Promoting the Cloth Diaper Industry

2013 Cloth Diaper Business Conference
& RDIA Annual Meeting

The Art of Asking Parents to Consider Cloth

October 17-19, Las Vegas, Nevada

Rooms S221, S222, and S223 of the Las Vegas Convention Center

in conjunction with the ABC Kids Expo

Conference Schedule 

Complimentary lunch and snack provided each day
for registered attendees.

Thursday, October 17

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Bob Negen of WhizBang! Training

Enjoy a full day of retail seminars with award winning speaker and best selling author, Bob Negen of WhizBang! Training

Bob has tailored his proven techniques for retail success and exponential growth specifically for the cloth diaper business. Four 90-minute seminars.

You won't want to miss this!

Slide Show

Bob Negen Slide Show

6:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

HOSPITALITY SUITE at the LVH Hotel & Casino
After a busy and informative day, socialize and unwind with fellow attendees in our Hospitality Suite.

Friday, October 18

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Art of Asking Parents to Consider Cloth

Shayla Boyd-Gill of L.A.B.O.R. Business Coaching. 
Former cloth diaper retail store owner, and former RDIA Chair.

Slide Show

The Art of Asking Presentation

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

The State of the RDIA address will be delivered by
Dennis Frederick (All Together Enterprises / OsoCozy),
RDIA Chair.

Annual Meeting of members will be open to anyone, paid or unpaid. This is the annual business meeting required by RDIA bylaws.

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Accounting Presentation: There's a Report for That!

Turn your accounting into a tool instead of a chore.
Explore a new way to look at the information hidden in your businesses books. Know where your money is coming from, where it is going, and how to plan ahead. 

Presented by Angela R. Imes, CPA
Independent CPA and RDA Treasurer

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Laundry Science: Get that yeast out of my diaper!
Learn about the scientific experiments, conducted by Real Diaper Association (RDA), to identify evidence-based recommendations for laundering cloth diapers in the presence of a yeast infection.

Presented by Heather McNamara, RDA Executive Director. 

Laundry Science: Yeast

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Modernizing Diaper Services

Diaper services are great allies and resources for the entire cloth industry. Collaboration between Manufacturers, Retailers and Diaper Services helps get more babies into cloth diapers. As a group, we can create a dynamic change to the future of the industry as a whole.

Presented by Andrea Foley, President of Baby Junk and Diaper DuDee, RDIA board member.
Modernizing Diaper Service

3:30 p.m. -4:00 p.m.
Snack Break

6:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

HOSPITALITY SUITE at the LVH Hotel & Casino
After a busy and informative day, socialize and unwind with fellow attendees in our Hospitality Suite. 

Saturday, October 19

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Networking Session

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
DISCUSSION: The Impact of Cloth Diaper Co-ops on the Industry

One of the most important conversations in our industry is the impact of imports on each of our businesses. Within that broader discussion, we need to talk about cloth diaper co-ops. This facilitated discussion will cover a wide range of experience and opinion.

Facilitated by Heather McNamara (Real Diaper Association)


11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Light Brunch

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Bummis, a Celebration of 25 Years

With Betsy Thomas and Shirley Murdock of Bummis
Hosted by Lori Taylor (Fuzbaby), RDIA Director of Communications

Bummis Betsy Thomas and Shirley Murdock

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks given by Dennis Frederick, RDIA Chair.

Conference Sponsors

We would like to thank the following companies for sponsoring the 2013 Cloth Diaper Business Conference.





BNI Original Diaper Pail  


Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

RDIA Conference Sponsorship Opportunities [PDF]


Registration is now closed. If you would like to attend, you may register onsite at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Room S222. Onsite registration will be open October 17th and 18th from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Travel & Lodging

RDIA partners with ABC Kids to offer you travel deals. Visit their site and reserve your hotel today.

Annual Report

All members should read the annual financial report. In addition to the financial report, this annual report details RDIA programs and members. Download PDF.

Real Diaper Industry Association is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit advancing, networking and promoting the cloth diaper industry.
Contact info @ realdiaperindustry . org

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