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Friday, October 9 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Welcome to the manifestation of the highly innovative idea that for just one weekend, women who are not mothers might come together to learn, laugh, recharge and connect. It's the most different women's conference of the year: A celebration of women who, by their own choice, uncontrollable circumstance or quiet ambivalence, are not mothers. May this introduction to the scope of the NotMom community - from the Summit ballroom to countries around the world - remind you that you are not alone.

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Amy Blackstone, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Maine & Co-Owner, we're {not} having a baby!
Sociologist and NotMom Amy Blackstone is Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of Maine where she studies the childfree choice, workplace harassment, and civic engagement. She is a textbook author and has published dozens of peer-reviewed pieces on the childfree and other topics. Dedicated to bringing social scientific knowledge to broad audiences, Dr. Blackstone regularly writes Op-Eds and her research has been featured in... Read More →
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Laura M. LaVoie

NotMom Summit Co-Administrator & Writer for The NotMom.com, The NotMom.com
Laura M. LaVoie is a freelance writer living in a 120 square-foot house in the mountains of Western North Carolina with her partner, Matt, and their hairless cat, Piglet. In 2011, Laura and Matt took their tiny house experience to Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa to build a shelter for Zulu orphans and other vulnerable children. | | Laura's been a NotMom for as long as she can remember. She didn't even like kids when she was a kid and... Read More →
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Karen Malone Wright

Administrator, The NotMom Summit, Founding Voice & Chief Executive, TheNotMom®
Karen Malone Wright launched The NotMom.com in 2012 for herself and the one of every five American women who are childless or childfree. Her insights and ideas spring from a notable career directing communications strategy in philanthropy, health care, television and print media in Cleveland, Detroit and Washington, D.C. | A skilled presenter, in 2012 Karen spotlighted the online audience of women without children at BlogHer, the world’s... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Downtown Marriott at Key Center - Ballroom

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