Chicago

MommyCon Chicago 2018

MommyCon Chicago 2018 will take place on Friday, March 2, 2018 – Sunday, March 4, 2018. MommyCon is a nationwide convention series dedicated to creating and nurturing a community of parents and parents-to-be in celebration of natural parenting. 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.

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Ticket Options

VIP Admission – VIP admission provides the ultimate MommyCon experience! This ticket includes 3 day admission (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) and will give you access to all sessions (including some special VIP only sessions on Friday), event elements, the Friday night Sip and Shop, and the exhibitor hall on Saturday and Sunday. You will receive 1 drink ticket to enjoy during the Sip and Shop. All VIP attendees will receive an upgraded VIP gift bag. Additional perks to be announced. $350.00.

3 Day Admission – 3 Day admission includes 3 day admission (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) and will give you access to all sessions, event elements, the Friday night Sip and Shop, and the exhibitor hall on Saturday and Sunday. All 3 day admission attendees will receive a gift bag. $150.00.

Premium Admission (Saturday or Sunday) – Premium admission includes single day admission (Saturday or Sunday) and will give you access to that day’s sessions, event elements, and exhibitor hall. Premium admission attendees will receive a gift bag. $45.00.

General Admission (Saturday or Sunday) – General admission includes single day admission (Saturday or Sunday) and will give you access to that day’s sessions, event elements and exhibitor hall. This ticket does not include a gift bag. $25.00.

Tickets are on sale now!

Location and Directions

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N River Rd,
Rosemont, IL 60018
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Our hotel block is at the Hilton Rosemont Chicago O’Hare.  Reservations for the block will remain open until February 8, 2018 or until they sell out, whichever occurs first. The block always sells out, so we recommend booking your room as soon as possible. Rates start at $119 per night. The hotel is connected to the convention center by skybridge and you will not need to go outside.

Parking is available at the Williams Street Parking Garage for $15.00 per day and the garage is connected to the convention center via a skybridge.

You can also reserve your parking in advance and get there on time, stress free! To book convenient and affordable parking, we recommend using SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app. To reserve your parking spot today, visit the MommyCon Chicago Spot Hero page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

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Schedule

Event Hours:

Friday Session Hours: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Friday Exhibitor Hall Sip and Shop: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday Session Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm
Saturday Exhibitor Hall Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm

Sunday Session Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm
Sunday Exhibitor Hall Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm

Schedule

Our schedule will be here soon, but topics to expect at MommyCon include: birth, babywearing, feeding (infants and toddlers), nurturing the parent, greener living, and more.

Exhibitors

Our exhibitor information will be available soon!

FAQ

Food options:

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. Click here for a few ideas for inexpensive, family-friendly eats near MommyCon Chicago.

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.

Stroller policy:

Strollers are welcome at the event. However, we will ask for strollers to be folded if crowding becomes an issue.

Donations:

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.

ASL Interpretation Services:

If you are in need of ASL interpretation services or any other accessibility accommodations, please email info@mommycon.com with your ticket information 60 days prior to the event so we can discuss details with you.

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, on Instagram, and on Facebook.

Tickets are non-refundable, but can be transferred at any time by emailing your e-ticket to the new attendee.