We are very pleased to welcome you to this year’s in-person conference. This is a full day event with limited capacity, for members only. We hope to run another conference without restrictions in Spring 2022.
Our agenda will enable us to give our current members an update on the organisation, with focus workshops for our Surrogates, Surrogate Partners, Intended Fathers and Intended Mothers. The agenda will also cover mental health and wellbeing whilst on your surrogacy journey and beyond, talking to your future children and family.
For the safety, comfort and confidence of all our attendees, this year’s conference will follow the latest Covid guidelines and we require all guests to have a Covid Pass prior to attending. Full details can be found here.
We also recommend that you:
- Take an LFT test 24 hours before attending and after the event.
- Scan any track and trace QR codes that are in place at any venue/location.
- Use hand sanitiser where available and for your own personal use.
- Cancel your ticket should you display any Covid-19 symptoms and adhere to the NHS Covid-19 guidelines.
We would also ask that you are respectful and considerate of others. Individuals may choose to wear masks where appropriate. It is your own personal choice to wear masks/face shields and this choice is respected by us and our members.
Please submit your Covid Pass below or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
|8:30am – 9:00am||Registration and Coffee|
|9:00am – 9:30am||Welcome and SurrogacyUK Update||Alan White|
|9:30am – 9:45am||Making Connections, Creating Friendships, Finding Your Tribe||Sarah Jones|
|9:45am – 10:30am||Support and Health & Wellness||Kat Chapman / Alan White|
|10:30am – 11:00am||Morning Break|
|11:00am – 12:30pm||Intended Father (Same Sex) Workshop||IP Support|
|11:00am – 12:30pm||Intended Mother Workshop||IP Support|
|11:00am – 12:30pm||Intended Father (Hetero) Workshop||IP Support|
|11:00am – 12:30pm||Surrogate / KED Workshop (Active)||Surrogate Support|
|11:00am – 12:30pm||Surrogate Partner Workshop||Alex Pye|
|11:00am – 12:30pm||Surrogate Workshop (Retired)||Surrogate Support|
|12:30pm – 1:30pm||Lunch|
|1:30pm – 2:30pm||Combining the Wishes of Surrogates and IPs – Her Body, Our Baby||Jessica Smart|
|2:30pm – 3:00pm||Preparing for Surrogacy||Alan White / Rena Miras-Pye|
|2:30pm – 3:00pm||Sibling Workshop||Kat Chapman|
|3:00pm – 3:30pm||Afternoon Break|
|3:30pm – 4:00pm||Telling Children About Surrogacy||Alan Coates / Jemma Black|
|4:00pm – 4:45pm||It Worked / Round Up||SUK Trustees|
|7:00pm||Evening Social Event|
For the duration of the conference we will offer tea/coffee refreshments throughout the day and a buffet lunch. For the buffet lunch there will be a selection of salads, cold meats, soup, meat/veggie and fish dishes, additional vegetables dishes, jacket potatoes, puddings and fruit! If you have any food allergies these have been passed over to the hotel and we will contact you directly with additional information.
The Jury’s Inn Hinckley Restaurant and Bar is open as usual. They can take bookings for the restaurant; however they do not take bookings for the Triumph Bar. All spaces are on a first come, first serve basis.
For restaurants in the area, they would suggest:
- Barnacles Restaurant – http://barnacles-restaurant.co.uk/
- The Sycamores – http://www.sycamoresburbage.com/
- Miller & Carter – www.millerandcarter.co.uk
However, there are lots of restaurants in Hinckley town and takeaways can be ordered to the hotel!
For those that have booked rooms the main buffet breakfast is now fully open in the restaurant and service is as normal along with the with the bar/restaurant on the Friday night.
Founded by our very own SUK Members – Charlene and Stephen Ash, Calon Law are passionate about helping people through some of their most difficult times.
They specialise in preparing Wills, applying for Probate and Estate Administration, Lasting Power of Attorney and Surrogacy law.
For more information, visit their website – www.calonlaw.com
Rachel is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who has been working in the field since 2006. She has supported thousands of families along their journeys with a broad practice including over a decade of working in the NHS and additionally working for a breastfeeding charity, and for a human milk bank as a Breastfeeding Specialist, as well as in private practice. Rachel’s special interests include surrogacy journeys, hence why she will be joining us at this year’s conference. Keep an eye out for her stall.
For more information, visit Rachel’s website – rachelpriestley-ibclc.co.uk
As per tradition, our now famous cake and raffle stall will take it’s usual pride of place at this year’s conference.
We are able to accept card or cash payments and all proceeds go into further supporting the organisation.