Welcome to online registration for the 2017 MAPOM Convention hosted by Fairfax County Mothers of Multiples (FCMOM).
Registration has now ended! See you in April!
This year we are doing something new--we are accepting online registrations only. We will accept credit card, debit card, Paypal and check for payment. If you register and select "check," please mail it as soon as possible (details are on the Payment page). Your registration is not confirmed until we receive payment. We strongly encourage you to pay online so your spot is reserved immediately.
This setup is to register 1 (one) person at a time. Complete the registration process before you go back and register for a friend.
We are excited to offer a limited edition 2017 MAPOM Convention Tshirt! It's grey with pink cherry blossom Connect logo and details. Add one on to your registration for just $15.
Convention begins Friday afternoon and runs through early Saturday evening, and many Clubs stay through Saturday night to dine together and have another evening out. Hotel info is on our main Convention page at fcmom.org.
Any questions? Contact your Convention hosts at MAPOM2017convention@gmail.com.
When: Friday, April 21 - Saturday, April 22, 2017
Note: Last day to register is Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Where: Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria
Address: 901 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA, 22314 703-683-6000
Parking: Hotel parking is $20/overnight with in & out privileges or $9 daytime only.
Convention Registration Fees:
Member of a MAPOM Club: $80.00 per person
You must be a current member of Annapolis MOM, Eastern Prince William MOMC, Fairfax County MOM, Frederick County POM, Fredericksburg Area MOM, Loudoun-Fairfax MOMC, Peninsula POM, Prince William MOMC, Richmond Area MOM, Shenandoah Valley POMC, Southside Area MOM or Tidewater MOMC to receive the reduced rate.
Member of another Club: $90.00 per person
If you are not in a multiples club or your Club is not a member of MAPOM, you pay this amount.
Pay immediately through Paypal (you do NOT need an account, and you do not pay any fees) or mail a check. When you choose "Check," you will get our Treasurer's address in your email confirmation.
2017 MAPOM CONVENTION SCHEDULE
Friday, April 21
3:00-4:00 Show & Sell Setup
4:00-6:00 Show & Sell
5:00-6:00 Presidents' Share Forum
6:00-6:30 MAPOM Board Meeting
6:30-8:30 Cocktails/Dinner/Photo Booth
8:30-10:00 Ball in the House
Saturday, April 22
9:30-11:00 Morning Workshops & Excursion
11:00-12:00 Show & Sell
12:00-2:00 Lunch/Keynote Speaker: Dr. Deborah Gilboa
2:00-3:30 Afternoon Workshops
3:30-4:30 Show & Sell (plus book signings/speakers at tables)
4:30-5:00 Show & Sell Cleanup and Snack Break
5:00-6:00 Business Meeting, Raffles & Awards
Your registration fee covers dinner & two drinks on Friday evening plus both breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Lunch choices: chicken, fish or vegetarian.
AM Session 9:30 - 11:00am
Dressing Your Body Type: Tips to Fit & Flatter Any Shape
Jennifer Mary, Apple & Pear Wardrobe Design
Are you a rectangle, hourglass, apple or pear? Leave this fun and informative session armed with positive strategies for dressing your body perfectly.
Helping Your Child Grow Up in Today's Digital World
Rick Stegman, FCPS Instructional Technology
Why are children so enthralled with social media? Why do they go there? What developmental needs do social media sites provide? How can adults hep kids navigate? Learn some ways to help address many of the online issues students and families face. This session will mainly discuss issues of Identity Formation & Social Media - and how these themes tie into other internet safety issues such as Porn & Sexual Identity, Sexting, Predators & Teen Sex Trafficking and Cyberbullying. You will get actionalble parenting tips and resources to share and use.
Setting Self-Care Goals You Can Actually Achieve
Lauree Ostrofsky, Simply Leap
You deserve to be able to take a shower and leave the house by yourself without guilt (yours) or anarchy (theirs). In this interactive session and honest discussion, we’ll look at what’s really important to you, in addition to being a great Mom, and how to get more of that into your life starting the moment you return from MAPOM.
Historical Walking Tour of Old Town Alexandria (additional $8.50 fee)
Alexandria Colonial Tours
Pack your walking shoes and your camera for this hour-long guided tour that begins and ends at City Hall. Meet an FCMOM member in the lobby at 9:30 to walk the 15 minutes south to City Hall.
PM Session 2:00 - 3:30pm
Yoga in the Park
Marsha D. Banks-Harold, PIES Fitness
Bring your own yoga mat for this class held outdoors in the park east of the hotel along the Potomac (weather permitting, otherwise in a workshop room). All levels are welcome!
TV and Technology (ages 8 and under)
Dr. Rene Hackney, Parenting Playgroups
What are the current recommendations for TV and Technology for toddlers and kids up to age 8, and how can you incorporate screen time appropriately? Learn techniques and strategies for balancing our digital world with your young children.
What would you like to know from older sets of twins? Paricipate in this Q&A with several sets of high school- and college-aged multiples.
Paint & Sip (additional $25 fee)
Wine & Design Alexandria
Socialize while you paint 2 wine glasses to take home for yourself or to give as a gift. No drinks are included with the price, but a cash bar will be open during the session.
Over on our main Convention page, we have details about Show and Sell, Photo Contest and Bethany House donation contest.