SMC’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

SMC’S 40th ANNIVERSARY ONLINE CELEBRATION

The Celebration was a big success! All attendees will receive a full recording of the event in case you had to miss any sessions or wish to watch both exciting sessions of the two-content tracks. Pre-order a full video recording!  The recording will be ready in mid-November.

OCT. 16-17, 2021

Images of moms and kids

Our 40th Anniversary Celebration Event is this weekend! If you have already purchased your registration, you should have received your Zoom link invitation on Thursday (10/14) morning. If you have not received the invitation, are having any problems accessing the content, or having any technical issues, please reach out to our production partner, GSD solutions, at:
Email: support@gsdsolutions.xyz
Link https://gsdsolutions.xyz/support
Text 1-833-918-3481

If you had wanted to attend the 40th Anniversary Celebration but did not register, we are sorry but the event is sold out and registration is closed. However, you can pre-order recordings of the event here.

Registration is now closed for this event.  Pre-order a full video recording which will be available in November!


SMC 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
OCT. 16-17, 2021

All Attendees will receive a full recording of the event in case you miss any sessions or wish to watch both sessions of the two-content tracks.

AGENDA

Download a PDF of the full Agenda here

Saturday October 16

1:00 – 1:15 PM Welcome

Jane Mattes, L.C.S.W, Founder of Single Mothers by Choice & her son, Eric Mattes

1:15 – 2:15 PM  Panel of Adult SMC Children: What was it Like Growing Up?

2:15 – 2:30 PM  Break or Meditation: “Mindful Yoga with Melissa”

2:30 -3:30 PM  Panel of Moms of Adult SMC Children: What was it Like Raising your Children?

3:30 – 4:30 PM  Presentation  –  The Donor Puzzle: How do the Kids Sort it Out?

Dr. Rosanna Hertz , Ph.D, Professor of Sociology & Woman and Gender Studies, Wellesley College

4:30 – 4:45 PM  Break or Meditation:  “Mindful Yoga with Melissa”

4:45 – 5:30 PM  Networking Discussion Groups

Choose between breakout rooms for networking & informal discussion for those at every stage of the SMC Journey: Thinkers, Tryers, Pregnant or Moms!

There will also be a breakout room for SMC young adults (teens and older) to connect!

5:30 – 6:00 PM Networking Discussion Groups

Choose between breakout rooms for networking & information discussion on key SMC topics: Raising Children of Color, Beyond Baby #1, Raising a Non-binary Child or Raising a Special Needs Child.


Sunday October 17

12:00 – 12:10 PM  Welcome & Guide to Content Options

Come together for day two, and right after the first panel, get set to choose between the two simultaneous content tracks.

12:10 – 12:55 PM  Panel – A Day in the Life of an SMC: What’s it Really Like?

 

1:00 – 2:00 PM  (Choose to Attend One Session for this time slot)

Choice A: Panel – Different Paths to SMC-hood: How do we Get There?

Choice B: Panel – The Donor Sibling Connections: What’s it Like to Connect with Donor Sib Families?

2:00 – 2:15 PM  Break or Meditation:  “Mindful Yoga with Melissa”

2:15 – 3:00 PM  (Choose to Attend One Session for this time slot)

Choice A: Presentation – Fertility Treatments: How do they Work?

Dr. Spencer Richlin, Surgical Director and Partner at Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT

Choice B: Presentation – How  and When do we Answer the “Daddy Questions?”

Jane Mattes, LCSW, Founder of SMC and psychotherapist in private practice

3:00 – 3:45 PM  (Choose to Attend One Session for this time slot)

Choice A: Presentation – How to Choose a Donor: Genetic and Practical Considerations

Lisa Schuman LCSW, Director of Mental Health Services at Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT

Choice B: Panel – Dating and Relationships: How do we Manage Them?

3:45 – 4:00 PM Break or Meditation:  “Mindful Yoga with Melissa”

4:00 – 4:30 PM – Networking Discussion Groups

Choose between breakout rooms for networking & informal  discussion on key SMC topics: Saving for Fertility by Devon Baeza, The Fertility Finance Coach, Adoption, New Moms or Moms of Teens

4:30 – 5:00 PM – Networking Discussion Groups

Choose between breakout rooms for networking & informal discussion for those at every stage of the SMC Journey: Thinkers, Tryers, Pregnant or Moms!


EVENT RECORDING

All Attendees will receive a full recording of the event in case you missed any sessions or wish to watch both sessions of the two content tracks. Videos will be available in mid-November.

40th Anniversary Celebration Online Video Access, Non-Member
40th Anniversary Celebration Online Video Access, Non-Member
Missed our 40th Anniversary Celebration? Pre-order the full recording now. The links to the videos will be sent to you in mid-November.
Price: $35.00
40th Anniversary Celebration Online Video Access, SMC Members
40th Anniversary Celebration Online Video Access, SMC Members
Missed our 40th Anniversary Celebration? Pre-order the full recording now. The links to the videos will be sent to you in mid-November.
Price: $15.00


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