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

Men Having Babies Florida - 2019
Surrogacy & Gay Parenting Conference

Fort Lauderdale, June 8-9, 2019

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Hotel options

We offer two lodging options for out of town conference attendees. Note that availability is limited, so please do not delay securing your accommodations.

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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).

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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

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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.