UP Babywearing Conference is a registered not-for-profit organization that produces the yearly UP Babywearing & Parenting Conference. Our next event will take place in Ottawa, Ontario, July 27 & 28, 2019.   

The not-for-profit side of UP is led by co-directors Amanda Hart Richardson and Sissy Crane and supervised by a board of directors. Our Conference event is organized by a volunteer group of parenting and babywearing enthusiasts. We collaborate from across the country and around the world to bring a diverse range of business partners, educators, and caregivers to one location, for the benefit of parenting and babywearing communities.

The inaugural UP conference was successfully held in 2017, in Ottawa, Ontario, and it sparked our desire to share this unique experience with as many parents as possible. Our second conference was held on the west coast in Coquitlam, British Columbia, on September 22 and 23, 2018, and 2019 will see our return to the east. 

Interested in participating as a partner or educator in our 2019 conference? Please contact us via [email protected] to discuss. 



Image description : The photo shows seven of the organizers from the 2018 conference event, posed in an array of funny facial expressions. From top left to right: Kayla Dixon, Chelsey Chichak, Marissa Deter (holding a white toddler), Jewel Goodwin, Morgan Hyde Nahanee. Kneeling from bottom left to right: Sissy Crane and Karen Parker. Photo by Abbie Rose.