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The NotMom Summit 2017: The ONLY international conference for and about women without children by choice or by chance.
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Saturday, October 7 • 8:00am - 10:00am
Breakfast with NotMoms from Around the World

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Jody Day

Author, Psychotherapist and Founder,, Gateway Women
Jody Day is an author, social entrepreneur, integrative psychotherapist trainee and the founder of Gateway Women, the global friendship and support network for childless women. Jody is a founding member at AWOC.org (the ageing without children collective)  A former Fellow in Social... Read More →
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Catherine-Emmanuelle Delisle

Creator, Femmes Sans Enfant
Catherine-Emmanuelle Delisle is a Canadian teacher and creator of femmesansenfant.com, a blog written in French, to inform, rally and celebrate the lives of women without children by choice or by circumstance. Catherine has grown the audience for her website through an ongoing and fascinating video interview series with childless and childfree women (and men). The series completely debunks the stereotypes that childless adults are selfish, sad, weirdos who have nothing to contribute to the world! Her work has been recognized with a silver medal in the "Activism and Social Justice" category in the 2014 Canadian Blog Awards and with the Certificate of Merit from her town, St-Bruno-de-Montarville in 2016, honoring the impact of her volunteer work with childless and childfree women around the world. She was an enthusiastic attendee at the first NotMom Summit in... Read More →
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Amy Blackstone, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Sociology & Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, University of Maine and Blogger, We're {Not} Having A Baby!
Sociologist and NotMom Amy Blackstone is a professor at the University of Maine where she splits her time between the Sociology Department and the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center. Dr. Blackstone studies the childfree choice, workplace harassment, and civic engagement. She is a textbook author and has published several dozen peer-reviewed articles on the childfree and other... Read More →
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Kimya Dennis, Ph.D.

Criminologist, Sociologist & Assistant Professor, Salem College
A childfree woman who never had a desire to have biological or adopted children, Kimya recalls when she “made official” her lack of desire and decision not to have children. She is also a sociologist and criminologist. Her teaching, research, and community activism tackle reproductive freedoms, redefining... Read More →

Saturday October 7, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Hilton Cleveland Downtown - Hope E 100 Lakeside Ave East, Cleveland OH 44114