MommyCon Orlando 2016 Preview Schedule and Exhibitor Announcement!


MommyCon Orlando Schedule and Exhibitor Announcement

VIP Day – Friday, September 2, 2016

Purchase your MommyCon Orlando VIP tickets when they go on sale on July 9, 2016 at 12:00PM EST.

All VIP sessions take place on Friday, September 2, 2016. You must have a general admission ticket (or equivalent) in order to upgrade with one or more VIP sessions. You may purchase up to one of each VIP session upgrade per general admission ticket you hold. Sessions will take place at the Caribe Royal Convention Center (8101 World Center Dr., Orlando, FL 32821). If you have any questions, please email info@mommycon.com.

10:00AM-11:00AM Baby Safe Pool Party presented by Babyganics
Join us as we take over the hotel’s outdoor pool for a morning of fun! We will be playing games, enjoying the pool and making new friends. This session is great for parents with babies 18m+ but younger babies are more than welcome, too. Products include Babyganics, Beachfront Baby, Munchkin, Baby Banz and more! Upgrade fee: $50.00

12:00PM-1:00PM Cotton Babies VIP with CEO and Founder, Jenn Labit 
This small group session is hosted by Jenn Labit, Founder & CEO of Cotton Babies. This new session will help you create and better run a business as a woman entrepreneur with children. The gift bag includes products Jenn loves from some of her favorite brands. Upgrade fee: $50.00

1:15PM-2:15PM Babywearing VIP presented by Beco Baby Carrier & Ergobaby 
Learn how to use a soft structured carrier and play games with your babywearing friends! Each attendee walks away with a Beco Baby Carrier or Ergobaby carrier which are given out at random during the session. Upgrade fee: $50.00. SOLD OUT!

3:45PM-4:45PM Feed the Baby VIP with special guest The Leaky Boob presented by Earth Mama Angel Baby
Jessica Martin-Weber of The Leaky Boob joins our attendees for an afternoon of bonding, community building, and sharing our feeding journeys. Upgrade fee: $50.00

5:00PM-6:00PM MommyCon After Dark presented by Maya & Max by MOBY
Join the MommyCon team for a night you won’t forget! We will have games and an adult themed gift bag. Please note that this session is for adults, but nurslings are more than welcome. Children over the age of 18 months are not permitted, and we unfortunately cannot make exceptions. The content is no-holds-barred so if your little one likes to repeat things, you may want to leave them at home. Men are also not permitted in this portion of the event due to the intimate nature of the conversation. Upgrade fee: $50.00

MommyCon Orlando 2016 – Saturday, September 3, 2016

Purchase your MommyCon Orlando tickets here!

All events will take place at the Caribe Royal Convention Center (8101 World Center Dr., Orlando, FL 32821). This is a preliminary preview schedule and exhibitor list. Additional sessions and exhibitors are still being added and will be announced 30 days before the event.

MommyCon Orlando Preview Schedule

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9:30AM-10:30AM Scaredy Cat Potty Training presented by Super Undies
Speaker: Laura Wojciechowski
Super Undies will be presenting info on all things potty training, including why it’s so scary! Come learn what it takes to potty train, and leave empowered to get the job done.

9:30AM-10:30AM Turning Red to Green: A Menstruation Workshop on Making the Switch to Reusable’s presented by The DivaCup
Speaker: Kim Rosas
Check your skepticism at the door for this workshop on switching to reusable fem-care by self-proclaimed #vagangelist Kim Rosas. Whether you are cup or cloth curious you will find answers to your most TMI questions about what it’s really like to go green on your period. Kim will be giving a live demo of a menstrual cup insertion and removal using “Virginia,” a clear vagina-like tube. For cloth curious mamas she’ll go over the basics so you’ll be prepared to make the switch. There will be a Q+A at the end. Bring a good sense of humor plus an open mind and you may just become a #vagangelist too!

9:30AM-10:30AM Babywearing 101 with Beco Baby Carrier and Ergobaby
Speaker: Laura Brown
Taught by a certified babywearing educator, Babywearing 101 is a comprehensive overview of baby carrier safety and an assortment of carriers including the mei tai, soft structured carrier, woven wrap, stretch wrap, hybrid wrap, ring sling, wrap conversion, and custom carrier options.

9:30AM-10:30AM Bite Sized Snacktime with Mixed Pears
Enjoy a fresh fruit snack and use Bite Sizers from our friends at Mixed Pears.

9:30AM-10:30AM Sustaining Feminine Health
Speaker: Maleña Taylor
How feminine health affects our entire state of being, how to sustain feminine health, what can go wrong, and how to make it better.


10:45AM-11:45AM Cloth Diapering 101 with Jenn Labit presented by Cotton Babies
Speaker: Jenn Labit
Join CEO and Founder Jenn Labit as she shares the Cotton Babies story and an introduction to cloth diapering products, wash routines, and accessories that will make your life easier as a parent. This session is a must-see for both cloth-curious attendees and those who are Cotton Babies fans!

10:45AM-11:45AM Postpartum Rehabilitation: It’s About Function and Safety with Dr. Dara presented by Ergobaby
Speaker: Dr. Dara
What happens to our bodies during pregnancy and how we can regain physical strength postpartum. This is NOT about weight, but about increasing function, decreasing pain, and protecting ourselves from injuries while we love, guide, and grow with our children.

10:45AM-11:45AM Baby Food Making with Sage Spoonfuls

10:45AM-11:45AM Introduction to the Mei Tai presented by Babyhawk
Speaker: Jess Mann
Learn the history of the mei tai, ways to teach the mei tai and further understand knowledge surrounding this age-old carrier that is wildly popular carrier.


11:45AM – 1:00PM Lunch Break


1:15PM-2:00PM Why Toddlers Fear New Foods with Dawn Winkelmann of EZPZ
Speaker: Dawn Winkelmann
For both parents and professionals. We’ll explore seven reasons why toddlers fear new foods;  learn ways to decrease anxiety at the dinner table; learn when food neophobia starts and ends; learn four common mistakes parents make that can cause food refusal; learn tips to overcome food neophobia; and understand when to seek help or start feeding therapy.

1:15PM-2:00PM Finding Community: How to Build it When it Doesn’t Exist 
Speaker: Xza Higgins
Being a parent can be tough. Being a parent without a support team can be even tougher! This session will offer solutions to the dreaded mommy-brain loneliness and provide you with tools to creating your own mommunity!

1:15PM-2:00PM Babywearing 101 in Español
Speaker: Michelle Colon
Join Michelle Colon in this Babywearing 101 class which will be taught in Spanish. Michelle will discuss the translation of common babywearing terms and go over one basic front carry with a wrap, ring slings, Mei Tai’s, and soft structured carriers. Michelle will also include information in English for those who do not speak Spanish but wish to learn and share this information within their local communities.

1:15PM-2:00PM Wrapping 101 with MOBY and Tekhni Wovens
Speaker: Jess Mann and Alisa DeMarco
Certified Babywearing Educator Alisa DeMarco shows you how to babywear using the MOBY wrap and Tekhni Woven Wraps! In this interactive session, participants are each shown how to use a wrap to front carry and back carry. Wraps and baby dolls are provided for demo purposes for use during this session.


2:15PM-3:15PM What Love Tastes Like with The Leaky Boob presented by Earth Mama Angel Baby
Speaker: Jessica Martin-Weber
Feeding with love and the impact of infant feeding on long term parenting and the importance of telling our stories and how we do so.

2:15PM-3:15PM Cloth Diapering 101 with Jenn Labit presented by Cotton Babies
Speaker: Jenn Labit
Join CEO and Founder Jenn Labit as she shares the Cotton Babies story and an introduction to cloth diapering products, wash routines, and accessories that will make your life easier as a parent. This session is a must-see for both cloth-curious attendees and those who are Cotton Babies fans!

2:15PM-3:15PM Why Body Positive Images for Mothers is Paramount presented by The Moby Wrap
Speaker: Jade Beall
Join the creator of A Beautiful Body Project as she tells stories of body love and why images without Photoshop matter.

2:15PM-3:15PM Ring Slings 101 
Speaker: Angelique Geehan
Ring slings might look complicated, but Angelique will show you just how easy they are. This versatile carrier can be used from birth well into toddlerhood. Angelique will share techniques for making this your go-to, on-the-go carrier.


3:30PM- 4:15PM Car Seat Safety with Mat York
Speaker: Mat York

3:30PM-4:15PM Toddlerwearing with Angelique Geehan
Speaker: Angelique Geehan
Are you curious about toddlerwearing? Is it really time to size up your carrier? Learn all the facts about comfortable toddlerwearing in this interactive session. This will be hands-on and attendees will be able to try on various toddler carriers.


4:15PM-4:45PM Giveaways + Gear for the Modern Parent with Mat York presented by Eyla’s
Speaker: Mat York
Join Mat York, CPST and babywearing enthusiast, as he discusses all things baby gear! This session wraps up our day with a crazy big giveaway, and attendees will walk away with an in depth look at all the products we feature at the event.


Sleep Consultations with Rebecca Michi presented by Naturpedic
Sign-up form will be posted two weeks prior to the event.


Exhibitor List as of 7/25/16:
7am Enfant
Abby’s Lane
Applecheeks
Ardo
Babies R Us
Baby Care Area with BabyComfyCare
Baby Food Court presented by Stonyfield YoBaby
Babyganics
Balm Baby
Beachfront Baby
Black Women Do Cloth Diaper
Bumble Ride Box
BWI of Orlando
Cassiope Wovens
Cloth Diaper Resource Center with Dirty Diaper Laundry
Crane
Crunchy Momma Decals
Ergobaby Booth
Evenflo Feeding
Evenflo Feeding Lounge
Eyla’s
Flora
FridaBaby
Get Pumped
Grovia
Happy Family
Helicopter Mom Biz
Holistic Parent
Innobaby
Kiddy USA
Kiinde
La Petite Creme
Lansinoh
Lil Tulips
Lulujo
Milk Made Cookies
Moby
Momma Goose
MommyCon Shoppe
Naturpedic
Replay
Rhoost
River Babe Threads
Sage Spoonfuls
Sloomb
Smallprint Orlando
Smart Bottoms
Snack Station
Snuggle Me Organic
Stonyfield
Super Undies
Teethers Tushies and More
Tekhni Wovens at the MommyCon Shoppe
Vagina Village
Whole Life & Services