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2009 National Conference

The theme for this year's conference theme is "Managing the Family Business - Making Ends Meet." Conference schedule now available. Hotel rates just reduced!! Only a limited tickets are still available so don't wait and register today.


Mocha Moms, Inc.

2009 National Conference

"Managing the Family Business - Making Ends Meet"

July 30, 2009 - August 2, 2009


This year, we will have two full days of conference activities on Friday, July 31st and Saturday, August 1st instead of our traditional one day conference. 



The National Conference will be held at the:

Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport
O'Hare International Airport
Chicago, Illinois  60666
(773) 686-8000

Room Rates:
$129.00 Standard Room (Single)
$129.00 Standard Room (Double)

Space is limited to reserve your room early

Self-Parking/Valet: $45.00

CLICK HERE to reserve your room online.

To reserve your room via phone:
Call 1-877-865-5322
Mention "Group/Convention Code": MMI

No matter how you book or which room you choose, please be sure to mention that you are reserving your room under the Mocha Moms, Inc. National Conference room block.

Trains, Planes and Automobiles...Getting to the Chicago Hilton!




 Early Bird
(thru 04/01/09)
(04/02/09 - 06/30/09)
(07/01/09 - 07/28/09)

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(Subject to Change)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

7:00 PM

Strategic Planning Meeting -- Hospitality Suite
(National Board, Regional Directors and Network Directors)
*National Leaders are encouraged to arrive by July 29*


Thursday, July 30, 2009

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Welcome Reception and Early Registration -- Grand Ballroom

Mocha Marketplace Preview -- International Ballroom

Friday, July 31, 2009

Mocha Marketplace opens daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM -- International Ballroom

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration -- Grand Ballroom Foyer

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Mocha Morning Yoga Stretch -- Orchard Room
Instructor: Mocha Doralis Leslie

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Opening Session & Continental Breakfast -- Grand Ballroom

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Mocha Latte Sessions A & B
"Parenting Our 21st Century Children"

Session A
"Parenting Without the Paddle - A New Approach to Discipline"
Facilitators: Mocha Carol Muleta & Sheila Adams-Gardner

Session B
"3 Life Lessons We Learn from Children"
Facilitator: Mocha Patrice Blakemore

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Swiss Mocha Sessions C & D
"Customizing Your Child's Education"

Session C
"Education Options: Homeschooling, Private and Public School"
Facilitator: Education Panel

Session D

“How Children Learn Faster - A Mother’s Success Story”
Facilitator: Candi Carter

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Luncheon & Keynote Speaker
Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Sandra Baxter - "Literacy Matters!"

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Mocha Lite Sessions
Facilitator: Mocha Doralis Leslie - “Keeping Fit on a Budget”

Facilitator: Agatha Achindu - “Eating Healthy - Simple Meals on a Budget”

“Lite” Question & Answer Session

3:30 PM
– 8:00 PM

Mocha "Me Time" - Mocha Marketplace & Chicago Shopping

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Circle of Leaders Reception

(National Board, Regional Directors, Network Directors, State Coordinators, Chapter Presidents and Co-Presidents)
*Invitation only*

Sponsored by:


9:00 PM – Until

Mom’s Night Out - "Little Black Dress & Sexy Shoes"
Rio's Restaurant and Night Club - Downtown Chicago

Saturday, August 1, 2009

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration -- Grand Ballroom Foyer

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Mocha Morning Yoga Stretch -- Orchard Room
Instructor: Doralis Leslie

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Opening Session & Continental Breakfast -- Grand Ballroom

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Mocha Latte Sessions E & F
"Not Only Surviving, But Thriving in Today's Economy"

Session E
"Dressing/Decorating for Less"
Facilitator: Mocha Latachoia Givens

Session F
"Surviving These Financial Times"
Facilitator: Jennifer Matthews

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Swiss Mocha Sessions G & H
"Speaking in the Language of Love"

Session G
"Constructing Family Conversations - The Impact of Words on Feelings"
Facilitator: Kim Barnes

Session H
"Love Talk - Resolving Conflicts in Marriage"
Facilitators: Shalita and Darnell Williams

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Mocha Awards & Recognition Luncheon
Special Guest Speaker: Angie Stone, an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, keyboardist and record producer."

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Session I
"Mommy Thoughts - Mocha Confessions"

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Mocha Regional "Meet & Greets"
   Mid-Atlantic Region

   South Central Region
   Midwest Region
   Northeast Region
   Southeast Region
   Southwest Region

:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Mocha Network "Meet & Greets"

   Mochas Supporting Special Needs Children

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

 Mocha "Me Time" - Mocha Marketplace, Chicago Shopping

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Mocha Sister’s Circle - Pajama Party Mixer
(Games, Contests, Prizes)
Hosted by: Romance Author Celeste Norfleet and the National Conference Team
"Making Your Romance a Real Happily Ever After Story"

12:00 AM – 2:00 AM

Mocha Pajama "After Party"
Andiamo Sports Bar - Hilton O'Hare

Sunday, August 2, 2009

:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Closing Session - Continental Breakfast -- Grand Ballroom
Farewells, Photo Opportunities and Final Shopping with Mocha Moms, Inc.


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