Speakers & Exhibitors

Call for Speakers

DONA International’s Speaker Selection Team is looking for evidence-based presentations that provide transferable skills to our in-person and virtual summit attendees. We invite doulas, doctors, midwives, childbirth educators, physical therapists, researchers, authors, lactation consultants, administrators, professors, policymakers, entrepreneurs, coaches, social workers and birth advocates to share your expertise by submitting a speaker proposal for either the in-person summit in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl,  the follow up online virtual summit to be held August 4, 2018, or both!

Deadline: The deadline for all submissions is midnight (PST) on Friday, April 20, 2018. After a complete review, The DONA International Speaker Selection Team will notify the individual(s) regarding acceptance by May 11, 2018.

View the full Call for Speaker Proposals here.


Exhibiting at the DONA International Conference is a fun, rewarding and exciting opportunity! Prenatal, perinatal and postpartum care professionals are expected to register, and they all look forward to visiting each and every exhibit. The majority of our participants are birth and postpartum support professionals who work directly with birthing parents, babies, siblings and other health care providers. Birth doula services usually include prenatal visits, attendance at labor and birth, lactation support and follow-up postpartum contact. Postpartum doulas meet prenatally with clients and work with the family following the birth providing support for breastfeeding, newborn care, siblings and other support in adjusting to the new family dynamics. Because the doula profession continues to grow, the market is open for many opportunities for product education. DONA International is the largest doula organization in the world with over 5,000 members. Many of our member doulas are also childbirth educators, lactation consultants, massage therapists, nurses and parent educators. Make your presence and products known to our registrants and expectant new families with whom these professionals work throughout the year by becoming a sponsor.

Deadline: The deadline for Sponsorship opportunities is Friday, May 15, 2018 at 5pm EST.

View the full Exhibitor Prospectus here.