Looking for the 2013 calendar? It’s over here! This list of 2012 birth and breastfeeding conferences was compiled by the community at the Birth Policy Network. February 4, 2012 – Greater Houston Midwives Alliance Cruise Conference February 17-19, 2o12 – regional MANA conference in Tempe, AZ March 16-18th 2012 —NACPM symposium in the DC area April…

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(Eds note: Back by popular demand! This post was originally run last August, after our Twitter chat on tweeting conferences.  We asked JonaRose Feinberg (@CallMeCass) if she would share her BirthGenius with all of us in anticipation of  Lamaze 2011. We’re lucky she agreed! Here’s her guest post – enjoy.) Using Twitter at a conference adds a…

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Last post Jeanette outlined why Facebook isn’t the ideal social media platform to use at a conference. What platform is most valuable for conference goers eager for information sharing, but short on time for their Facebook news feed? Using Twitter is quick, can happen on a smart phone, and allows a micro-focus on conference sharing…

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In our last post, we talked about using social media to deepen your birth and breastfeeding conference experience. We were also looking for ways to engage the conference goers with social media. Here’s what we did – right down to the impact. Facebook Friendraiser. The goal: make as many (or more!) virtual new doula friends…

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