2004 Events & Appearances: Executive Director
January 20041/11 - Presentation and discussion, "Adoption: Itís Changing our World," 11 a.m. to noon, at Temple Emanuel in Newton, Mass. For more information, please contact Jeffrey Cymrot at 617-965-4319 or email@example.com.
February 20042/3 - Testimony to the New Hampshire Senate Committee on Public Institutions, Health and Human Services in Concord, N.H., in favor of legislation allowing adult adoptees to gain access to their original birth certificates. For more information, please contact the Adoption Institute at 212-925-4089 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2/4 - Briefing for Massachusetts lawmakers, at the State House in Boston, relating to proposed legislation that would establish "safe havens" in the state. Pertmanís discussion will include findings from the Instituteís comprehensive study on the issue of unsafe infant abandonment, "Unintended Consequences" (www.adoptioninstitute.org). For more information, please contact the Institute at 212-925-4089 or email@example.com.
2/26-27 - Training and discussion of adoption issues for reporters and editors at the Sun-Sentinel newspaper in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., part of the Educating the Media project of the Adoption Instituteís Adoption Nation Education Initiative. For more information, please contact the Institute at 212-925-4089 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2/29 - Presentation and discussion at the 10th Annual Symposium of Ametz Adoption Program of Jewish Child Care Association: Infertility, Adoption and the Family. Held in cooperation with organizations including the Adoption Instituteís Adoption Nation Education Initiative, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., UJA Federation, 130 E. 59 St., New York. For more information, please contact JCCA at 212-558-9949 or email@example.com.
March 20043/6- Remarks at a fundraiser for the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, at which comedian Alison Larkin will preview her one-woman show "The English American" before its London opening. Attendance, on Long Island, is by invitation only. For more information, please contact the Institute at 212-925-4089 or firstname.lastname@example.org
3/16 - Presentation and discussion as a speaker in the "Fireside Chat" lecture series at New Directions, a Boston-based organization that works with business executives on career transitions. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 66 Long Warf, Boston. For more information, please contact 617-523-7775 or email@example.com
3/27 - Presentation and discussion, "A Revolution, Inside and Out," at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians (www.oah.org). The conference runs from March 25-28 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. For more information, please contact the OAH at 812-855-7311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 20044/3 - Presentation and discussion, "Infant Abandonment IS an Adoption Issue," at the American Adoption Congress (www.americanadoptioncongress.org) annual national conference, this year entitled "Back to Our Roots." The event runs from March 31 to April 4 at the Fairmont Hotel at the Plaza in Kansas City, Mo. For more information, please contact Pat Lubarsky at 858-513-1841 or email@example.com.
4/20 - Keynote address at the 19th Annual Adoption Conference of the South Carolina Council on Adoptable Children. The event, "Building Families Ö One Child at a Time," runs from April 18-21 at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Columbia, S.C. For more information, please contact COAC at 888-515-2622 or Juanitafirstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:Juanitaemail@example.com>
4/24 - Keynote address and
discussion, "Changing our Families, Changing our
World," for families attending a culture camp for
children adopted from China. Sponsored by Wide Horizons for
Children of Waltham, Mass. (www.whfc.org).
For more information, please contact Mary Seto at 781-419-0368
4/25 - Presentation and discussion at the American Infertility Associationís National Infertility and Adoption Conference (www.americaninfertility.org). The event runs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, 1535 Broadway, New York. For more information, please contact 888-917-3777 or firstname.lastname@example.org
4/27 - Guest appearance, discussion and Q&A on "Letís Talk Adoption Ö with Mardie Caldwell," starting at noon (East Coast Time), repeated at midnight. To listen, ask an on-air question, or get information, please go to <http://www.letstalkadoption.com/index.html>.
4/27 - An address and evening of conversation on current adoption issues, at McCormick and Schmickís Seafood Restauran, 34 Columbus Ave., Boston. The event, for the benefit of the Adoption Institute, begins with an informal wine reception and includes a three-course dinner. For more information or reservations, please call 617-482-3999 or email email@example.com.
4/29 - Keynote address, "Welcome to the Revolution," at the annual conference of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (www.adoptionattorneys.org) in Philadelphia. Details about time and location coming soon. For more information, please contact Craig Bluestein at 215-576-1030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4/30 - Keynote address, "A Revolution for Children," at the 9th Annual Conference of the Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents. The event, Count Us In for Connecticutís Youth, takes place at the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa in Groton. For more information, please contact Maura Provencher at 860-258-3400 or by email at email@example.com.
5/6 - Keynote address, "Adoption and the Internet," at A National and State Perspective on Current Adoption Trends, sponsored by the Connecticut Council on Adoption. The conference takes place at the Village of Families and Children in Hartford, Conn. For more information, please contact Noreen Bachteler at 860-550-6326 or by email at Noreen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
5/8 - Two presentations, "Welcome to the Revolution" and "Changing the Media, Changing Minds" at the annual ODS Adoption Community of New England conference. Event runs 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Milford High School in Milford, MA. For more information, please call 800-932-3678 or email email@example.com.
5/13 - Keynote address at a luncheon celebrating the 50th
Anniversary of the California Association of Adoption
at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sacramento, Calif. For more
information, please contact Frances Johnese at 408-975-5150
5/21- Keynote address- "International Adoption, a Revolution in the Making", at the Intercountry Adoption Conference sponsored by the Center for Adoption Policies and the New York Law School Justice Action Center. For more information, please see http://www.nyls.edu/pages/2305.asp
6/1 - Address and Q&A about adoption in society and the law, for judges in the Boston area, sponsored by the Flaschner Judicial Institute. The event begins 5:30 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel in Newton, Mass. For more information, please contact Lisa Ferrara at 617-226-1566 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
6/15 - Brief address after the one-woman show "The English American," starring Alison Larkin, at A Night of Comedy for a Cause - a gala fundraising event for the Adoption Institute. Cocktails at 6:15 p.m., show at 7 p.m. at the Kimmel Center, NYU, 60 Washington Sq. South. For more information, please call 212-925-4089, email email@example.com, or go to www.adoptioninstitute.org
7/22 - Featured speaker at the Denver Forum, on "How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming America," luncheon beginning at noon in the Sage Room of the Oxford Hotel, 1600 17th Street, Denver. For more information or to make reservations, please call 303-832-9030 or go to www.thedenverforum.com.
7/23 - Featured speaker at the City Club of San Diego, on "How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming America," luncheon beginning at noon in the television studios of KGTV-10, 4600 Air Way, San Diego. For more information or to make reservations, please call 619-687-3580 or go to www.cityclubofsandiego.com/events.asp.
7/23 - Presentation and discussion, "The World is
Changing," at the 6th annual Korean American
Adoptee Adoptive Family Network (www.KAANet.com)
conference, "Building Connections, Honoring
Difference." The event runs July 23-25 at the Clarion
Hotel, San Francisco. For more information, contact
916-933-1447 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
7/28 - Presentation and discussion at the annual conference of the North American Council on Adoptable Children, "30 Years of Celebrating Families." The event runs from July 28-31 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis. For more information, please contact NACAC at 651-644-3036 or email@example.com.
9/18 - Keynote address and training, "Adoption Past and Present," for social workers and other professionals, at the annual Infant Adoption Awareness Conference of the Arizonaís Children Association. The event takes place at the Chaparall Suites Resort-Scottsdale. For more information, please contact Jan Cardwell at 800-947-7611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
9/21 - Keynote presentation on a webcast entitled "School Daze," about adoption in the schools, sponsored by As Simple as That. For more information about how to participate, please go to http://simpleasthat.com/webcast/school.php.
9/18 - Remarks at a reception in Washington, D.C., celebrating the Adoption Instituteís receipt of a congressional Angel in Adoption award. The event is hosted by Al Hunt of the Wall Street Journal and Judy Woodruff of CNN, with special guest Scott Simon of National Public Radio. For information or to ask about attending, please write email@example.com or call 212-925-4089.
10/14 - Presentation and discussion on a webcast entitled "Birthparents: How to Talk to Your Children about their Family of Origin," sponsored by As Simple as That. For more information about how to participate, please go to http://simpleasthat.com/webcast/school.php.
10/16 - Presentation and discussion, "What We Donít Know
Can Hurt Kids," at the Adoption Council of Canada
Conference, "Building Lifelong Connections: Permanency
Options for Children and Families," at the Hilton Hotel
in Saint John, New Brunswick. For more information, please
contact the ACC at 888-542-3678
11/4 - Featured speaker at the Syracuse University College of Law, on legal and social aspects of "How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming America," beginning at 11:45 a.m., in Room 200 of the Law School. For more information, please call Professor Cynthia Mabry at 315-443-6565.
11/6 - Keynote speaker at a National Adoption Month symposium at Children of the World, 6 West Main Street in Westboro, MA. For more information, please contact Maureen Tallon at 508-366-7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
11/8-10 - Two presentations at the annual Child Welfare League of American conference, "All in the Family," in Los Angeles. At 2 p.m. on Nov. 8, "Disruption: What do We Really Know?" and at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 10, "Using the Media in Child-Specific Recruitment." For more information, please go to http://www.cwla.org/conferences/2004ADOPTION.htm.
11/13 - Two presentations, "Itís All Right and Getting Better" and "Changing the Media, Changing Minds," at the annual conference of the Adoption Resource Network, Inc. The event takes place at the Bay Trail Middle School in Penfield, NY. For more information, please contact Lisa Maynard at 585-586-9586 or email@example.com, or go to www.arni.org.
11/19 - Representing the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute at National Adoption Day celebration in Boston, sponsored by the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange. For more information, please contact Corina Hopkins at 617-542-3678 or 800-882-1176, or go to http://mareinc.org/nad.html.