Experts, Influencers, Entertainers & More
The LA Baby Show features an array of programming content designed to educate, inform, enlighten, and entertain. Through a combination of expert speakers (discussing everything from gear to parenting tips to safety and other hot topics for new and expecting parents), influencers (providing opinions and recommendations on products, parenting, and more), and entertainers to keep kids happy and engaged, our content provides tremendous value to attendees. Make sure you plan your time to take full advantage of this hallmark component of our event.
More 2019 Programming is TBA, so stay tuned!
Keynote Speaker: Natalie Diaz
Natalie Diaz founded Twiniversity, the world’s leading support network for multiple birth families, in 2009. She’s become the global influencer for this small niche community. Reaching over a million families a week through Twiniversity’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube channels, moms and dads of twins flock to Twiniversity to find resources, ask questions, explore new products, and find community and support from other twin parents. Natalie is a true connector, bringing parents from all walks of life together, breaking past cultural differences, to share in the highs and lows of parenting twins. Natalie’s book, What To Do When You’re Having Two is a global bestseller in Twins & Multiples Parenting.
2019 LA Baby Show Featured Speakers & Experts (More TBA – Stay Tuned):
Heather Conniff, Shegerian Conniff LLP
Heather Conniff is a founding member of Shegerian Conniff LLP. Her practice focuses on employment law and includes all aspects of case management from initiation through Trial, with particular emphasis in law and motion, litigation, and appeals. Ms. Conniff has extensive experience and success in drafting and arguing substantive motions, including Motions for Summary Judgment, Demurrers, and Post-Trial Motions. Ms. Conniff also has successfully briefed and argued appeals in both the California Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Conniff places special emphasis on the personal investment of vindicating her client’s rights to achieve the best possible resolution and outcome for their cases. A magna cum laude graduate of Whittier Law School, Ms. Conniff worked for the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Staff Attorneys Office, as well as the Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustees during her law school tenure. Ms. Conniff also served as Executive Editor of Whittier Law Review. Prior to law school, Ms. Conniff attended the University of California, Irvine, where she received both a B.S. in Biological Science and a B.A. in Political Science.
Ms. Conniff is licensed to practice in the State of California. She is admitted to the State Bar of California, the United States District Court for Central District of California, as well as the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also is a member of a number of legal memberships and affiliations, including Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles American Bar Association and the Los Angeles and Orange County Bar Associations.
Joshua Dilts, Lead Car Seat Product Manager at Chicco & Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician
A passionate advocate for child passenger safety, Joshua Dilts joined Chicco as the lead Car Seat Product Manager in 2014. As a father of three, Josh’s real-life experience provides continued inspiration and motivation for creating solutions that make it easier for families to travel safely with car seats.
As a key player in development projects at Chicco, Josh is involved in all aspects of car safety, from design to messaging, consumer instruction, community engagement, and more – all rooted in a passion and understanding for keeping children safer during travel throughout each stage of growth and development. As a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, Josh will help educate parents at the Chicago Baby Show on how to easily install, adjust, and secure their child correctly in their car seat, every time.
Chad Ekstrom, Kanga Care
Chad Ekstrom has been changing cloth diapers for over 11 years. Fathering 5 amazing kiddos has proven to make Chad a bit of an expert in the cloth diaper community. From soup to nuts, Chad has supported Julie (wife to Chad, founder and CEO of Kanga Care, and owner of multiple diaper patents) from the early days of cutting and tracing fabric while making diapers at home, to current day developing of Kanga Care’s international presence by partnering with distributors near and far.
Richard Pass, RN, BS, Founder, Save a Little Life
Richard is committed to educating families who are expecting, already have infants, toddlers and need to know the necessary skills to save a life. His courses have a section on prevention – which is where parents will be spending most of their effort at home and elsewhere. Save A Little Life is committed to making sure all participants have a functional capacity to perform the necessary skills as well as how best to access and prepare for paramedic arrival.
Cheryl Petran, CEO & Owner, The Pump Station & Nurtury
The Pump Station & Nurtury provides education and support to over 500 expecting and new parents weekly in their Santa Monica and Hollywood locations. With her business partner, co-founder Corky Harvey, they continue to look for ways in which they can support men and women as they move into their new roles as parents. Their team of credentialed experts utilizes evidence based information to educate parents on everything parenting, breast, baby and toddler related. With the recent addition of Postpartum Doula services in the Los Angeles & Orange County areas, and more expansion on the horizon, The Pump Station & Nurtury is continuing on its mission to nurture, support, and empower, all new parents with compassionate service, quality information and outstanding products.
Jennifer Pitkin, IBCLC, Ardo USA
Jennifer Pitkin, IBCLC, is the Director of Customer Service and Social Media at Ardo USA.
Cortney Shegerian, Shegerian Conniff LLP
Cortney Shegerian is a founding member of Shegerian Conniff LLP and lead trial lawyer. Her practice focuses on employment law and includes all aspects of case management from inception through trial, with particular emphasis in jury trials and case resolution. She has extensive experience and success in mediation, all aspects of litigation, trial preparation and jury trials. Throughout her career as an attorney, she has tried numerous cases in both State and Federal Court. Ms. Shegerian has argued in the California Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of California. Ms. Shegerian places her focus on discovering each client’s personal experience in order obtain the best possible outcome for their case.
Ms. Shegerian is licensed to practice in the State of California. She is admitted to the State Bar of California and the United States District Court for Central District of California, She also is a member of a number of legal memberships and affiliations, including Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California, American Bar Association, Armenian Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Women and the Los Angeles, Orange County, and Fresno County Bar Associations.
Dr. Robert Titzer, Infant Learning
Infant researcher Dr. Robert Titzer’s multisensory learning methodology that he began developing for his own babies back in 1991 is sometimes referred to as one of the world’s foremost early learning approaches. Millions of babies around the world have used his revolutionary products, and parents on every continent have used his early learning approach. Dr Titzer is changing the way societies view early literacy and early learning.
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