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#1 of 15 Old 09-25-2008, 12:02 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anybody going?

This conference is going to be AMAZING! We have got a really great collection of speakers and workshops, but that is just the beginning. The conference is overlapping with a MotherBaby Film Festival and there is going to be a shared party for both at the Traverse City Opera House featuring Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein and booksignings with a lot of the most influential authors in the midwifery/birthing world, including Jennifer Block, Suzanne Arms, Marsden Wagner, and Shonda Parker.

I wanted to let people know that the conference has just posted very inexpensive daily rates of $60 for each day, except Saturday, and $100 for Saturday. This rate doesn't include meals, but does include keynotes and workshops. The hotel offers discounted rates through this Friday and MANA has roommate matching available on its website.

Traverse City is absolutely beautiful this time of year.

I would love to see some MDC people there. Come on up.

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Anybody going?


I wanted to let people know that the conference has just posted very inexpensive daily rates of $60 for each day, except Saturday, and $100 for Saturday. This rate doesn't include meals, but does include keynotes and workshops. The hotel offers discounted rates through this Friday and MANA has roommate matching available on its website.

Traverse City is absolutely beautiful this time of year.

I would love to see some MDC people there. Come on up.

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I love Marsden Wagner! I wish I could go. The CNM I work with is going. I already spent my time away from home this year with my trip down to THE Farm... I wouldn't trade my time with those ladies for anything!

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i'm going! looking forward to the michigan meet=up there too...
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Yay! I'll be glad to see you.

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Anyone in K-zoo or Grand Rapids need a ride up to the conference on Thursday morning, or coming back Sat. evening?
PM me!
I'll be leaving k-zoo just before 5am and coming through GR around 6 something.
I have lots of room in my suburban, so if you need a ride up there, back, or both, please let me know! I'd hate to spend double gas cause we didn't get connected. Non-smoking vehicle. Thanks!
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I have been sooo torn! I really REALLY want to be there!!! We have been trying to work it out, but it's not looking very likely for me ...have fun ladies!!!
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See everyone in a couple days

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I'll be there. SOooooo looking forward to it.

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I so want to go but I've already got plans this weekend.
A friend of mine and I are already talking about making sure we get to go next year though.

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I'll be there. SOooooo looking forward to it.
Good, I'm going to need someone to cause trouble with me

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Good, I'm going to need someone to cause trouble with me
I wanna help cause trouble! As much trouble as I can muster with my big boy breastfeeding every two mintues!! Cant wait to see you!
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I wanna help cause trouble! As much trouble as I can muster with my big boy breastfeeding every two mintues!! Cant wait to see you!
Yes, I believe we were supposed to stir things up at some kind of previous event, so we've got extra to make up for Shannon:

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I'll be there too! Jen, I would have loved to drive up with you, but I can't leave until late Thursday evening.
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I'll be there too! Jen, I would have loved to drive up with you, but I can't leave until late Thursday evening.
Oh rats, do you have a class that night? I'm taking the NNR class on Thursday, hence the super early leaving...
But I'm sure I'll see you there!
YAY
almost time!!!
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Oh rats, do you have a class that night? I'm taking the NNR class on Thursday, hence the super early leaving...
But I'm sure I'll see you there!
YAY
almost time!!!
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Yep, teaching until 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the NNR class! I'll look forward to catching up there.
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