Conference and Workshop Fees

Pre-Conference Workshops

Peanut Ball$60
Business Training$60
HUG Your Baby$105

Conference Fees

 Pre-Sale Registration
(by March 15*)
Early Bird Registration
(by May 15*)
Regular Registration
(until July ??*)
U.S. Members$485$485
U.S. Non-Members$605$605
International Members$425$425
International Non-Members$605$605
One Day$200$200
Virtual Only$145$145
Virtual + Full ConferenceNo additional cost!Conference Fee +$90
Pre Conference + Full ConferenceConference Fee + $50Conference Fee + $50
Pre Conference + Virtual Conference + Full ConferenceConference Fee + $50Conference Fee + $110

Saturday Evening Event - Playing Monopoly with God


Early registration fees must be postmarked or confirmed online by 5:00 pm CST on June 30, 2016. International Discounts apply for early bird registrations only. All payments must be in US funds.

How to Register

If you would like to register online and are already a DONA International member and/or have a customer record, you will register using your login credentials. After logging in, you’ll see a link for “DONA International Annual Conference.”

If you are not already affiliated with DONA International, please create a record. Then, you’ll be able to select “DONA International Annual Conference.”

Lastly, you can also register via mail or fax.

Conference Registration Includes

  • The special pre-conference Welcome Reception on Thursday, July 28, 2016
  • The core conference beginning the evening of Thursday, July 28, 2016 and ending Sunday, July 31, 2016, which includes seven (7) general sessions and your four (4) choices from twenty-four (24) concurrent sessions, including a special DONA approved trainers’ track of sessions
  • Admission to the Exhibit Hall
  • Some meals to include breakfast (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and lunch (Friday and Saturday)

Cancellations and Refund Requests

All refund requests must be submitted in writing, postmarked by July 14, 2016 to the DONA International Home Office, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 850, Chicago, IL 60601. A non-refundable processing fee of $100 (US funds) will be retained in all cases for each conference fee refund request. After July 14, 2016 you may transfer your registration to a substitute, but you must notify the DONA International Home Office by calling 1.888.788.DONA (3662) or emailing [email protected].

Continuing Education

The core conference qualifies as formal continuing education for doula recertification and trainer reapproval with DONA
International. Lamaze International, International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) and most other childbirth certification organizations accept DONA International contact hours for continuing education. However, it is the individual registrant’s responsibility to ascertain whether this offering meets the requirements of their certifying organization. The registrant must attend a session in its entirety to receive continuing education credit for that session.

Breastfeeding Babies

Breastfeeding babies up to six (6) months of age (in arms or slings only, no strollers) who remain quiet may accompany a
conference registrant at sessions, at meals and in the Exhibit Hall. A comfortable breastfeeding room will also be available for nursing mothers.

Special Dietary Needs

For special dietary needs, check the available options on the registration form.

Volunteers Invited

Help make this conference a success! Indicate your interest in volunteering on the registration form. Volunteers will not miss meals or sessions.

Exhibits and Silent Auction

Be sure to visit the Exhibit Hall often to take advantage of the products and services being offered. Place your bids for Silent Auction items.


Video and/or audio recording of any session is strictly prohibited. Professional audio recordings of most sessions will be available for sale on-site after the conference. Your attendance at this conference indicates your willingness to be photographed, filmed or recorded.

Social Media

We are excited for live tweeting, Instagramming, Facebook posting and other social media activities with #DONA16. Remember, the goal is to provide a snippet or flavor of the session and not be a virtual session. We kindly ask that you keep this in mind as you post.

Change in Program

DONA International reserves the right to substitute or cancel speakers and/or sessions.