2014 Fun Stuff

Moms Rock! Tuesday Pre-Conference Reception

The 10th annual M2Moms® kicks off with an opportunity to connect with other marketing-to-moms execs, mingle with speakers and sponsors, and check out views of Millennium Park from our perch at the Hard Rock Hotel, above the Magnificent Mile. Immediately follows this year’s dynamic pre-conference digital moms workshops ... keep the conversation going!

Wednesday Networking Reception

The last session of Day 1 may have ended, but the discussion continues over drinks in the architecturally inspiring, domed Grand Army of the Republic Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center, one of Chicago's most historic and artistic treasures. Relax, mingle, compare notes and whet your appetite for dinner with fantastic hors d’oeuvres and wine.

Get Gorgeous with Dior

Oh, those beauty experts from Christian Dior! Back again at M2Moms® with a team of professional makeup artists to give attendees a small sample of their expert techniques and high-quality products. Visit one of the Dior primping stations and get a little day-to-night eye makeup, try out a new look for your lips or find out more about the Dior family of products.

Visit Our Exhibits

Under the beautiful glass dome of the Rotunda are exhibits from some of our sponsors. Be sure to stop by and check out their displays, pick up some of their materials and learn more about what they can offer your organization.

Dinner Connections

No Need to Eat Alone!
Why settle for room service when you can meet & eat with other M2Moms® attendees out on the town? Sign Up for Dinner Connections on Wednesday night! We've reserved seats at some of Chicago's better restaurants for M2Moms® guests to connect and share a meal as they review the day's events, and get better acquainted. You pay for your meal but we manage the details. Stop by the Dinner Connections table in the Rotunda… check out the menus… see who’s going… and sign up. It’s easy! To view a list of participating restaurants click here.

Take the Cake Award

In 2005, David Kieselstein of Time Inc.'s Parenting Group won the honors, and in 2006 it went to Diane Ridgeway Cross of Frank About Women. Kristin Bennett, Senior Director of Research and Trends, The Intelligence Group won in 2007, and Kara Forney, Founder of The Bump, and Tanya Van Court, SVP of MTVN/Nickelodeon Kids & Family Group, wowed the crowd in 2008. Wendy Clark, SVP, Integrated Marketing Communications & Capabilities of The Coca-Cola Company was the must-see winner of the 2009 award. In 2010, the award went to Katherine Wintsch, VP, Group Planning Director, The Mom Complex (presented as The Martin Agency, with Jamie Sohosky of Walmart) and Rose Cameron, Chief Strategy Officer of EuroRSCG Chicago, Took the Cake in 2011. In 2012, it was another tie, this time between Sarah DaVanzo, Strategic Planning Director, Trends + Culture at Publicis Kaplan Thaler and Zanny Oltman, VP of Marketing and Marketing Partnerships, Destination Maternity Corporation.

While you are at the conference, please take a few moments to complete the survey and tell us who will Take the Cake!

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Kathy Sheehan
GfK Consumer Trends, Roper Reports®

2012 (tie)
Sarah DaVanzo
Publicis Kaplan Thaler

Zanny Oltman

Destination Maternity Corp.

Rose Cameron
EuroRSCG Chicago

Katherine Wintsch
The Mom Complex
(presented as The Martin Agency, with Jamie Sohosky of Walmart)

Wendy Clark
The Coca-Cola Company

Tanya Van Court
Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect.com

Kara Forney
The Bump Media Inc.

Kristin Bennett
The Intelligence Group/CAA

Diane Ridgeway Cross
Frank About Women

David Kieselstein
Time Inc.'s Parenting Group