#ILCA18 General Information






ILCA Policy Statement on Creating a Safe and Inclusive Environment

ILCA is an equal opportunity volunteer organization and employer committed to principles of the broadest form of diversity. We foster an inclusive environment that supports leadership, advocacy, professional development, and research from varied perspectives. We support global access to skilled lactation care and the IBCLC profession. Therefore, speech and actions that create an unsafe space for employees, volunteers, or attendees at ILCA conferences or other public forums, who are members of social groups historically or systematically targeted by systems of oppression, are not permissible. This includes, but is not limited to, engaging in oppressive language and behavior on the basis of race, sex, class, gender identity/expression, religion, sexual orientation, age, nationality, ethnicity, and ability.

Important Dates

31 May EarlyRegistration Closes, Deadline to Cancel for Full Refund
17 June Hotel Reservation Deadline (may sell out prior to deadline)
21 June Standard Registration Deadline
28 June Deadline to Cancel Registration for 50% Refund,
Pre-Registration Deadline (otherwise, registration will be processed onsite)
16 - 17 July Board of Directors Meeting (open to ILCA Members)
18 July Pre-Conference Sessions, Committee and Task Force Meetings
19 - 21 July Annual Conference

Accessibility for All Attendees

ILCA works hard to ensure that the conference is accessible to all of our attendees. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact conference@ilca.org. Two weeks advance notice will allow us to provide seamless access. Accommodations at ILCA include but are not limited to: wheelchair accessibility; reserved seating for those with mobility, hearing, and/or vision differences; accommodation of service animals; and American Sign Language interpretation (as requested).


Information for Families & Babies

We support families! ILCA welcomes infants-in-arms and non-separating children to our conference. We ask that you be mindful of the needs of your children while being sensitive to other conference attendees. A room will be set aside with a refrigerator and comfortable seating for families and for those who would like to express and store their milk. Please bring your own breast/chest pump.


Sightseeing Tours

Prepare to experience one of the most popular cities in the United States from its wine scene to its world renown natural beauty. ILCA Conference organizers have selected tours that bring visitors from around the world to experience the Best of the Pacific Northwest, including tours around the city of Portland, Multnomah Falls & Gorge Waterfalls, as well as Oregon Wine Country and the Coast. Conference participants, family, and friends are invited to participate on these tours. Click HERE for more information.


Parade of Flags Volunteering

We need you! We are looking for attendees who would like to join us by carrying a flag in our annual Parade of Flags. Make sure to sign-up on your registration form. You will receive an email with expectations and instructions closer to the date of the conference. If you have any questions, please email us at admin@ilca.org.


Conference Scholarships

If you need financial assistance to attend the conference, apply for an ILCA Conference Scholarship HERE. If you have any questions, please email us at admin@ilca.org.

Scholarship Fund Raffle

This year, ILCA will be raffling off donated items, including an iPad.  All funds collected through the raffle will go to ILCA’s General Scholarship fund. You may purchase raffle tickets at the conference, and must be present to win.  

Upcoming Conferences

24 - 27 July 2019
Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

8 - 11 July 2020
Marriott Marquis Houston

Houston, Texas, United States