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2021 New York Advocacy & Research Forum

This form is for registration for The New York Advocacy & Research Forum - Intensified Commercialization of the Surrogacy Field, part of the MHB Surrogacy Advocacy & Research Forum seriesThis in-person event takes place September 17th, 2021, at the Westin NY at Times Square, the night before the 2021 New York Men Having Babies Conference & Expo begins.  There is no charge to attend the program, but registration is required unless you are already registered for the conference.  For more information and/or to register for the conference click here.
 
While many professionals in surrogacy & fertility fields are driven by personal passion for family building, there are increasing signs that as the "industry" matures, there may be more instances of cutthroat competition and the pursuit of profit. 

Topics will include:
  • Predatory recruitment of surrogates and egg donors
  • Escalating compensation levels
  • Increased commodification of egg donation
  • Proliferation of commercial intermediaries, especially internationally 
  • Infusion of outside equity, mergers, acquisitions and IPOs
Initiatives to combat adverse impact of commercialization:
  • Efforts to codify agency best-practices (through voluntary standards and certification systems)
  • Positive impact of some regulatory efforts, such as with the recent NY Surrogacy Reform
  • Tackling the "third-rail" of surrogacy by developing compensation standards
  • Facilitation of more transparency and awareness regarding industry practices

For an orderly conduct of the event, please note that this is a private event and admittance is subject to the organizers' discretion. We reserve the right to remove anyone who disrupts the program in any way. 

Please Note Our Public Health & Safety Details
To ensure the safest possible conference experience, it is our policy that presenters, staff, and attendees are fully vaccinated. Participants will be provided a link to upload documentation of their status in advance to streamline the check in process. Based on prevailing public health circumstances, participants may be required to follow additional safety protocols, including masking. Our full COVID-19 Policy can be reviewed here.
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