Men Having Babies' Annual Conferences and Seminars


Schedule
Benefits
Rates
Forms


Schedule


MHB is adapting to the changing public health guidelines while continuing to support gay Intended Parents around the world. Therefore, the timing and format of our events have been adjusted as needed. We have opportunities for sponsors at our summer and fall events, including the one-day conferences in Florida and Tel Aviv (in partnership with local organizations). See below for eligibility requirements, outreach benefits, and sponsorship forms.
MHB West Coast
• San Francisco, January 18-19, 2020
- The Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel

MHB Canada / Parenting Seminar
• March 7, 2020
- The 519, Toronto’s LGBTQ community center

MHB Midwest

• Chicago, July 18-19, 2020 (note the new date!)
- NEWDoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Magnificent Mile

MHB Florida / Latin America

• Fort Lauderdale, August 29, 2020
- NEWThe Pride Center at Equality Park

Parenting Options for European Gay Men
• Brussels, September 12-13, 2020
- The Hotel, Brussels 

Parenting Options for Asian Gay Men

• Taipei, October 2-3, 2020 (note the new date!)
- The W Taipei 

MHB New York
• New York, November 7-8. 2020
- TKP New York

MHB Israel
• Tel Aviv, December 4-5, 2020
- EastTLV

Eligibility and discounts



  • All Surrogacy Agencies (or representatives of surrogacy agencies) and Clinics that wish to participate at our conferences and the Gay Parenting Assistance Program are required to state explicitly that they offer surrogacy services adhering to the MHB’s Baseline Protocols, as spelled out in our Ethical Framework.


  • The MHB’s Provider Directory only includes service providers that are either conference sponsors (current or next year) or those who participate in our Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP). 2020 sponsors will remain on the directory until December 31, 2020, unless they sign up for a 2021 conference or renew their GPAP pledge.

  • Our Rating Tables now only feature providers that meet at least one of the following conditions: (a) Exhibit in at least one of our conferences at the Bronze level or above AND offer pro bono services as part of GPAP. (b) Exhibit in at least one of our conferences at the Gold level or above. (c) Exhibit in at least two of our conferences at Bronze or above. Anyone signing up for 2020 conferences will be immediately eligible to be added to the tables. 2020 sponsors will remain on the rating tables until December 31, 2020, unless they sign up for 2021 as well.




Sponsorship options: rates and outreach benefits


Exhibiting sponsorship levels typically range from Platinum (limited to one agency and one clinic) to Gold, Silver and Bronze. Non-exhibiting options are typically available for Silver and Bronze as well (for providers who do not require an exhibit table or wish to sponsor without attending). Rates for available sponsorship levels for the 2020 conference vary across location and can be viewed in the appropriate sponsorship options table below. These levels are especially suitable for clinics, surrogacy and / or egg donation agencies, and law firms.
  1. 2020 Sponsorship Options Table
  2. Florida 2020 Sponsorship Options Table
  3. Israel 2020 Sponsorship Options Table

Providers of
complementary / third party services (escrow services, pharmacies, insurance providers, cord blood preservation, etc.) are also invited to participate. We offer a range of promotion and underwriting options, some reserved exclusively for 3rd party service providers (see page 2 of the above documents). To take advantage of these options, a provider needs to sign up for at least a “Non-exhibiting Bronze” option.

Please note:

• We have one set of sponsorship rates for the San Francisco, Taipei, Brussels and NY events, and separate rates for Chicago and for the one-day Fort Lauderdale and Tel Aviv conferences.
• You will be eligible for 5% frequency discount off conference fees (beyond applicable GPAP related discounts) when you simultaneously sign up at once for:
  • 3 or more Gold / Platinum conferences OR
  • 2 Gold/Platinum + 2 Silver - OR -
  • 1 Gold/Platinum + 4 Silver

Sponsorship forms


Given the various fee structures of our conferences, we have several forms for sponsorship (see below).
Use the 2020 Conferences form to sign up for our major conferences in SF, Taipei, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Brussels and NY.
- For
Tel Aviv 2020 signup, please use the 2020 Tel Aviv Conference form.

Please note:
  • Regardless of the conference(s) you choose to sponsor now, you may return to this form at any time to sign up to become a sponsor for any additional conference(s). 
  • Please remember that your registration date will determine your placement within each sponsorship level.
  • To reserve your priority spot you will be prompted to use a credit card to pay 10% of the sponsorship amount, with the balance payable by check or wire transfer no later than 90 days prior to each event.
  • Please review the full terms and conditions of our Event Exhibiting and Sponsorship Agreement.

2020 Conferences

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2020 Tel Aviv conference

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