The NotMom Summit 2017: The ONLY international conference for and about women without children by choice or by chance.

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Friday, October 6

2:30pm EDT

Couples Without Kids: Bennies & Challenges of Romantic Partnerships Without Parenthood
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Laura Carroll

Author,, Families of Two and The Baby Matrix
Laura Carroll, M.S., is a seasoned communications consultant and writes nonfiction. Her book on childfree couples, Families of Two, received international recognition and paved the way for her to become a leading voice on the childfree life. For over the last 15 years, she ha... Read More →

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Dawn Barnett

Local Coordinator/ PreKinder Teacher, CCI- Greenheart
Originally from Texas, Dawn now hails from Denver, Colorado with her husband and her four legged best friend. Dawn works as a local coordinator for international exchange students and teaches Pre Kinder Children at a private school. On February 19, 2008 at the age of 30, she became... Read More →
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Crystal Money

Crystal N. Money lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Mike, and two adorable pups, Olivia and Archie. She is currently pursuing a career in academia at Kennesaw State University, with a primary focus in practical and multi-disciplinary approach to ethics education. In her... Read More →

Friday October 6, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Hilton Cleveland Downtown - Center Street B

4:30pm EDT

Singles Without Kids: How to Be a Magnet for Love

You’re interested in dating but you are sure that you don’t want to be or can't be a parent.

You probably don’t want to date someone, grow attached and then feel hurt when the parenthood issue sends you off in separate directions.

Do you wonder if it’s worth it to risk dating those who aren’t sure if they want kids (but may be sure later on?) Are are you afraid you’ll scare away the “one” if you spell out your condition too soon?

Most important, how do you become a magnet and attract “the one” that will love and accept you as you really are?

Join single NotMoms and discover a proven path to finding true love.

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Susanna Goulder

CEO, Live Your GOODLIFE Speaking & Coaching
Susanna Goulder, GPCC, ACC, Interfaith minister and an award-winning wedding business owner, has married over 350 couples in exquisitely personalized, romantic ceremonies.  She has decoded what attracts true love from the detailed questionnaires answered individually by hundreds... Read More →

Friday October 6, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Hilton Cleveland Downtown - Center Street B
Saturday, October 7

2:15pm EDT

Tribes Within the Tribe: Child-Free by Chance (or Maybe a Bit of By Choice, Too)
Plain talk. Honest talk. With women who understand.

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Kyla Fitzpatrick

Childless by circumstance, Kyla Fitzpatrick has become all too familiar with the social stigma that comes with this territory. This is just one of the reasons that the NotMom Sisterhood has given her peace of mind and the comfort of finding a like-minded tribe. After a medical scare... Read More →

Saturday October 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
Hilton Cleveland Downtown - Center Street B

2:15pm EDT

Tribes Within the Tribe: Childfree By Choice
Plain talk. Honest talk. With women who understand.

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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... 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... Read More →

Saturday October 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
Hilton Cleveland Downtown - Hope A