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Connect with community, support and resources

as you design your unexpectedly childless life.

4 days, 40 speakers, all virtual.

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Daily Themes Focus on Support, Healing & Connection.

July 14

SHARING OUR STORIES

July 15

FINDING HEALING

July 16

MAKING CONNECTIONS

July 17

LOOKING AHEAD

You dreamt of parenthood, but it never came.

Now you’re asking, “What’s next? ”

You’re looking for support but it feels like no one understands.

 

You’re searching for mentors to help you envision your next steps. To share how they’re navigating grief, moving forward and finding joy despite not having kids.

 

You long to connect with community. To find others who are living an unexpectedly childless life.

I created the Childless Collective Summit for you.

Your story is unique, but no matter where you’re at in your journey or how you got here, I created this event to support you in your next steps.

I’ve gathered 40 speakers from around the world to assure you that, while your life may not look the way you’d planned, it can still be full of joy, love, and meaning.

Let me introduce you to 40 of my favorite childless and childfree friends.

Imagine four days of:

The Childless Collective Summit was made with you in mind.

Here's what last year's attendees said.

You will feel relieved, positive and supported by this event. It's not a celebration of the struggle we have/are going through, but a celebration of the women we are and the amazing new lives and adventures we're going to start.

The best collection of helpful and comforting support and advice I've had in my 15 year childless journey.

This event was truly life-changing. Hearing people speak about our shared experiences and share language and frameworks for how to talk about and process them will help me for years to come.

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Meet Your Host

Hi, I'm Katy and I'd like to help you design your unexpectedly childless life.

I always dreamed of having kids, but found that motherhood wasn't possible for me. After four years of infertility, I realized I had sacrificed so much of myself but was no closer to my dream of a miracle baby. My physical and mental health were suffering and I felt totally alone.

I started Chasing Creation in 2019, hoping to find others who could understand what it's like to be involuntarily childless. Since then, I've built an amazing network of support, processed a lot of grief, and am finding joy and meaning in my life without kids.

I know how challenging it can be to find support when your dreams of parenthood don't work out. It can feel isolating, like you're the only one in the world who's going through it.

The Childless Collective Summit is the event I wish I'd had when I first realized I wasn't going to be a mom. I've asked my favorite thought leaders from the childless community to share with you what they've learned along the way.

Through this one of a kind event, I hope to connect you with the support, community and resources you need to embrace your life without kids.

The Details

When

The Childless Collective Summit will run from Thursday, July 14 - Sunday, July 17 with a variety of presentations to choose from each day.

Where

The summit is virtual so you can join the full event from the comfort of your own home.

Presentations

Presentations are between 20-30 minutes and are focused on living a full life without kids. Each day's presentations are free for 24 hours so you can watch them at your convenience.

However, by joining along with the schedule, you can chat with my, my speakers and other attendees through a live chat box!

Upgrade

After registering, you'll have the option to upgrade to a Pace Yourself Pass which gives you a full year of access to the presentations in video, audio, and transcript form.

You'll also have an exclusive invite to join a post-summit workshop series to help you implement what you learned at the summit. You won't want to miss it!

Giveaways

Throughout the summit, you'll have the chance to enter giveaways!

Community

You'll also have access to a pop-up Facebook group to connect with speakers and other attendees during the event.

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Don't miss this one of a kind event!

I spent years searching for the best resources and support for those who are involuntarily childless. It's been a pleasure for me to build relationships with so many who are using their voices and expertise in this area. Now, I'm so excited to be bringing them together for a truly amazing event. I can't wait for you to join us!

The Speakers

Now for the part you’ve been waiting for. Here are the incredible speakers you’ll hear from at the Childless Collective Summit. You can also learn more about the speakers and their presentations here.

Featured Sponsor

DR. JAY ZIGMONT

he/him

How Being Childfree Changes Your Financial Future

Live Q&A Session!

Dr. Jay Zigmont, CFP(R), and his wife are Childfree and live in Water Valley, MS. He has a Ph.D. in Adult Learning from the University of Connecticut and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM) and Childfree Wealth Specialist. He is the founder of Live, Learn, Plan, and Childfree Wealth, a life and financial planning firm specializing in helping Childfree Individuals. 


He has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Business Insider, Wall Street Journal, Woman’s World, Investors Business Daily, FinancialPlanning, and many other publications. 

BRITTANY WILLIAMS

she/her

Boundaries: Checking Yourself & Others

DR. ANGELA L. HARRIS

she/her
Chocolate & Childfree: The Intersection of Identities

DR. ROBIN HADLEY


Myths Around Men and Male Reproduction

MÍRIAM AGUILAR

she/her
Aceptar y Soltar

 Accepting & Letting Go

SEBASTIAN NOWAK

he/him

Infertility: A Journey, Not a Battle

KAT BROWN

she/her

Writing Through Grief

TANYA HUBBARD

she/her

Exploring Secondary Losses

KATIE MAYNARD

she/her

Telling Our Stories of Circumstantial Childlessness, Ambivalence & Self-Compassion

STACEY BROWN

she/her

Wombless & Worthy

KATE KAUFMANN

she/her

Getting Close: Singlehood, Intimacy & Aging

AISHA BALESARIA

she/her

Trying to Heal When it Still Hurts

LANA WALKER

she/her

Letting Go and Healing with Emotional Freedom Techniques

VERONICA SANTINI

she/her

Healing Your Body, Mind & Heart

JULI ANGELIS

she/her

Self-Healing Tips & Tools – A Trauma Informed Approach

HELEN SEGAL

she/her

Art & Creativity as Supportive, Soothing & Healing Tools

SARAH JANE SMITH

she/her

Embodied Self-Compassion: Come Home to Your Body & be Kind to Yourself

BETH MCDONOUGH

she/her

How to Heal the Childless Stepmother Wound

JUDY GRAHAM

she/her

Wish You Had a Map?

A Practical Tool for Navigating Childless Grief

SARAH ROBERTS

she/her

Wish You Had a Map?

A Practical Tool for Navigating Childless Grief

MAYUMI BOELENS

she/her

Kintsugi: The Japanese Art of Embracing Imperfections

BINDI SHAH

she/her

Meditation: Self-Forgiveness with an Emphasis on the Body

GLORIA LABAY

she/her

La Importancia de Encontrar Tu Tribu

 

The Importance of Finding Your Community

SADIE TICHELAAR

she/her

The Magic of Rest & Play

JAMES D’SOUZA

he/him

How Men Can Build Emotional Resilience

HELEN GALLAGHER

she/her

The Power of Connection

STEPHANIE JOY PHILLIPS

she/her

As a (Childless) Mother, I Know True Love

KATY DEJONG

she/her

Reconnecting to the Body

DANISHA WARE

she/her

How an Embodiment Practice Can Help You Through Challenging Times

KATY SEPPI

she/her

Three Ways to Make New Childless Friends

CARRIE HAUSKENS

she/her

Embracing the Childfree Life

JODY DAY

she/her

Embracing Childless Elderhood

SOPHIA ANDEH

she/her

Coaching in Childlessness

SARAH LAWRENCE

she/her

Moving Forward: Take a Seat with Us

BERENICE 

HOWARD-SMITH

she/her

Moving Forward: Take a Seat with Us

MICHAEL HUGHES

he/him

Moving Forward: Take a Seat with Us

KAREN MALONE WRIGHT

she/her

Create Your Own Ceremony for Completion 

& Letting Go

ALISHA SAAVEDRA

she/her

Embracing the Shift: From Less to Free

BETSY

she/her

Top 5 Things That Helped Me Embrace My Childless Life

Live Session!

TIFFANY J. MARIE

she/her

A Million Little Yes’s:

Living Happily after Childlessness

You are not going to want to miss this incredible lineup!

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It's time to...

Share our stories.

Find acceptance and healing.

Connect with community.

Envision your next steps.

Join us for the Childless Collective Summit.

Here's what last year's attendees said about the event:

Hearing from women who have been on this path for decades and learning what is in store on this path was really helpful. I loved learning and unpacking the stereotypes and stigmas we hear about childless women and how to move beyond them into a more authentic story for yourself.

An exceptional event full of rich, multi-layered insights and inspirations. One of the best things I've done all year.

The Childless Collective Summit did the hard part of finding the resources for navigating a childless life for me. It can feel so overwhelming to start an unexpected journey and this summit connected me with tools I need but don't always know how to get.

FAQ

The Childless Collective Summit is primarily designed for those who are childless not by choice, regardless of the circumstances. It may also be helpful for those who are still pursuing parenthood but are considering a life without children as an option. We also welcome friends and family members who would like to learn more about supporting their childless loved one.

The summit runs from Thursday, July 14 to Sunday, July 17. The popup Facebook group will be available throughout the event.

Each recorded presentation will be available for 24 hours. However, you can grab one of the Pace Yourself Passes to get a full year of access to the presentations and special extras!


Dr. Jay Zigmont’s presentation will not expire and the recording will be sent to everyone who registers.

We never share your email address. You’ll only receive emails from Chasing Creation. That’s so you can get all the updates for the summit and links to each day’s videos. After the summit is over, you’ll continue to hear from me, but you can unsubscribe at any time.


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To avoid tech glitches, lower my anxiety, and keep things easy for the speakers, most of the sessions are pre-recorded and will be released at the scheduled time. However, each speaker will be available live, in the chatbox during their scheduled presentation. We hope you’ll join us live to chat while you watch! It adds some fun energy to the sessions and we love hearing your thoughts.


In addition to the pre-recorded presentations, we’ll also offer a few live, interactive sessions over Zoom! These will be noted on the schedule. We hope you’ll join us live!

Yes! Thanks to some generous volunteers who donated their time, all pre-recorded sessions will include captioning. There as also two presentations that will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles. 


Live sessions will not include captioning, but they will be added in the versions included in the Pace Yourself Pass. 

All of our speakers for this summit have been selected and our slots are currently full. However, we’re open to potential speakers or sponsors for next year’s summit. If you are interested in being considered for the Childless Collective Summit in 2023 or to explore other collaboration opportunities, email katy@chasingcreation.org.

We are currently looking for sponsors for the 2022 Childless Collective Summit. For more information, email katy@chasingcreation.org.

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