Zen Parenting Conference March 8 + 9, 2019 The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
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Zen Parenting Conference March 8 + 9, 2019 The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center

Get Your Brave on

Zen Parenting Conference

March 8 + 9, 2019

Get Your Brave on

Zen Parenting Conference

March 8 + 9, 2019

The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center

Register Now
The world we live in requires a special kind of bravery. One that gives us the courage to face both extraordinary and everyday challenges. It’s time to find our strength in numbers as we get our brave on, together.
Join us for an inspiring weekend you won’t want to miss.

This year's amazing lineup of speakers


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Glennon Doyle

The Warrior

When bravery is needed, it’s time to call in the warrior! We are thrilled to be joined by the fearless Glennon Doyle.  Her impressive stats include being the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior, a 2016 Oprah's Book Club selection, as well as the New York Times best seller Carry On... 

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Abby Wambach

The All-Star

Many of you know the amazing Abby Wambach as the all-time leading scorer in international soccer history with 184 career goals. Abby’s ability to wear down defenses with her physical play, aerial game and hard running has long been a key to the USA’s success. After winning the Women’s World Cup in 2015 ...

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Julie Lythcott-Haims

The Equalizer

Raising a child today takes all kinds of bravery. Have no fear, Julie Lythcott-Haims is here to help! She is the author of the New York Times bestselling book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success (2015) and Real American: A Memoir (2017). How to Raise an Adult emerged ... 

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Dr. Devorah Heitner

The Empowerer

Our brave new world requires us to raise responsible digital citizens. Easier said than done. It’s a good thing Dr. Devorah Heitner is bringing her fresh approach to maintaining your zen amidst all the screen time. As the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and the founder of Raising ...

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Jahmal Cole

The Mentor

Jahmal Cole is a tireless volunteer and role model. While working with juveniles in Cook County Prison, Jamal encountered young inmates who could not dream beyond the small block they live on – let alone know the incredible opportunities Chicago has to offer. This inspired the creation of the non-profit, My Block ...

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Dr. Alexandra Solomon

The Couselor

Dr. Alexandra Solomon is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University and a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. In addition to writing articles and chapters for leading academic journals and books in the field of marriage and family ...

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Dr. John Duffy

The Advisor

Dr. John Duffy is a highly sought-after clinical psychologist, best-selling author, certified life coach, parenting and relationship expert, and proud husband and father. He has been working with individuals, couples, teens and families for nearly twenty years. John’s refreshing and unique approach has ...

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Karen Brody

The Activist

Karen Brody is an activist, mother, speaker and founder of DaringtoRest.com, an online community helping women (and brave men) take back rest. She is the author of the book, DARING TO REST: Reclaim Your Power with Yoga Nidra Rest Meditation.  Karen has written for many publications including Yoga Journal ...

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Cathy Cassani Adams

The Awakener

Co-host, Cathy Cassani Adams, is a force to be reckoned with. From exploring self-awareness to parenting and the personal empowerment of women and young girls, there’s no stopping her. Cathy’s unique perspective comes from her work as a ... 

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Todd Adams

The Advocate

For both men and women, the self-awareness journey requires bravery. It is a journey that often brings courage into question and what it really means to be a man in today’s world. Todd Adams has made it his mission to be an advocate for men as they embrace ...


Register Today!

Early-bird Registration: $250

(Before December 31)

Registration: $300

Pre-Conference Workshop For Women: $50

Get Details + Register

Become a Zen Friend!

Want to lend additional support to the Zen Parenting Conference and our attendee scholarship program? See the Zen Friend option on the registration page. You’ll get special recognition in the conference program, on your badge and on our podcast. Zen Friends rule.

Register Today!

Early-bird Registration: $250

(Before December 31)

Registration: $300

Pre-Conference Workshop For Women: $50

Get Details + Register

Become a Zen Friend!

Want to lend additional support to the Zen Parenting Conference and our attendee scholarship program? See the Zen Friend option on the registration page. You’ll get special recognition in the conference program, on your badge and on our podcast. Zen Friends rule.

OPTIONAL PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN

Choose Courage: Speaking Up for Yourself and the World

Friday, March 8th 3:00 - 5:00 pm

When we choose courage we discover the awareness to recognize who we are and what we came here to do. Join conference co-host Cathy Cassani Adams as she discusses how living courageously helps us find the strength to break out of our comfort zones and live authentically for ourselves, our partners, our children and our community. To question why we do what we do as we create a life that fully aligns with our spirit. And discover the fearlessness to let nothing stand in our way.

This preconference workshop for women is the first step toward getting your brave on. Space is limited. Workshop is $50.

OPTIONAL PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN

Choose Courage: Speaking Up for Yourself and the World

Friday, March 8th 3:00 - 5:00 pm

When we choose courage we discover the awareness to recognize who we are and what we came here to do. Join conference co-host Cathy Cassani Adams as she discusses how living courageously helps us find the strength to break out of our comfort zones and live authentically for ourselves, our partners, our children and our community. To question why we do what we do as we create a life that fully aligns with our spirit. And discover the fearlessness to let nothing stand in our way.

This preconference workshop for women is the first step toward getting your brave on. Space is limited. Workshop is $50.

Our Weekend Schedule of Events

Friday, March 8

3:00 - 5:00 pm - Pre-conference Workshop for Women - Choose Courage: Speaking up for Yourself and the World

5:30 pm - Registration opens

5:30 pm - Bookstore + Zen showcase opens

7:00 - 8:30 pm - Zen Parenting talk with Cathy + Todd

8:45 - 10:00 pm - Panel discussion - Equality at Home: Reimagining parnterships and raising thought leaders with Dr. John Duffy, Dr. Alexandra Solomon, and Cathy + Todd

Saturday, March 9

7:00 am – Morning yoga

7:30 am – Yoga Nidra with Karen Brody

8:00 am – Registration opens

8:00 am – Bookstore + Zen showcase opens

9:00 am – Welcome: Cathy + Todd

9:30 am – Glennon Doyle + Abby Wambach

11:00 – 12:30 pm – Lunch beak

12:30 – 1:30 pm – Jahmal Cole

1:45 – 2:45 pm – Dr. Devorah Heitner

3:00 – 4:30 pm – Julie Lythcott-Haims

4:30 – 5:00 pm – Closing thought: Cathy + Todd

5:00 – 6:00 pm – Conversation and drinks

Friday, March 8

3:00 - 5:00 pm - Pre-conference Workshop for Women - Choose Courage: Speaking up for Yourself and the World

5:30 pm - Registration opens

5:30 pm - Bookstore + Zen showcase opens

7:00 - 8:30 pm - Zen Parenting talk with Cathy + Todd

8:45 - 10:00 pm - Panel discussion - Equality at Home: Reimagining parnterships and raising thought leaders with Dr. John Duffy, Dr. Alexandra Solomon, and Cathy + Todd

Saturday, March 9

7:00 am – Morning yoga

7:30 am – Yoga Nidra with Karen Brody

8:00 am – Registration opens

8:00 am – Bookstore + Zen showcase opens

9:00 am – Welcome: Cathy + Todd

9:30 am – Glennon Doyle + Abby Wambach

11:00 – 12:30 pm – Lunch beak

12:30 – 1:30 pm – Jahmal Cole

1:45 – 2:45 pm – Dr. Devorah Heitner

3:00 – 4:30 pm – Julie Lythcott-Haims

4:30 – 5:00 pm – Closing thought: Cathy + Todd

5:00 – 6:00 pm – Conversation and drinks

A Peek at Past Conferences

Special Guests

 
Moms Demand Action
My Block My Hood My City
NAMI Chicago
Youth Outlook
 

Sponsors

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18 Master Values
Threads Worldwide
Rita Hyland Coaching
Bring it Home
Yoga by Degrees
Yinspired Yoga
Stoller Parent Coaching
FamZoo
CCS Clinical Services
The Tribe Men’s Group
Todd Adams Coaching for Guys
 

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