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USBC Membership Meeting & Conference Registration

USBC Membership Meeting

The USBC Membership Meeting will take place on Thursday, June 13 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration for NBCC and the Membership Meeting happens via one registration form. That said, if you plan to attend only the Membership Meeting and not the conference, please contact  membership@usbreastfeeding.org for your "Membership Meeting Only" registration instructions.

Please note that, due to the membership expansion, the USBC Membership Meeting is open *only* to USBC Members. Organizations or coalitions considering applying for membership must do so prior to the March 31 application deadline in order to be eligible to participate in the membership meeting. If you have any questions, please email membership@usbreastfeeding.org.

Conference

The main conference program will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday June 14, and end at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday June 15. Registration for the conference includes all plenary and breakout sessions, conference materials, entry to exhibits and Thursday's Welcome Exhibits Dessert Reception, breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday, and all refreshment breaks.

In addition, all membership meeting attendees (and conference registrants) are encouraged to participate in the NBCC Welcome Exhibits Dessert Reception from 8:00 - 9:30 p.m on Thursday, June 13.

Conference Categories & Fees

There are several categories of registration, with fees as follows:

  • Member Organization Representative: $325
    • This category is *only* for the four officially appointed representatives of the USBC member organizations. If your coalition or organization is applying for membership, reminder that your application must be received by March 31, 2019 in order to be eligible to use this registration category for the 2019 Membership Meeting and NBCC.
      • If your organization is already a member of USBC, and you have questions regarding your organization's member representatives, please contact your CEO/Division Director, and/or current representatives by clicking on their profile page in the Members Directory. Member organization leaders are responsible for assigning and changing representatives.
      • Anyone aside from, or in addition to, the four member reps is asked to register using the next appropriate category that applies to them.
  • Coalition Attendee (non-sponsored): $375
    • This category is for additional and/or non-member representatives from the state/territorial breastfeeding coalitions (beyond the two sponsored attendees), as well as for representatives from ANY other type of breastfeeding coalition. To use this registration category, you must be attending the convening as a representative for your coalition.
      • If this is not you, please review the categories for one that is a better fit. If none of the discounted categories represent you accurately, please register as an "Open Attendee," as this is the appropriate category for you. If you are uncertain, please email the planner to discuss your circumstance.
  • State/Territorial Coalition Sponsored Attendee: $225: This Registration Category is now Closed.
    • Each of the breastfeeding coalitions from the 50 states, DC, and U.S. territories (e.g., Puerto Rico), is asked to select two individuals who will receive travel support and a reduced registration rate as a Coalition Sponsored Attendee. Only the two individuals designated by the state/territorial breastfeeding coalitions shown in the USBC Coalitions Directory are eligible to register in this category. For details and questions about this category, please review the Guidelines for Selection of Attendees.

    • Sponsored Attendees will receive this discounted registration rate as well as travel support (flight, train or mileage reimbursement). As in the past, attendees are required to stay in the conference hotel, booking and paying the hotel directly for their room.
    • Note for State/Territorial Coalition Sponsored Attendees: In the event of cancellation, the attendee will be responsible for reimbursing the full cost of any travel reservations paid for by the USBC (and the attendee will bank, in their own name, the value of that ticket with the airline for their own future travel. Unfortunately, tickets cannot be transferred to another person, per airline policy).
  • WIC Employee: $375
      • All WIC employees, including Peer Counselors, State Breastfeeding Coordinators, or other, are asked to register using this category. If you are a WIC employee, and also a coalition member, we ask you to please register using the WIC category (same price) so we have an accurate assessment of WIC participation.
    • Open Attendee: $450
      • Open attendee category is for anyone that does not apply to the above registration categories.

    Continuing Education Credits

    The USBC is applying for Continuing Education Credits for physicians, nurses, public health professionals, health education specialists and lactation support providers, which will be available to attendees for a fee of $75 per person (added during registration, if selected). A final announcement will have details.

    See the Additional Event Details webpage for more information on Wednesday's Advocacy Day at the Capitol and  Thursday's USBC Membership Meeting. They are add-on items to the conference registration. If you'd like to register for the Membership Meeting or Advocacy Training Workshop only, and not the conference itself, please contact  membership@usbreastfeeding.org for your registration instructions.

    IMPORTANT Registration Tips and Troubleshooting:

    • To register for the event, (and see all registration categories applicable to you) you to be logged in to the USBC website. If you need to set up a new user account on the USBC website or need log-in support, please visit: http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/l/li/in.
    • Do not use the Google Chrome browser when registering. It has issues and glitches.
    • All registration is online, with payment required at the time of registration via Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. The name and billing address in the payment (pop up box) fields MUST ALIGN with the Credit Card's name and billing address, or else it will not process. Those fields are editable. There's no need to edit the email address.
    • Lastly, upon completing the registration, we suggest you check your spam folder immediately if you don't receive the confirmation at the email address you used to register. Registration confirmation emails are sometimes diverted to spam or junk folders.

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    NBCC 2019 Cancellation Policy

    To cancel a registration, a written request must be received by the USBC via e-mail to conference@usbreastfeeding.org, no later than 8:00 p.m. ET on Monday, May 27, 2019. Cancellations received on or before May 27, 2019, will be refunded, less a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after May 27, 2019. The USBC regrets that refunds will not be granted for "no-shows."

    • Note for State/Territorial Coalition Sponsored Attendees: In the event of cancellation, the attendee will be responsible for reimbursing the full cost of any travel reservations paid for by the USBC (and the attendee will bank, in their own name, the value of that ticket with the airline for their own future travel. Unfortunately, tickets cannot be transferred to another person, per airline policy).

    For questions or concerns about your event registration, please contact conference@usbreastfeeding.org