2013 Annual Conference
The largest educational consumer
infertility conference in the country!
Saturday, November 2, 2013 | 8:00am – 5:00pm
Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel
181 Boston Post Road W., Marlborough, MA
Stay tuned for updates about our 2014 Annual Conference!
2013 Annual Conference Information
- Conference Registration
- Conference Schedule
- Conference Announcements
- Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Jordan Carr
- 2013 Sponsors
- Conference Exhibitors
- Click here to sign up for updates about our 2013 Annual Conference
2013 Annual Conference Registration
REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. Stay tuned for updates about our 2014 Annual Conference!
Financial assistance is available. If you’d like to apply a scholarship towards your registration fees and/or Household membership, you may do so via the online registration process.
2013 Annual Conference Schedule
View our complete conference schedule of over 40 infertility and adoption workshops.
2013 Conference Announcements
Latest updates are posted at the top of this section.
- November 4, 2013: Thank you to our generous community partners and friends who donated to our Annual Conference raffle!
Adoptive Families magazine 1 year subscription – Donated by Adoptive Families Magazine
Gift basket and $100 Best Western gift card – Donated by Best Western Royal Plaza
Preparation of One Cryo-preserved Embryo Legal Agreement (Value $625) – Donated by Catherine Tucker, Esq.
Preparation and Negotiation of One Egg Donation Legal Agreement (Value $975) – Donated by Catherine Tucker, Esq.
UCONN Tote Bag – Donated by Center for Advanced Reproductive Services
“I’m not crazy, I’m on Lupron”…a journey through infertility by Stacey Rourke – Donated by Journey to Parenthood (1 book)
Percentage off Attorney Services for Adoption/Surrogacy – Sean Ennis, Esq., Mulvey, Ennis, Keefe & Donovan LLC, Boston, MA – Donated by Journey to Parenthood
The Special Suitcase: A Story About Surrogacy by Kari Rosenkrantz (5 books) – Donated by author
Every Drunken Cheerleader by Kristine Waits (3 books) – Donated by author
Starbucks $50 Gift Card – Donated by Stepping Stones
SCSA DNA Fragmentation Test (Value $500) – Donated by SCSA Diagnostics
Yankee Candle gift basket
- October 24, 2013: Sneak Peak at Elizabeth Jordan Carr’s Keynote Speech! Take a brief moment to watch a quick preview video of Ms. Carr’s upcoming keynote speech on November 2nd. Watch here!
- October 16, 2013: New Exhibitors Join!
We are excited to add four new organizations to our list of conference exhibitors. See full list. Apply today to join them!
- October 2, 2013: Reminder that CEU Credits are Available for Professionals
We will once again offer CEU (Continuing Education Units) Credits for nurses and social workers. Please register in advance for your CEUs. Please note that there is a $35 processing fee. This year, CEU certificates will be given out onsite at the conference; at the end of the day, you can turn in your evaluation form and receive your CEU credit certificate. Our Annual Conference provides 7.2 hours for nurses as established by the MA Board of Nursing and 7 hours for social workers as established by the National Association of Social Workers.
- September 24, 2013: Discounted Hotel Room Rates Available!
A select number of guest rooms for both November 1st and 2nd have been reserved for a discounted rate of $89 a night, which includes a cold continental breakfast. For reservations, please contact the hotel directly at 508.460.0700 and ask for the RESOLVE Guest Room Block.
- September 20, 2013: Register by October 15th and Receive Kristen Magnacca Darcy’s Book for Free!
Love and Infertility: Survival Strategies for Balancing Infertility, Marriage, and Life was awarded the inaugural Hope Award for Best Book by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
- September 19, 2013: Apply Today for a Scholarship to Our Annual Conference
We offer the Lisa Fenn Gordenstein Access Scholarships thanks to a generous grant from the TJX Foundation, in loving memory of Lisa Fenn Gordenstein. These scholarships help us to ensure that cost should not be a barrier to the infertility education and support you need. Scholarships are available to RNE members and can be used towards Household Membership if you are unable to afford it. Apply for a scholarship during the registration process!
- September 18, 2013: New Exhibitors Join!
We are excited to add five new organizations to our list of conference exhibitors. See full list. Apply today to join them!
- September 1, 2013: Registration Now Open!
We anticipate this year’s conference to be one of our largest to date. Register early to secure your seat!
- June 19, 2013: Keynote Speaker Announced
We are thrilled and honored to have Elizabeth Jordan Carr as our keynote speaker for our 2013 Annual Conference! Read more about Mrs. Carr.
- June 19, 2013: Exhibitor Opportunities Available
Do you have a product or service aimed towards the infertility and adoption communities of New England? Apply today to be an exhibitor at the largest infertility consumer conference of its kind in the United States.
2013 Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Jordan Carr
In 1981, Elizabeth Jordan Carr became the first baby born through in-vitro fertilization in the United States. Carr, who has spoken about fertility and infertility around the world, is currently the social media marketing manager for The Boston Globe/Boston.com, having previously worked as the senior health & wellness producer for Boston.com. A graduate of Simmons College and former Naughton Fellow at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., she also currently blogs about her personal fitness journey on Boston.com’s Get Moving blog.
2013 Conference Sponsors
Generous corporate sponsorship has been provided by the following sponsors; click on their logos below to visit their websites.
|Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Center for Infertility & Reproductive Surgery
European Sperm Bank USA
Reproductive Science Center of New England
Current List of Exhibitors (Apply today to be an exhibitor)
Adoptions From the Heart
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Center for Infertility Reproductive Surgery
Center for Advanced Reproductive Services at UConn Health Center
Circle Egg Donation
Domar Center for Mind/Body Health
European Sperm Bank USA
Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Fertility Centers of New England
Fertility Source Companies
Good Start Genetics
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Center for Reproductive Health
|Journey to Parenthood
Kristen Magnacca Darcy
Law Firm of Victoria T. Ferrara
Law Office of Catherine Tucker
Lutheran Social Services of New England
Massachusetts General Fertility Center
Merck (Green Room Exhibitor)
Reproductive Science Center of New England
RESOLVE New England
Rinovum Womens Health, Inc.
Tiny Treasures Egg Donation Agency
Village Fertility Pharmacy
Women & Infants Hospital Center for Reproduction & Infertility