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LIFE BEYOND EXPECTATIONS

July 14-17, 2022

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What is the Childless Collective Summit?

The Childless Collective Summit is a 4-day virtual event, featuring 40 speakers, all focused on topics related to being childless not by choice. I know how hard it can be to find support and resources when you’re designing an unexpectedly childless life. That’s why I decided to bring all my favorite voices together for this one of a kind event. It’s the event I wish I’d had when I was trying to envision my life without kids.

 

 

As Jody Day says, “The room called childlessness has many doors.” Our stories are unique, but no matter where you’re at in your journey or how you got here, this summit will provide you with resources and support to take the next steps. Over these four days, you’ll hear from speakers from across the world to assure you that, while your life may not look the way you’d planned, it can still be filled with joy, love, meaning, and fulfillment.


Each day's presentations will focus on a theme...

Day One: July 14

Sharing Our Stories

Day Two: July 15

Finding Healing

Day Three: July 16

Making Connections

Day Four: July 17

Looking Ahead

and provide support, healing, and connection.

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Meet Your Host

Hi! I'm Katy (she/her) and I'm designing an unexpectedly childless life after infertility. 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.

I started Chasing Creation in 2019 to provide support, resources and community for those who are also involuntarily childless. In addition to the Childless Collective Summit, I offer: monthly childless support circles; coaching; and online workshops. I also founded the Childless Collective, a friendship connection hub for childless women.

I hold a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia, with an emphasis in community empowerment and program development.

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 will be 20-30 minutes in length. Each presentation will focus on a topic related to living a full life without children. Each day's presentations will be available for 24-hours, for free, so you can watch them at your convenience. However, by joining along with the schedule, you can chat with me, my speakers and other attendees through a live chat box!

Community

You'll also have access to a Facebook group to connect with speakers and other attendees. The group will be open before the summit starts and throughout the event.

Giveaways

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

Upgrade

After registering, you'll have the option to upgrade to an Extended Access Pass. By grabbing a pass, you'll get a full year of access to all the presentations in video, audio and transcript form. You'll also have access to a special post-summit workshop to help you implement what you've learned at the summit. You won't want to miss it!

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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 here.

Dr. Angela L. Harris

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Míriam Aguilar

she/her

TBD

Dr. Robin Hadley 

 

TBD

Kat Brown

she/her

TBD

Tanya Hubbard

she/her

TBD

Katie Maynard
she/her

TBD

Stacey Brown

she/her

TBD

Brittany Williams

she/her
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Stephanie Joy Phillips

she/her
TBD 

Juli Angelis

she/her
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Sarah Roberts

she/her
TBD 

Sarah Jane Smith

she/her
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Helen Segal

she/her

TBD

Veronica Santini

she/her

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Bindi Shah

she/her

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Beth McDonough

she/her

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Carrie Hauskens

she/her

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Judy Graham

she/her

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Aisha Balesaria

she/her

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Karin Anderson, Ph.D

she/her

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Lana Walker

she/her

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Katy DeJong

she/her

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Kate Kaufmann

she/her

TBD

 

Gloria Labay

she/her

TBD

 

Sadie Tichelaar

she/her

TBD

Katy Seppi

she/her

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James D’Souza

he/him
 TBD

Karen Malone Wright

she/her
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Alisha Saavedra 

she/her

TBD

Tiffany J. Marie

she/her

TBD

Sophia Andeh 

she/her
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Jody Day

she/her
 TBD

Sebastian Nowak 

he/him

TBD

Sarah Lawrence

she/her

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Berenice Howard-Smith  

she/her
 TBD

Michael Hughes

he/him
 TBD

Danisha Ware 

she/her

TBD

Mayumi Boelens

she/her

TBD

As you can see from this incredible lineup, you are not going to want to miss this event!

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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.

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FAQ

The Childless Collective Summit is designed for those who are childless not by choice, regardless of the circumstances. It would also be helpful for those who are still pursuing parenthood but are considering a life without children as an option.

The summit runs from Thursday, July 14 to Sunday, July 17. The Facebook group will be available to join once you get your ticket and throughout the event.

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

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! 

 

 

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!

Yes! All pre-recorded sessions will include captioning. Live sessions will not include captioning, but they will be added in the versions included in the Extended Access 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, email katy@chasingcreation.org.

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

No problem! I’m quickest at responding to DM’s on Instagram so feel free to ask your questions there @Chasing.Creation. You can also email me at katy@chasingcreation.org and I will do my best to get back to you within three business days.

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