About this Event
So, how well do you know your fertility?
The truth is...your fertility matters, even if you never want to be pregnant.
Millions of women struggle with reproductive health issues like PCOS, endometriosis and fibroids, resulting in fertility challenges. Not only that, it's a biological reality that fertility gradually declines over time.
So, why aren't we talking about it? Let's be real. It's very taboo, but you deserve to be informed. You deserve to know what's going on with your body so you can be empowered & make the best choices now and for the future you. In your 20's, 30's or 40's? No matter what your journey looks like, you're invited to our space with phenomenal women all over the DC-metro, along with top women's health experts for a REAL TALK on Fertility, Infertility & Body Image.
We are not leaving anything out. Let's share our stories. Let's break the cycle. Let's break the stigma.
11:30-1:00 PM - PRE- BLOOM SUMMIT SOCIAL AT MINDSPACE DC
You're invited to join us at MINDSPACE DC (3 minute walk from the summit venue) for food, festive drinks & vibes before the grand BLOOM summit! Food & festive drinks will be served at the social ONLY! RSVP on the ticket page. *Ticket holders only*
1:00 PM -5:00 PM - BLOOM SUMMIT DC AT EATON DC HOTEL
Get ready for an afternoon of women's health empowerment at the most beautiful Eaton DC!
2022 BLOOM SUMMIT SPEAKER LINE UP:
EXPERT PANEL: REAL TALK! Fertility, Infertility & Body Image + Q&A
Understanding your fertility now gives you more options later. What is fertility? What tests do I need to take? Should I consider egg-freezing? What if I have PCOS? How do I cope mentally or support a loved one? What about my diet? We are not leaving anything out. Hear from the top experts on how to optimize your fertility and walk in your power! Panelists include Women's Health Dietitian Joanna Pustilnik, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/Sex Therapist Marissa Nelson, Fertility Doctor Dr. Abbaa Sarhan and Acupuncturist Dr. Safiya McCarter. Moderated by Clinical Psychologist & Host of The Balanced Working Mama Podcast, Dr. Amber Thornton.
My Fertility Story: A Fireside Chat with Ivori & La-Anna
Two women join forces on the BLOOM summit stage to share their unique fertility stories with one mission...to break the silence. After almost 20 years of infertility, Ivori Lipscomb-Warren welcomed her rainbow baby. From being born with a double uterus, to living with fibroids and endometriosis, La-Anna Douglas persevered. These phenomenal women are using their voices to educate and empower hundreds of women. Don't miss this fireside chat, led by BLOOM Emcee Extraordinare, Ashlei Stevens.
Let's Chat! The Egg Donor & Surrogacy Process
If you've ever been curious about the egg donor or surrogacy process, now is your time to hear all about it. With advances in medical technology, there are non-traditional paths to building families, depending on individual needs. It doesn't hurt to be in the know. Valerie Agyeman, Host of The Flourish Heights Podcast will be in conversation with women's health advocates & leaders, Debbie Villafana of Fairfax Eggbank and Perla Piekutowski of Fairfax Surrogacy. Watch this LIVE podcast recording at the summit!
Performance by Singer Abigail Furr // Music by DJ Franky J
Get cozy in our safe space where you'll get to enjoy great music, shop women-owned brands, share your stories, receive gems, win raffles & engage with experts stigma-free, while being surrounded by amazing women of the DC-metro. Let's walk in our power together!
Shop woman-owned brands including FullWell, Machee Creates, Defined Elegance Candles & more.
A % of the summit proceeds will go to the Cade Foundation to help spread fertility awareness and serve the needs of families struggling with infertility.
What time does the summit begin?
The summit begins at 1 pm prompt at Eaton DC. Located at 1201 K Street NW.
Will there be food?
Yes, but ONLY at our Pre-BLOOM SOCIAL from 11:30am -1:00 pm at MINDSPACE which is a 3 minute walk away from the summit venue at Eaton DC. Come vibe with us & enjoy food + festive drinks before the summit begins! *ticket holders only*
Is there a dress code?
Yes! Dressy Casual. Think BLOOM :)
What are my transportation/parking options?
Attendees are encouraged to Lyft, Uber, cab, take public transit or carpool. Street parking is available. The closest parking garage is slightly off 13th street which is a 3-5 min walk from the venue. The garage address is One Franklin Sq. 1315 K street NW. Costs range from $10-12. (Please allow extra time for arrival)
Will there be COVID precautions?
We encourage the use of masks throughout the summit to minimize the risk of transmissions. We will have hand sanitizer and masks on-site for your use.
What's the refund policy?
Unfortunately, there will be no refunds. Should you purchase a ticket and can't make it, please email [email protected] with the name of the person you would like to transfer your ticket to.
Eaton DC, 1201 K Street Northwest, Washington, United States
USD 0.00 to USD 56.00