Speaking Engagements

Wendy Kramer speaks around the world about the donor-conception industry, including the rights of donor-conceived people, the needs of donor families, and the end of donor anonymity.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Previous Speaking Engagements
DSR/Cambridge Collaboration Presentations

 

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

January 2020: Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, Denver, CO: “Disclosures and Discussions” panel. A workshop run every year for families who have used a 3rd party for reproduction.

 

Previous Speaking Engagements

September 2019: Boulder Pride, Boulder, CO: Booth
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November 2019: 6th International Conference on Gynecology and Obstetrics, Paris, France: Theme: Focus on Next Generation and to Improve Obstetrics and Gynecology Care

November 2019: 26th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI), Paris, France: Research on 2,013 Donor Offspring

June 2019: RESOLVE Walk of Hope, Englewood, CO: Booth

June 2019: The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), Vienna: Poster Presentation on Donor Offspring Research

June 2019: Midwest Reproductive Symposium International (MRSi), Chicago, IL: Invited speaker: DNA=Donors Not Anonymous

May 2019: Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE), Hong Kong: 2 talks: One on Donor-Conceived People and DNA=Donors Not Anonymous

January 2019: Colorado University School of Law: Bioethics & the Law Class

January 2019: British Fertility Society, Birmingham, UK

November 2018: Conference of The Foundation for Reproductive Medicine, NYC

October 2018: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYC

October 2018: Philadelphia Family Pride Family Matters Conference

October 2018: ASRM Meeting: Poster by our partners from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Attachment in Donor Conception: Curiosity, Search, and Contact

September 2018: Conceptions Reproductive Associates of Colorado

August 2018: Boulder Bookstore: Book signing for Your Family: A Donor Kid's Story

June 2018: RESOLVE Walk of Hope, Englewood, CO

March 2018: 26th European Congress of the European Board & College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Paris, France

February 2018: University of San Diego School of Law, Center for Health Law Policy & Bioethics

January 2018: British Fertility Society, Liverpool, UK: Talk: "Infertility and Donor Conception: Pregnancy is Just the Beginning!"

October 2017: American Bar Association, Beaver Creek, CO

September 2017: Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, Lone Tree, CO

June 2017: RESOLVE Walk of Hope, Englewood, CO

May 2017: The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Laboratory for the Research of Medical Law and Bioethics, the Bar Association of Thessaloniki, and the Medical Association of Thessaloniki International Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece: Talk: “Medicine, Law and the Internet”

February 2017: The European Meeting Days of the French Society of Gynecology, Paris, France: Poster

December 2016: NY Genome Center, NYC: "Are you your genome?" A panel discussion about the human side of genetics: exploring the connections between identity, heritage, and genetic information.

November 2016: 20th anniversary of CONCEBIR/Bi-annual meeting of the American Network (Red TRAscender), Buenos Aires, Argentina: Video Part 1, Video Part 2, Video Part 3

September 2016: HQA Fertility Fair, Colorado Springs, CO

May 2016: BIT’s 4th International Congress of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (ICGO-2016), Barcelona, Spain: Oral presentation: "The Donor Sibling Registry (DSR) — A Global Registry for Donor Families"

April 2016: 37th Annual American Adoption Congress International Conference in Denver, CO: "Trailblazing Change: Moving Mountains Together in Adoption"

March 2016: 17th World Congress of Gynecological Endocrinology, Florence, Italy: Poster: For the Infertile Couple: 5 Things You Need to Know and Oral presentation: The Case for Comprehensive Genetic Testing of Gamete Donors

November 2015: Reproductive Rights, New Reproductive Technologies, and the European Fertility Market, Santander, Spain: The DSR presented two talks

October 2015: 11th World Congress of the European Society of Gynecology (ESG), Prague, Czech Republic: Two oral presentations: "Infertility and creating donor-conceived children: Pregnancy is just the beginning, not the end of the journey" and "Connecting with offspring: sperm donor attitudes"

October 2015: ASRM Meeting, Baltimore, MD: Two presentations: "Adolescents Conceived Through Donor Insemination: An In-Depth Qualitative Study of the Experiences of Contacting and Meeting Donor Siblings" and "Integrating Donor Conception into Identity: Parent-Child Relationships and Identity Development in Donor Conceived Adolescents." Jenna Slutsky, MA Center for Attachment Research, The New School for Social Research; Dr. Vasanti Jadva, Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge; Dr. Tabitha Freeman; Sherina Persaud, MA; Wendy Kramer, The Donor Sibling Registry; Dr. Miriam Steele; Dr. Howard Steele; and Professor Susan Golombok.

September 2015: Skype interview with master's students in Bioethics and Science Policy at Duke University

September 2015: 22nd World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI), Budapest, Hungary: Oral presentation: "Infertility and Donor Conception: Pregnancy is just the beginning!"

April 2015: Stanford University Law School: Talk sponsored by Law Students for Reproductive Justice

March 2015: 16th World Congress on Human Reproduction, Berlin, Germany: Two papers: "Sperm donors who are open to contact with their offspring" (poster) and "The Donor Sibling Registry — a global registry for donor families" (oral presentation)

November 2014: Merck's Conference: The 2nd Red TRAscender Congress, Mexico City, Mexico: With the Latin American Parents Infertility Organization

October 2014: The First European Workshop of the Italian Association of Gynecological Endocrinology and the 7th Albert Netter Days of the European Society of Gynecology, Capri, Italy: Abstract: "After Pregnancy: What are the needs, rights, and issues of Donor-Conceived People?" (PDF)

June 2014: Skype workshop with a GLBTQ parents group in Boston after they watched the Family Equality Council webinar

May 2014: Webinar: "The Donor Sibling Registry: Helping People Discover Their Roots" for the Embryo Adoption Awareness Center

March 2014: 2014 Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, Palm Springs, CA

March 2014: Family Equality Council Webinar: The Donor Sibling Registry: Educating, connecting and supporting donor families

January 2014: Boulder Bookstore, Boulder, CO: Book signing for Finding our Families: A First-of-Its-Kind Book for Donor-Conceived People and Their Families

August 2013: American Sociological Association Annual Meeting: Paper presentation: "Donor Conceived Offspring Conceive of the Donor and Donor Siblings in Lesbian-Parent and Heterosexual-Parent Families." Presented by co-authors R. Hertz and M. Nelson.

July 2013: Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour, Los Angeles, CA: Our upcoming MTV News & Docs docu-drama series, Generation Cryo, was one of the fall shows premiered at this event.

June 2013: 2-day workshop, Montreal, Canada: “Donor Conception: Lessons for Clinicians, Families, Policy Makers and Researchers” (Wendy's handout)

June 2013: 1-day workshop, University of Minnesota, MN: “Revamping the Law & Policy of Reproductive Technologies: Children First?”

September 2012: Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE ) Conference, Osaka, Japan: Lunchtime talk by Ryan and Wendy: The Donor Sibling Registry (DSR) — A Global Registry for Donor Families

July 2012: European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) Conference, Istanbul, Turkey: 1700 Sperm Donor Recipients

April 2012: American Adoption Congress, Denver CO

March 2012: Pacific Sociological Association Conference in San Diego, CA: "Sperm Donor-Conceived Children Speak out about Donor Conception." Patricia K. Jennings (CSU East Bay) and Wendy Kramer (Donor Sibling Registry). Presented by Pat Jennings.

March 2012: CU Law School, Boulder, CO: Sponsored by the Law Students for Reproductive Justice and the Health Law Society

December 2011: 14th World Conference on Human Reproduction, Melbourne, Australia: Plenary Speaker, Merck Serono Symposia and Donor Linking Symposium

October 2011: Single Mothers by Choice 30th Aniversary Gala, NYC

April 2011 and August 2012: Embryo Adoption Awareness Center: Webinars

April 2011: 2nd International Congress on Controversies in Cryopreservation of Stem Cells (CRYO Conference), Valencia, Spain: Reproductive Cells, Tissue & Organs: Two abstracts presented: The Case for Comprehensive Medical and Genetic Testing of Gamete Donors, presented in the session "Ethics and Social Consequences of Electively Deferring Motherhood through Oocyte Cryopreservation" and Semen donors who are open to contact with their offspring (poster)

January 2011: Fertility 2011, Dublin, Ireland: British Fertility Society, et al. Two abstracts: "Anonymity, disclosure, and contact with donors: How experiences of donor-conceived offspring vary by family type" and "Semen donors who are open to contact with their offspring"

November 2010: National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN

October 2010: ASRM Conference, Denver, CO: Two abstracts: "Anonymity, disclosure, and contact with donors: How experiences of donor-conceived offspring vary by family type" and "Semen donors who are open to contact with their offspring"

July 2010: Genetics and Society Meeting, Tarrytown, NY

April 2010: Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE) Conference, Bangkok, Thailand: Two presentations: "A Survey of 164 Sperm Donor"s and "The Case for Comprehensive Medical and Genetic Testing of Gamete Donors"

March 2010: University of Denver, Denver, CO: Sturm College of Law, Motherhood Conference

February 2010: L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center, Los Angeles, CA

January 2010: Fertility 2010, British Fertility Society, Bristol, UK: The Case for Comprehensive Medical and Genetic Testing of Gamete Donors

June 2009: European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: US oocyte donors: a retrospective study of medical and psychosocial issues

January 2009: Fertility 2009, British Fertility Society, Edinburgh, Scotland: US oocyte donors: a retrospective study of medical and psychosocial issues

October 2008: Infertility Network, Toronto, Canada: Ethics and Gamete Donation

March 2008: DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL: Symposium: Tracking Change

March 2007: Association of Health Care Journalists, Los Angeles,CA

July 2006: Association of Managers of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Denver, CO

October 2005: Infertility Network Symposium on Donor Conception, Toronto, Canada

 

DSR/Cambridge Collaboration Presentations

October 2008: Fertility Society of Australia (FSA) Meeting, Brisbane, Australia

June 2008: ESHRE Meeting, Barcelona, Spain

October 2007: American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Meeting, Washington, DC