With many duties that are involved with planning a conference, most private practice lactation professionals can become overwhelmed by the requirements needed in order to plan an event that is successful and necessary. This 60-minute presentation will discuss various strategies in planning a conference, while also being able to continue your normal work and home life without feeling overwhelmed. From discussing the vision of the conference to formulating strategies on how to delegate, learning how to plan a conference of your own is essential to its success. Special attention is paid to making the conference equitable and current, giving due diligence to the conference attendees and to the profession as a whole. Lastly, this presentation will discuss requirements that are outlaid by various organizations for professional recertification and certification continuing education hours.