National Cribs for Kids Conference

National Cribs for Kids Conference

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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
LOCATION:  The Omni William Penn Hotel  – Pittsburgh, PA
REGISTRATION OPENS: November 8, 2021

Now accepting abstracts through November 5, 2021
Please note: In the event of travel restrictions and/or safety concerns for our attendees due to COVID-19, we are prepared to pivot to a virtual conference format. Additionally, all conference attendees will be required to submit proof of vaccination.

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 5, 2021
Presenter will be notified of selection – by December 17, 2021

Conference Pricing

Early Registration – (November 8, 2021)

Full Conference – $450.00
One Day – $250.00

After Early Registration – (March 1, 2022)

Full Conference – $500.00
One Day – $300.00

Exhibitor Prices

Exhibitor without registration – $500.00
Exhibitor with Conference Registration – $350.00 (plus registration fee)

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