Save the date: the 2020 MHB Florida Conference on June 13-14, 2020!
The 2nd annual Florida Men Having Babies conference took place on June 8-9, 2019, at the GalleryONE Hotel. Over 100 prospective parents from across the United States and beyond enjoyed a weekend of workshops, and special in-depth panels about insurance, budgeting, medical and psychological aspects of surrogacy. Proceeds from the conference benefited the organization’s Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP).
- Advance registration for the 2020 event open!
- Stay tuned for the full 2020 event information!
- See below for the 2019 original event program
We offer two lodging options for out of town conference attendees. Note that availability is limited, so please do not delay securing your accommodations.
GalleryOne - A DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
This is the hotel where the conference is being held. It is an all-suite hotel, with several room options.
- Special subsidized room rate of $159 / night using this link (or use Reservation Group Code MHB if booking from the main page)
- You may also call the Reservations Hotline at 800-222-TREE (8733) OR the hotel’s Inhouse Reservations agent Alexandrea at 954-335-4614 and ask for the group rate under the Men Having Babies Room Block.
- Only Valet Parking is available at the hotel, $33.00 overnight parking and $15.00 for Daily Parking (however some parking is available at the Galleria mall next door).
Royal Palms Resort & Spa
Just a mile away from the GalleryOne, this popular (yet affordable) botique hotel is just one short block from the beach.
- Rooms for this weekend are only $120.
- Parking is only $10 / day.
- See below for a free ride service to get to the conference and other destination in Fort Lauderdale
Getting around: “The Free Ride”
An on-demand shuttle service that uses electric vehicles around Fort Lauderdale.
- Rides are free (courtesy of advertising sponsors), riders are expected to tip the driver.
- Runs daily 11:30am-10:00pm.
- Hop on and hop off along a pre-set route.
- Text ahead (please allow 10-15 minutes for pick-up) 954-603-4500
- Or use an app (Apple / Google) to request rides on-demand.