Here's what some of our attendees had to say about past DONA International conferences:

"Excellent conference and speakers. It was great to be able to interact with the Founders and BOD all were approachable and friendly. ... This convention has made me very enthusiastic about going home and promoting DONA especially knowing that DONA is standing behind me. Thank you for this great opportunity."

"Enjoyed the slide show and the entire conference. Quality of speakers were excellent!"

"This was my first doula conference. Already I can't wait until next year. It was so exciting to meet and hear from the Drs/ authors of the books I have read and continue to refer to. ... There were some speakers that I felt the clock played tricks on us. The time went by too, too fast."

"Great conference, learned a lot."

"Loved everything overall such a warmth and feel of community – nutritious food."

"I am so impressed with how this conference has been organized! It's the friendliest, most informative conference I have ever been to, and I can tell that the organizers worked incredibly hard and were very dedicated to making it run smoothly. THANK YOU!"

"My first conference, I will be back!!"

© 2012 DONA International

The Conference web pages were designed to provide DONA International members and others interested in the doula profession with the most up-to-date information about the upcoming conference – including speakers, sessions, workshops, hotel and travel information, as well as conference registration. At the DONA International 2012 Annual Conference, you will find focused learning sessions, thought-provoking speakers, a solution-filled Exhibit Hall, and plenty of networking opportunities.

Some of this year's highlights include:

  • Education – Exciting general sessions throughout the conference, 20 concurrent sessions, intensive pre– and post– conference workshops, and more!
  • Products and Services – Take advantage of an outstanding Exhibit Hall chock – full of providers who can solve your toughest challenges and make your life easier. You will also be able to shop in person at the DONA Boutique.
  • Networking Events – Connect with other doulas from around the world during plentiful breaks, receptions, and evening events.
  • The conference handouts and materials will be made available on the DONA international website prior to the conference as well as on a CD presented to all conference attendees.

This will be a very special conference as we celebrate our 20th Birthday. Join us to learn current trends and best practices.

To sponsor or exhibit at the 2012 DONA International Conference, click here to download the 2012 Sponsor/Exhibitor/Advertiser Prospectus.

This conference page will continually be updated as more information becomes available, so check back often!

Click here for DONA International Annual Conference audio recordings.

Review the tabs above for more detailed information on everything you need to know about this year's conference.