About The Conference
[Please note this event is self-funded and so, unfortunately is NOT FREE ]
A UK Conference for men and women who are childless-by-circumstance.
For one reason or another, we don't have children and spend a lot of the time being reminded of this. This conference is for us all to get together in a safe environment and listen to the most phenomenal speakers and build on our supportive community.
You can read a little more on how this event came to life on the 'About Us' page.
The Arden Hotel
14th October 2017
09:00 - 17:30
Why not stay for a meal afterwards
This Conference is for anyone, men and women, who are Childless by circumstance.
Morning Program for Men
Unfortunately it has been necessary to cancel the men's morning programme.
Please take a look at our revised morning programme for an exciting, varied and expert menu.
We would love you to join us!
Morning Program for Women
09:00 - 10:00 - Registration
10:00 - 10:45 - Beth Follini.
Coach. Ticktock coaching.
When to stop trying? Making the decision and accepting it.
10:45 - 11.00 - Refreshments
11:00 - 11:45 - Allan Pacey.
Professor of Andrology. Sheffield University
Sperm health and Research.
11:45 - 12:30 -Kirsty Woodward
Current policy and future planning for adults ageing without children.
12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch
13:30 - 14:15 - Tom Webb.
Film maker- Upbeat productions.
Director- 'The Easy Bit'
-In conversation with infertile men.
14:15 - 15:00 - T.B.C.
15:00 - 15:15 - Refreshments
15:15-17:15 - Helen Segal.
Founder: Freedom to Live, Be.Create.
17:15 - 17:30 - Closing remarks.
Hi, my name is Kerry and I am childless-by-circumstance. By default I am also excluded from aspects of our society which is very child/parent orientated. It's like getting derailed from the journey that my parent friends have carried on along. If I don't have children what is my purpose from a societal perspective?
Since recognising how I felt about no longer being able to have children I have been caught between being 'hidden' and being 'invisible' to those around me. This double-edged sword takes some navigating. But there is no road map is there? Last year I referred to those who attended the first Conference as Pioneers. And they were. They were not only leading the way but finding their way too.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Other Are Saying
I arrived alone and left with friends. I was very nervous about coming along but I don't know why, everyone was really friendly and the support I received was incredible. It will stay with me for life.
When is the next one!!!??
The sessions throughout the day really helped me, especially the EFT which I will continue at home. The speakers resonated with me on a level I have never experienced anywhere else. Thank you for gathering us all together under one roof.