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

  • November 2019: 6th International Conference on Gynecology and Obstetrics, 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

  • 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

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  • September 2019: Boulder Pride (booth)

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  • June 2019: RESOLVE Walk of Hope, Englewood, CO (booth)

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

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

  • May 2019: ASPIRE (Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction) 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: “Medicine, Law and the Internet”, Thessaloniki, Greece May 4 -6 2017. (Talk)

  • 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. 
  • 11/16: The 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
  • 9/16: High-Quality Fertility, Fertility Fair, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 5/16: 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.
  • 4/16: 37th Annual American Adoption Congress International Conference in Denver, CO, Trailblazing Change: Moving Mountains Together in Adoption.
  • 3/16: 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.
  • 11/15: Reproductive Rights, New Reproductive Technologies and the European Fertility MarketSantander, SPAIN. The DSR presented two talks.
  • 10/15: 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".
  • 10/15: Two presentations at the ASRM Meeting in Baltimore. "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.
  • 9/15: Skype interview with master's students in Bioethics and Science Policy at Duke University.
  • 9/15: 22nd World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI), Budapest, Hungary: Oral presentation "Infertility and Donor Conception: Pregnancy is just the beginning!"
  • 4/15: Stanford University Law School, talk sponsored by Law Students for Reproductive Justice
  • 3/15: We presented two papers at the 16th World Congress on Human Reproduction, Berlin, Germany: "Sperm donors who are open to contact with their offspring" (poster) and "The Donor Sibling Registry - a global registry for donor families" (oral presentation).
  • 11/14: Merck's conference: The 2nd Red TRAscender Congress, Mexico City, Mexico, with the Latin American Parents Infertility Organization. 
  • 10/14: 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. Our abstract was titled: "After Pregnancy: What are the needs, rights, and issues of Donor-Conceived People?" ( pdf of abstract )
  • 6/14: Skype workshop with a GLBTQ parents group in Boston after they watch the Family Equality Council webinar.
  • 5/14: Webinar: "The Donor Sibling Registry: Helping People Discover Their Roots” for the Embryo Adoption Awareness Center
  • 3/14: 2014 Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society. Palm Springs, CA
  • 3/14: Family Equality Council Webinar: The Donor Sibling Registry: Educating, connecting and supporting donor families.
  • 1/14: Boulder Bookstore, Boulder, CO. Book signing for Finding our Families: A First-of-Its-Kind Book for Donor-Conceived People and Their Families.
  • 8/13: 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.
  • 7/13: Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour, LA, CA. Our upcoming MTV News & Docs docu-drama series, Generation Cryo, was one of the fall shows premiered at this event.
  • 6/13: 2-day workshop, Donor Conception: Lessons for Clinicians, Families, Policy Makers and Researchers”, Montreal, Canada. Wendy's handout.
  • 6/13: 1-day workshop, “Revamping the Law & Policy of Reproductive Technologies: Children First? ”, University of Minnesota, MN
  • 9/12: ASPIRE (Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction) Conference, Osaka Japan. Lunchtime talk by Ryan and Wendy: The Donor Sibling Registry (DSR)- A Global Registry for Donor Families
  • 7/12: ESHRE, European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology conference, Istanbul, Turkey: 1700 Sperm Donor Recipients
  • 4/12: American Adoption Congress, Denver CO
  • 3/12: 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
  • 3/12: CU Law School, Boulder, CO, sponsored by the Law Students for Reproductive Justice and the Health Law Society.
  • 12/11: The 14th World Conference on Human Reproduction, Plenary Speaker. Speaker, Merck Serono Symposia and Donor Linking Symposium, Melbourne Australia
  • 10/11: Single Mothers by Choice 30th Aniversary Gala, NYC
  • 4/11 & 8/12: Embryo Adoption Awareness Center, Webinars
  • 4/11: The 2nd International Congress on Controversies in Cryopreservation of Stem Cells, Reproductive Cells, Tissue & Organs (CRYO)Palacio de Congresos, Valencia, Spain, Two abstracts presented:
    1. The case for comprehensive medical testing of gamete donors presented in the session: "Ethics and Social Consequences of Electively Deferring Motherhood through Oocyte Cryopreservation"
    2. Poster: Semen donors who are open to contact with their offspring
  • 1/11: 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. Semen donors who are open to contact with their offspring.
  • 11/10: National Council on Family Relations, Minn., MN
  • 10/10: ASRM Conference, Denver Colorado. Two Abstracts: Anonymity, disclosure, and contact with donors, how experiences of donor-conceived offspring vary by family type. Semen donors who are open to contact with their offspring.
  • 7/10: Genetics and Society Meeting, Tarrytown, NY
  • 4/10: Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE) Conference. Two presentations: A Survey of 164 Sperm Donors and The Case for Comprehensive Medical and Genetic Testing of Gamete Donors. Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 3/10: University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Motherhood Conference, Denver, CO
  • 2/10: L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center, L.A. CA
  • 1/10: Fertility 2010, British Fertility Society, Bristol, UK: The Case for Comprehensive Medical and Genetic Testing of Gamete Donors
  • 6/09: European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) Conference, Amsterdam, the Netherlands: US oocyte donors: a retrospective study of medical and psychosocial issues
  • 1/09: Fertility 2009, British Fertility Society, Edinburgh, Scotland: US oocyte donors: a retrospective study of medical and psychosocial issues
  • 10/08: Infertility Network, Toronto, Canada, Ethics and Gamete Donation
  • 3/08: DePaul University College of Law, Symposium: Tracking Change, Chicago, IL
  • 3/07: Association of Health Care Journalists, L.A., CA
  • 7/06: Association of Managers of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Denver, CO
  • 10/05: Infertility Network Symposium on Donor Conception, Toronto, Canada


DSR/Cambridge Collaboration Presentations

  • 10/08: Fertility Society of Australia (FSA) Meeting, Brisbane, AUS
  • 6/08: ESHRE Meeting Barcelona, Spain
  • 10/07: American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Meeting, Wash. DC