MommyCon Chicago + WEAR: A Babywearing Conference 2017 will take place on Friday, March 3, 2017 – Sunday, March 5, 2017 and 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 focusing on all things natural parenting. MommyCon takes a gentle and positive approach to educating parents about the emotional and physical benefits of natural birthing, breastfeeding and babywearing. Our mission is to create a community of support, acceptance and non-judgement for parents journeying through parenthood. 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.
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Location and Directions
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N River Rd,
Rosemont, IL 60018
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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.
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.
We have a second hotel block at the Crown Plaza Chicago O’Hare for $119 per night. You can book online or call the hotel directly at 1-877-337-5793. Our Group Code is MJ0
To view larger versions of the schedules, please click on the above images. Full session descriptions can be found on our blog.
Saturday exhibitor hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
Sunday exhibitor hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
Click here to download a pdf of the Exhibit Hall map.
2Lambie, Abby’s Lane, Angry Baby, Applecheeks, Ashland Health RX, Babies at the Barre, Baby Carriers Provided, Baby K’tan, Baby Tula, Baby Tula Babywearing Lounge, Babyganics, Babylonia, Beachfront Baby, Bijou Wear, BOB GEAR, Boba, Bohemian Baby, Bumble Brain Box, Buzzidil Gmbh, Call Creative, Catbird Baby, Changing Stations, Chompy Chic Jewelry, Chunkabuns, Cloth Diaper Resource Center, College Illinois! 529 Prepaid Tuition Program, Costco, Cotton Babies, Crane USA, Crescent Moon Henna, Cryo Cell International, Didymos, Diversey Health, Emmeline Textiles, Evenflo Feeding, Evenflo Feeding Lounge, EZPZ, Fertility Miracles, Fit 4 Mom, Flora, Inc., Four Winds Waldorf School, Foss Swim School, Fresh Apparel, Fresh Wave, From “U” University, Generation Me, Goldfish Swim School, Good Clean Love, Green Lil’ Bums, Grovia, Happy Family, Holistic Parent, Infant Massage USA, Jack N’ Jill Kids, Jublii Baby, Joy, Ju-Ju-Be, Keekaroo, Kindermusik, LatchPal, Laura Lynne Art, LCee Designs, Lehan’s Drugs, Lemon Vines, Lights, Camera, Fun, Lil Tulips, Little Bug Creations, Little Dippers Play Area, Logan and Lenora, Lulujo, Lunapads, Macaroni Kid Chicago, Meeyoo Handwovens, Moby, Molly Pop Boutique, MommyCon Etsy, MommyCon Shoppe, Mother Nurture, Mountain Marsupial,Naturepedic, North Shore API, Passanante’s Home Food Services, Pello, Plum Organics, Pretty Paisley Productions, Pedalheads, Postpartum Progress, Pump N Do, Purple Owl Boutique, Quiet Room, RePlay, River Babe Threads, Roxy & Lola, Rumina, Sage Spoonfuls, Shea Moisture, SiliKids, Sleep Consultation Room, Smart Bottoms, Snack Station, Snugabell Mom & Baby Gear, Snuggle Me Organic, Spand-Ice, Sprout San Francisco, Super Undies, Tallulah Baby Designs, Tekhni Wovens, The Birth Boutique, The Carrying On Project, The Fussy Baby Network , The Mommy Districts, The Whole Life Co., Time Snap Shop, TK Photography Chicago, Woolino, World On My Shoulders, X and Y Kidz, XOXO, Vagina Village, and Vija Design.
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.
Strollers are welcome at the event. However, we will ask for strollers to be folded if crowding becomes an issue.
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:
We will have ASL interpreting services avaialble at this event. If you are in need of ASL Interpretation Services, email us at email@example.com for assistance.
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.