ILCA 2019 Annual Conference

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.

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 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 and 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.

Win an iPad!
This year, all registered attendees will be eligible to win an iPad in our Annual General Meeting, which is take place at 5:30 pm on Thursday, 25 July.  Come hear about what ILCA has been doing and what we are looking forward to in the future. Attendees must be present to win. 

Important Dates

5 June Early Registration Closes, Deadline to Cancel for Full Refund
17 June Hotel Reservation Deadline (may sell out prior to deadline)
1 July

Deadline to Cancel Registration for 50% Refund,

Pre-Registration Deadline (otherwise, registration will be processed onsite)

22-23 July Board of Directors Meeting (open to ILCA Members)
24 July Pre-Conference Sessions, Committee and Task Force Meetings
24-27 July Annual Conference

2020 ILCA Annual Conference will be held 8 - 11 July 2020 at the Marriott Marquis Houston in Houston, Texas, United States.