be made via the hotel’s secure website by clicking here.

Reservations must be made by June 26, 2012, in order to be eligible for the discounted room rate. Rooms are subject to availability so be sure to book early. Click here to see all that the JW Marriott Orlando has to offer!

NETWORKING! Consider sharing a hotel room with another conference participant to enrich your experience and expand your networking opportunities. If you have a reservation and would like to share your room, or if you do not yet have a reservation and would like to room with someone, visit the Public Forum on the ILCA Discussion Board 'Conference Related Items'.

The Group Room Rates include the following:
• High-speed and Wi-Fi Internet access (50% discount for ILCA conference attendees)
• Work desk with lamp
• 32" flat-screen HD LCD Television
• Weekday newspaper delivery
• Complimentary in-room coffee and tea
• Iron and ironing board
• Hairdryer
• In-room laptop compatible safe
• ILCA Attendees will receive a 15% discount at the Ritz Carlton Spa on any services booked. Please use the Treatment Request Form provided here to book an appointment.
• And More!

Local Activities
An ILCA Conference in Orlando offers limitless activities and attractions! ILCA has partnered with Hello Florida® to provide attendees discounted tickets and exciting tours for you and your family. Tour dates and pricing can be found at and include a Sunset Gator Hunt, Seaworld Select Tour, Backstage Safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Wonderwork’s Tour, and a Dave and Buster’s Family Night! The tours will be available from Friday, July 27 through Wednesday, August 1, 2012.

Directions and Transportation
The JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes is located at 4040 Central Florida Parkway, approximately 10 miles SW of the Orlando International Airport (MCO). The hotel does not provide shuttle service. An estimated taxi fare is $50.00 USD (one way). Hello Florida® will offer conference attendees a coupon for a $26.00 USD (round trip) service provided by Mears Shuttle Service. Reservations are required. Click here for a coupon on round trip transportation from Orlando International Airport to the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes.

For special Conference rates on car rentals, please contact Avis at 800.331.1600 and use ILCA’s Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number B159234, or go to This discount is available 7 days before and 7 days after the Conference. Hotel parking is self-serve at US$18 per day or valet at US$24 per day.

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The success of ILCA’s Annual Conference depends on lactation professionals like YOU!