Invitation to Attend 2017 Conference Series

Invitation to Attend 2017 Conference Series

 2017 Co-Located Conference ~ Alexandria, VA
October 13-15, 2017

Hosted by DiabetesSisters and The Diabetes Collective
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We are proud to announce our Weekend for Women Conference Series will return to Alexandria, VA, the weekend of October 13-15, 2017. Partnering with The Diabetes Collective, we have developed a conference agenda that meets your needs, offering education, peer support, and networking. 

All people living with diabetes, as well as partners (that means spouses, friends, and caregivers) are invited to participate and register today.

Below you can read more about the weekend events: topics of discussion, hotel accommodations and travel options to join us. Everyone has a different reason they want to attend: peer support, diabetes management tips, fun - or all three. Whatever it may be for you, it is important that you register and join us for this amazing weekend.

I look forward to seeing you soon!
In Sisterhood,
Anna Norton, MS
CEO, DiabetesSisters

If you are a person living with diabetes - pre-diabetes, type 1, type 2, gestational, LADA - this is the conference for you! And, if you a person who supports a person living with diabetes - a spouse, friend, parent or caregiver - this is also the conference for you!
The year, we are presenting four different tracks, each guaranteed to provide you education, support and friendship. 
  • General Education Track - open to all participants. Sessions include technology, nutrition, mindful eating, glycemic index, exercise, and heart health.
  • Women-only Track - open to women registering for the Weekend for Women conference. Sessions include pregnancy, disordered eating, anxiety and depression, and balancing the many roles of being a woman living with diabetes.
  • Diabetes UnConference Track - open to men and women living with diabetes. This track is led by facilitators living with diabetes and encourages open conversation from all participants. Attendees create the agenda based on topics they wish to discuss.
  • Partner Track - open to all partners of people living with diabetes. This track will combine education about diabetes, along with open conversations based on topics the attendees choose. 
The main goal of our weekend is to provide diabetes education and support in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Our professional speakers and facilitators are highly versed in diabetes and focus on living well with diabetes.
The early bird rate for the weekend conference is $149, and includes sessions based on the track you choose, most meals, and keynote addresses.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Embassy Suites Alexandria Hotel, 1900 Diagonal Road, VA. Conveniently located across the street from the King Street metro station, it provides easy access to King Street, Washington, DC, and the National Harbor.
The $159 conference rate includes a spacious two-room suite with a private bedroom and a separate living room with a sofa bed,  a free cooked-to-order breakfast daily and evening reception.
Reservations can be made for $159 per night through September 13 or until the block of rooms is full. Call 703-684-5900 or click here to make your online reservation.

Our schedule Saturday and Sunday morning includes optional exercise sessions, so be sure to bring comfortable clothing and athletic shoes. Casual attire is fine for other sessions, but you may wish to bring something dressier for an evening out in Old Town Alexandria.   
In October, you can expect Washington DC temperatures during the daytime to reach the low to mid 70s and occasionally into the 80s, while early morning lows are mostly in the mid-50s. So pack accordingly and remember conference rooms may also be chilly.
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