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Keynotes Sessions (In-Person & Online Live Stream for Virtual Registrants)

  • Frankie RobertsonRead Bio →
    Frankie Robertson
    MPA

    The Role of Doulas in Advocating for Perinatal Health Policies

  • Jen HamiltonRead Bio →
    Jen Hamilton
    RN, BSN, CEN, RNC-OB

    The Next Level: What the Future Holds for Hospital-Based Doula Collaboration

    Level Up Your Online Presence: A Social Media Workshop with Tiktok Creator, Jen Hamilton (Pre-Con Track B)

  • Jabina ColemanRead Bio →
    Jabina Coleman
    LCSW, IBCLC

    Everyone Wants to Hold the Baby, Who Will Hold the Mother?® Perinatal Mood Disorders and Infant Feeding Choices

  • Venus StandardRead Bio →
    Venus Standard
    MSN, CNM, APRN, FACNM, LCCE, CD(DONA), Co-Presenter

    Racial Disparities in Perinatal Health, A National Crisis: Concordant Perinatal Doulas are Making a Difference

  • Dr. Jacquelyn McMillian BohlerRead Bio →
    Dr. Jacquelyn McMillian Bohler
    Ph.D., CNM, CNE, Co-Presenter

    Racial Disparities in Perinatal Health, A National Crisis: Concordant Perinatal Doulas are Making a Difference

  • Dr. Stephanie Devane-JohnsonRead Bio →
    Dr. Stephanie Devane-Johnson
    Ph.D., CNM, FACNM, Co-Presenter

    Racial Disparities in Perinatal Health, A National Crisis: Concordant Perinatal Doulas are Making a Difference

  • Dr. Kyrah BrownRead Bio →
    Dr. Kyrah Brown
    PhD

    Doulas and Data: Leveraging Evaluation to Demonstrate Impact

  • Gail TullyRead Bio →
    Gail Tully
    CPM

    The New Path of Birth: The Science and Delight of New Insights in Fetal Rotation Through the Anatomy of Birth

Concurrent and Special Sessions

  • Adriana LozadaRead Bio →
    Adriana Lozada
    AdvCD(DONA), CSC, CEMC, CBP, SATP

    Dismantle Learned Compliance: Level Up Your Prenatal Meetings to Support Birth Physiology

  • Clare HeggieRead Bio →
    Clare Heggie
    MA

    The Role of Doulas in Supporting Safe & Affirming Perinatal Healthcare for Queer Families

  • Dr. Bethany M. KumRead Bio →
    Dr. Bethany M. Kum
    DDS

    Babes, Tongues, & Ties: Doula Support to Optimize the Feeding Journey

  • Kimberly Seals AllersRead Bio →
    Kimberly Seals Allers
    she/her/hers, Founder, Irth & Executive Director, Narrative Nation, Inc.

    Battling Bias: Learning from the Lived Experience to Improve Perinatal Care & Advance Health Equity - 2022 Data from IRTH App’s Digital Platform

  • J.C. HallmanRead Bio →
    J.C. Hallman
    Author, Say Anarcha

    Say Anarcha: Writing the Story of The Mother of Gynecology

  • Sarah JuliussonRead Bio →
    Sarah Juliusson
    Founder, The Website Doula, Certified StoryBrand Guide, MSN, She/Her/Hers

    Hero or Guide? Level Up Your Website by Centering Your Clients

    Passing the Grunt Test: Simple Steps to Make Sure Your Website Works for You- Trainers Track

  • Dr. Jessica LiddellRead Bio →
    Dr. Jessica Liddell
    PhD, MPH, MSW

    Developing the Doula Workforce: Identifying Opportunities & Obstacles to Improve Maternal Mental Health Outcomes in Rural Settings

  • Juan IrbyRead Bio →
    Juan Irby
    LD, PD, NPE

    Embracing Male Doulas: Meeting the Unique Needs of Men in Doula Training- Trainers Track

  • Dr. Holly HoranRead Bio →
    Dr. Holly Horan
    PhD, Co-Presenter

    Community Based Strategies for Increasing Access to Doula Care

  • Dalia AbramsRead Bio →
    Dalia Abrams
    MPH, LCCE, BDT/CD(DONA), Co-Presenter

    Community Based Strategies for Increasing Access to Doula Care

  • Dr. Ann PeraltaRead Bio →
    Dr. Ann Peralta
    DrPH, MPH

    YOUR CHOICE: A Decision-Making Tool for Induction of Labor

  • TaKiesha SmithRead Bio →
    TaKiesha Smith
    CD(DONA), CLC, CCHW

    Doulas and Stillbirth Prevention

  • Penny Bussell StansfieldRead Bio →
    Penny Bussell Stansfield
    BA(Hons), AdvCD/BDT(DONA), LCCE, CLC, LMT, Microbiome Educator

    Foundations for Health: Optimizing Baby's Gut Microbiome

  • Nikia LawsonRead Bio →
    Nikia Lawson
    BDT/CD(DONA)

    Trainers Talk Shop: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies to Enhance Doula Training- Trainers Track

  • Krista MaltaisRead Bio →
    Krista Maltais
    AdvPCD/PDT(DONA), ALC, BS Family Studies

    Support for Doulas Without Children

    Collaboration vs. Competition for a Successful and Sustainable Doula Business (Pre-Con Track B)

  • Dr. Abigail JorgensenRead Bio →
    Dr. Abigail Jorgensen
    Ph.D., CD(DONA), LCCE, Co-Presenter

    Disability and Doulas

  • Kristen SchellRead Bio →
    Kristen Schell
    CD(DONA), LCCE, Co-Presenter

    Disability and Doulas

Pre-Conference Sessions

  • Jen HamiltonRead Bio →
    Jen Hamilton
    RN, BSN, CEN, RNC-OB

    The Next Level: What the Future Holds for Hospital-Based Doula Collaboration

    Level Up Your Online Presence: A Social Media Workshop with Tiktok Creator, Jen Hamilton (Pre-Con Track B)

  • Averjill RookwoodRead Bio →
    Averjill Rookwood
    CD,CEO, The Corporate Doula | Co-Founder The Doula Friendly Initiative

    Mastering Insurance and Retirement as a Doula (Pre-Con Track B)

  • Lindsay McCoyRead Bio →
    Lindsay McCoy

    Birth Biomechanics: Creating Optimal Space in the Pelvis for an Easier Birth (Pre-Con Track A)

  • Darcy SauersRead Bio →
    Darcy Sauers
    PCD(DONA)

    Collaboration vs. Competition for a Successful and Sustainable Doula Business (Pre-Con Track B)

  • Krista MaltaisRead Bio →
    Krista Maltais
    AdvPCD/PDT(DONA), ALC, BS Family Studies

    Support for Doulas Without Children

    Collaboration vs. Competition for a Successful and Sustainable Doula Business (Pre-Con Track B)

  • Emily WannenburgRead Bio →
    Emily Wannenburg
    DNDM, CLC, CBE, AdvCD(DONA), 4TFM

    Simulating and Supporting Movement in the Epidural Client (Pre-Con Track A)

  • Dianne CassidyRead Bio →
    Dianne Cassidy
    MA, IBCLC-RLC, ALC

    Epidural Anesthesia and its Impact on Lactation Initiation & Duration (Pre-Con Track A)

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The beautiful 4-Star Marquette Hotel is located at 710 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402. It is directly connected to the Crystal Court and the Minneapolis Skyway. The meeting space, Windows of the World, has amazing city views with floor-to-ceiling windows and the hotel rooms are nicely appointed with great amenities.

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