National Cribs for Kids Conference

National Cribs for Kids Conference

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In light of the new variant and our past attendee/partner survey responses, we have decided to transition the conference into a virtual format. We have received feedback regarding travel hesitations, fears of a new variant, and employer travel restrictions continuing at least into mid-2022. Additionally, because our attendees primarily serve families with infants and young children, we feel it is best to have a virtual event to prevent the further spread of the virus and avoid putting families at risk.
Although we will dearly miss being in the same room as all of you, we look forward to presenting the 7th National Conference in this format. We are designing it in a way that will provide you the opportunity to learn and engage with more of the safe sleep community than has been possible with past in-person events.
Many thanks to those of you who participated in our survey, and helped us to facilitate our decision. Stay tuned for information on registering, including early bird pricing, which will launch in January!
When the Safe Sleep Community comes together anything is possible.
Together we can change the culture surrounding infant safe sleep.

DATE:   May 3-6, 2022

*If you have been given a discount code, please enter it in the “ID Code” field on the welcome page of registration.

Our last conference addressed the need to further reduce infant mortality rates locally and nationally by targeting and utilizing existing program resources; creating partnerships through community leadership collaborations, and providing organizations with the tools needed for a unified infant safe sleep effort.

For the 2019 conference, our goal is to start a conversation about how we can actively reach larger audiences and spread the safe sleep message more effectively using technology, social media, and marketing. We want to embrace technology and use the tools that are available to us today so that we can make infant safe sleep practices the social norm and promote the health, safety, and well-being of all infants.

This conference is the only infant safe sleep event that brings proponents of reform in the way infant deaths are investigated under one roof. It will bring Cribs for Kids® Partners from across the country to meet and compare best practices and at the same time give prospective partners an opportunity to learn about ways to begin a Cribs for Kids® Program in their communities.

Professionals, from throughout the country , will begin a national dialogue that will address the importance of education for parents and caregivers regarding infant safe sleep practices and the need for accurate and consistent classification and coding of sudden unexplained infant deaths.

We invite you to join a national dialogue that will address the importance of a safe sleep environment for infants and the need for accurate and consistent classification and coding of sudden unexplained infant deaths. This groundbreaking conference is the first of its kind to bring experts, from both of these arenas, under one roof.

Important Dates to Remember

Call for Abstracts – August 1, 2021
Deadline for Abstracts – November 30, 2021
Presenter will be notified of selection – by January 3, 2021

Conference Pricing

Early Registration (Starting January 3, 2022) – $250

Late Registration (After March 1, 2022) – $300

Exhibitor Registration (Full Conference Attendance + Virtual Booth) – $500

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email
Andrea Wilson at

Frequently Asked Questions

  • No. You are not required to attend the session you selected at the conference. We are asking that registrants select a break out session for planning purposes. We are using this information to make sure we put each session in the appropriate size room so that there is enough space for all who wish to attend that session.

  • Yes, because this year’s theme is Embracing Technology, we encourage all guests to bring smartphones, tablets, and laptops to use throughout the conference.

  • The dress code of the conference is business casual. Please pack a sweater or a light jacket in case of cooler temperatures for both inside and outside of the venue.

  • Yes, some meals are provided. Breakfast is provided on all three days of the conference (Wed., Thurs., & Fri.). Lunch is provided on Wednesday and Thursday only. Dinner will be provided on Tuesday, Wednesday (with the purchase of a Pittsburgh Pirates ticket), and Thursday night for those who are going to be attending the evening networking events available.

  • Yes, there are multiple networking opportunities throughout the conference. Networking specific events are scheduled for Tuesday evening and Wednesday evening.

    Tuesday Night: Welcome Reception – 17th Floor of the Omni William Penn Hotel

    Wednesday Night: Pittsburgh Pirates Game ($23.00 per ticket), tailgating networking event prior to the game (weather permitting).

    Thursday Night: Cribs for Kids Open House and 20th Anniversary Celebration

  • Yes, continuing education will be provided for various professions.

    1. Social Work – from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
    2. Nursing – from Duquesne University School of Nursing
    3. Coroner – from the PA Coroner’s Association
    4. EMS – from EMS West

2019 Conference – Embracing Technology


Andrea Wilson at or 412-322-5680 ext. 4