In-Person Conference Is Just Two Weeks Away!

Dear InterConnect Community,

Our 2022 in-person Summer Conference in Niagara Falls is just two weeks away! If you are attending in person, we hope you pack a rain slicker for the Maid of the Mist and a whole lot of enthusiasm! Our return to an in-person conference has been long-anticipated, and we are very excited to be gathering together once again. If you cannot attend in person, be certain to register for our virtual conference where several sessions will be offered remotely so you can still participate in all of the fun, learning and education. Virtual registration will be open through Sunday 7/24 and you will need to register to attend the sessions. While you won’t be able to join in the fun of our trip to Maid of the Mist or our Carnival Gala on Saturday, the virtual lobby will be open on Friday and Saturday night for some fun hangout time. We hope to see you there! You can also follow along on IG (@interconnect_support) and TikTok (@interconnect_)!

Along with all the fun and anticipation for the conference, we need to take a moment to recognize the changes in the US over the last few weeks. Many of us have built our families through adoption, and with the help of fertility specialists and surrogacy. The overturning of Roe v. Wade leaves the right to bodily autonomy up to each state, and we want to be very clear that InterConnect respects and affirms bodily autonomy for all, along with access and consent to healthcare. This fight is not over, and we are in this together.

Many of us are feeling a lot of stress over the state of the country and the world, and while conference week brings much excitement, it can also bring a strong feeling of overwhelm and exhaustion. We encourage everyone to REST when needed, TAKE TIME to reflect or recuperate, and STAND in our collective power as a community. We are a resilient group and we are always stronger together! We look forward to sharing space together next week, whether face to face or through a screen.

InterConnect Board + Staff


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