ADAM PERTMAN'S SPEECHES & APPEARANCES
and PRESENTATIONS BY SENIOR STAFF

Appearances in 2005
January 2005
February 2005
March 2005
April 2005
May 2005
June 2005
July 2005
August 2005
September 2005
October 2005
November 2005
December 2005
Past Speeches & Presentations by Adam Pertman
2004

** Denotes presentation by senior staff, otherwise speeches are by Adam Pertman.

January 2005

1/24 - Washington, D.C.
Keynote address for reporters and editors, “Adoption in the Media,” at the Journalism Fellowship Conference in Child and Family Policy. The event takes place at the Wyndham City Center, 1143 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, please contact Vanessa Lee at 301-405-2388 or vlee@jmail.umd.edu.

February 2005

2/8 - Newton, MA
Presentation and discussion for teachers and administrators, “Adoption in the Classroom,” at the Ward Elementary School in Newton, Mass. For more information about the Adoption Institute’s Educate the Educators program, please write to info@adoptioninstitute.org or call 212-925-4089 or 617-332-8944.

2/16 - Minneapolis, MN
Presentation and discussion, “Changes in Our Families and Our Lives,” for the Target Adoption Network. The event takes place from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. at Target Plaza in Minneapolis, MN. For more information, please email beth.rozga@target.com or call 612-304-6153.

March 2005

3/6Wynnwood, PA
Keynote address, “How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming America,” 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the “Embracing Adoption: Building Jewish Families” conference sponsored by the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia and other area organizations. Pertman also will present one workshop at the event, which takes place at the Perelman Jewish Day School in Wynnwood, PA. For more information, please call 610-645-8380, email conference@jewishadoption.org, or visit www.jewishadoption.org.

3/16Philadelphia, PA
Presentation and discussion, “Cutting-edge Issues in Foster Care Adoption,” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Delaware Valley Adoption Council, composed of professionals representing about 40 agencies in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The event takes place at Methodist Family Services of Philadelphia, 4300 Monument Road, Philadelphia, PA. For more information, please call Louis Couderc at 610-431-3598 x208 or email l.couderc@friendsassoc.org .

April 2005

4/2Milford, MA
Two presentations, “Welcome to the Revolution” and “Changing the Media, Changing Minds,” at the annual ODS Adoption Community of New England conference. The 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 info@odsacone.org.

4/6Lahaska, PA
Presentation and discussion, “Adoption and Diversity in the Classroom,” for teachers and administrators at 4 p.m., then for parents at 7 p.m., at the Buckingham Friends School in Lahaska, Pa. For more information about the Adoption Institute’s Educate the Educators program, please write to info@adoptioninstitute.org or call 212-925-4089 or 617-332-8944.

4/16Dorchester, MA
Presentation and discussion, “Adoption in the Media,” 2-3 p.m., on the first day of the two-day conference, “Bridging the Gap: Connection, Community and Identity for First and Second Generation Vietnamese Adoptees,” sponsored by the Vietnamese Adoptee Network. The event takes places at the Vietnamese Community Center, 42 Charles Street, Dorchester, MA. For more information, please email Diane Tavitian at dtavit@mit.edu or visit the VAN website, http://van-online.org/index.html.

4/18/05Washington, DC
Leading a discussion on intercountry adoption after a screening of the documentary “Compassion and Controversy: The U.S. Moratorium on Cambodian Adoption.” The event, organized for members of Congress and their staffs by Resume Adoptions Truthfully and Honestly, Cambodian Adoption Rescue Effort (http://www.rathcare.org), will be held 9-10:30 a.m. in Room SC-4 of the U.S. Senate. For more information, please contact Livia Lam in Senator Maria Cantwell’s office at 202-224-3441 or livia_lam@cantwell.senate.gov.

4/27Washington, DC
Dinner, presentation and discussion about “Adoption in Our Lives,” beginning at 6:30 p.m. and open to the public. The event takes place at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, 901 F Street, NW (corner of 13th and F). Here is the invitation for this special event. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 617-332-8944 and ask for Joellen or write to jgavin@adoptioninstitute.org.

4/30Killington, VT
Keynote address, “Welcome to the Revolution,” a workshop entitled “Building Understanding and Changing Attitudes,” and an open-mike Q&A at the World of Adoption Today conference sponsored by the Vermont Adoption Consortium. The event takes place at the Cortina Inn & Resort in Killington, Vt. For more information, please contact Kristi Petrochko at kpetrochko@eastersealsvt.org or 802-223-4744.

May 2005

5/6-7 - Kaiserslautern, Germany
Keynote address, “Changing All Our Lives,” at the annual European Adoption Symposium, sponsored by the KMC Adoption Support Group, along with separate presentations for medical workers, teachers and journalists on adoption issues in their fields. The conference takes place May 7 at the Church of Latter Day Saints in Kaiserslautern, Germany. For more information, please go to the organizers’ website, http://www.usadopteurope.com/Symposium.html

5/14/05 Mineola, NY
Featured address, “Adoption: Changing Our Lives, Changing Our World,” and a workshop on adoption in the media at the third annual conference sponsored by New Beginnings Family and Children’s Service (www.new-beginnings.org). The event, “Meeting the Challenges of Adoptive Families,” begins 8 a.m. at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y. For more information, please call 516-747-2204 or email newbeginn@aol.com.

5/20/05New York, NY
Keynote address, “A Revolution in the Family,” at a conference cosponsored by the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, the Center for Adoption Policy and New York Law School. The event, “Gay and Lesbian Adoption: Past, Present and Future,” runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wellington Conference Center, 5th Floor, of the Law School. For more information, please contact the Adoption Institute at 212-925-4089 or info@adoptioninstitute.org, or go to www.adoptioninstitute.org/old/events/2005_05_conference.html.

5/25/05Seattle, WA
Keynote address, “Welcome to the Adoption Revolution,” and Q&A open to the public and professionals, sponsored by the World Association for Children and Parents. The event runs 7-8:30 p.m. at the Swedish Medical Center, Providence Branch Auditorium, in Seattle, Wash. For more information, please go to www.wacap.org, send an email to wacap@wacap.org, or call 206-575-4550.

5/26/05 Seattle, WA
Presentation and Q&A on “Adoption, Diversity and Equity for All Families,” for employees of the Microsoft Corporation. The event begins 8 a.m. at Microsoft’s headquarters in Seattle, Wash. For more information or to learn more about the Adoption Institute’s Employer and Employee Adoption Education Program, please call 212-925-4089 or email info@adoptioninstitute.org.

June 2005

6/3/05 Tampa, FL
Keynote address, “America: An Adoption Nation,” at the sixth annual Adoption Law and Practice Conference sponsored by the Florida Adoption Council. The event begins 8:30 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church on Dale Mabry in Tampa, Fla. For more information, please call the law offices of Susan Stockham at 941-924-4949 or email FLAdoptLaw@aol.com.

July 2005

7/8-9/05Las Vegas, NV
Keynote address, “Adoption Reform: Victory Through Unity,” plus two other presentations at the 27th annual International Adoption Conference sponsored by the American Adoption Congress. The event takes place at the Palace Station Hotel in Las Vegas. For more information, please go to www.americanadoptioncongress.org and click on 2005 AAC Conference.

7/17/05Stratton Mountain, VT
Keynote address, “Ten Things the World Should Know about Adoption,” at the annual picnic and Post-Adoption Conference sponsored by Friends in Adoption. The event takes place at the Stratton Mountain Resort in Stratton Mountain, Vt. For more information, please contact Lisa Stachnik at 518-843-6885 or loristachnik@aol.com.

August 2005

8/6/05Pittsburgh, PA
Presentation entitled “It’s All Right and Getting Better,” at the annual conference of the North American Council on Adoptable Children. The conference takes place at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh. For more information, please call 651-644-3036, email info@nacac.org, or go to www.nacac.org.

September 2005

9/17/05Princeton, N.J.
Address and training, “Adoption in the Schools: What Teachers Don’t Know Can Hurt our Kids,” sponsored by the Infertility and Adoption Counseling Center. The event (for educators and parents) takes place at the Hyatt Hotel in Princeton, N.J. For more information, please go to http://iaccenter.com/workshop_schools.asp, call 609-737-8750, or email JMantellMSW@iaccenter.com. To learn more about the Adoption Institute’s Educate the Educators program, email info@adoptioninsitute.org.

9/28/05Brooklyn, N.Y.
Presentation and Q&A, “Adoption Today: Transforming Our Country, Transforming Our Lives,” at the first Post Adoption Symposium sponsored by the New York City Administration for Children’s Services. The event takes place at the Brooklyn Marriott. For more information, please contact Antoinette Nelson at 212-676-7354 or Antoinette.Nelson@dfa.state.ny.us.

October 2005

10/8/05 - King of Prussia, PA
Keynote address, “Adoption Reform: Victory through Unity,” and a workshop, “Adoption in the Media,” at the 32nd annual conference of Adoption Forum. The event, which runs Oct. 8 and 9, will be held at the Sheraton Park Ridge Hotel. For more information, please call 215-238-1116 or email info@adoptionforum.org

10/22/05 - Columbus, OH
Keynote address, “Welcome to the Revolution,” at the East Meets West conference sponsored by Great Wall China Adoption. The event takes place at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. For more information, please contact Lindsay Yeakley at 512-323-9595, ext. 2220, or Lindsay@gwca.org.

November 2005

11/1/2005 - Chicago, IL
Lecture, “Adoption in America: A Revolution in the Family,” sponsored by the Family Institute at Northwestern University and the Golub Family, the 2005 Eugene Golub Lecture. The event will be held at the InterContinental Hotel in Chicago. For more information, please contact Lindsay Arends at 847-733-4300, ext. 303, or LArends@family-intitute.org.

11/4/05-11/5/05 - Omaha, NE**
Two-day training for professionals working with adoptive families, “Working with Adopted Children Their Families,” sponsored by Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska Post Adoption Centers. Policy & Research Director Jeanne Howard and Policy & Program Director Susan Smith will be conducting this training in Omaha. For more information, e-mail abreitenfeld@lfsneb.org, or go to www.postadoptioncenters.org.

11/5/05 - Piscataway, NJ**
Two workshops, "Search: 10 Questions to Ask" and "Lived Experiences: Voices of Adult Intercountry Adoptees," at New Jersey's "Let's Talk Adoption" conference sponsored by Concerned Persons for Adoption. These workshops will be presented by Policy & Operations Director Hollee McGinnis. For more information, please contact 908-273-5694, or conference05@cpfanj.org, or go to www.cpfanj.org

11/6/05 - San Diego, CA
Keynote address, “Current Trends and Issues in Adoption,” and a workshop, “Adoption and Spirituality,” at the Building Families: Adoption in the Present Day conference, sponsored by the Adoption Alliance of San Diego. The event will be held at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in San Diego. For more information please contact Mireade McCallen at 760-944-7855 or mireade@cox.net.

11/9/05New York, NY
Keynote address, “Adoption in the Schools: New Realities for All Families,” and Q&A for the Independent School Admission Association of Greater New York. T he event will be held at Temple Shaaray Tefila, at the corner of 79th Street and 2nd Avenue. For more information, please contact Susan Alpert at 212-838-9387 or AlpertS@censyn.org. To learn more about the Adoption Institute’s Educate the Educators program, please call 212-925-4089 or email info@adoptioninstitute.org.

11/18/05 New York, NY
Introductory remarks for National Adoption Day ceremonies, sponsored by the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange, the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute and an array of other organizations. The event will be held at the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse, 24 New Chardon Street, Boston. For more information, please contact Tracy Scatterday at 617-542-3678, 1-800-882-1176 or tracys@mareinc.org

11/18/05New York, NY
Keynote address, “Adoption from China: Reshaping our Families and our Nation,” at the annual Adoption Awareness Month celebration of the New York Chapter of Families with Children from China. The event will be held at the Morgan Stanley building, 750 7th Ave. For more information, please contact Cara Blouin at (917)250-1688, or register online at: www.fccny.org.

11/19/05 Tampa, FL
Presentation on “Current Research in Adoption,” at the International Conference on Adoption and Culture, sponsored by the Alliance for the Study of Adoption, Identity and Kinship. The event takes place at the University of Tampa. For more information, please contact Emily Hipchen at ehipchen@ut.edu or Marianne Novy at mnovy+@pitt.edu

11/28/05 - Middlesex, NJ**
Lecture, "The Lifelong Impact of Adoption on Everyone Involved" at the monthly meeting of New Jersey CHATS. This presentation will be given by Policy & Operations Director Hollee McGinnis. For more information, please contact Alyce M. Jenkins at Alycemj@aol.com.

11/29/05 - Denver, CO
Training on adoption-related issues, with Q&A, for reporters and editors at the Denver Post. For more information about the Adoption Institute’s “Educate the Media” program, please contact Executive Director Adam Pertman at 617-332-8944 or apertman@adoptioninstitute.org

December 2005

- TBA


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