Welcome to our Conference page!

Why attend?

1. Education: The conference will feature a diverse range of workshops and speakers led by experienced professionals. Whether you’re a seasoned doula looking to expand your knowledge or someone considering a career as a doula, this conference will offer valuable insights and practical skills to enhance your practice.

2. Networking: Connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for supporting families during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. The conference will provide ample opportunities to network with fellow doulas, exchange ideas, and build lasting relationships within the doula community.

3. Professional Development: Enhance your professional development by attending sessions focused on business management, marketing strategies, and legal considerations for doulas. Gain valuable tips and tools to help you establish and grow your doula practice successfully.

The final schedule and topics will be completed in the app by end of February and available for downloading  from the Apple Store and Google Play Store.

  •  “Cultural Competency”
  • “Trauma Informed Care”
  • “Back to Basics”
  • “Advanced Positions/Peanut Ball”
  • “Not Being a Nanny:  Postpartum 101”
  • “Advanced Infant Feeding”
  • “Preparing for the Unexpectedly Labor”
  • “Birth Propaganda”
  • “Advance Doula Business”
  • “Unconscious Bias”
  • “Pelvic Floor Health”
  • “Perinatal Mood Disorders Identifiers”
  • “High Risk, Need to Know Factors for Doulas”
  • “State of Birth work”
  • “Client Expectations”
  • Keynote Speaker:  Melanated Daddy, Josh Zawadi

 

 

THE WDA SEAL

If interested in obtaining the WDA Seal, please reach out to us before or at the conference.

 

Sponsorships and Exhibitors

 Our conference will hopefully be attended by not only doulas but those who support this profession. Contact info@widoulas.org for more information about sponsoring and/or exhibiting at the 1st Annual WDA Conference in Madison, WI.


Also, opportunities to be a sponsor for the following areas:  Food, Printing, and Scholarship.

Event Details:

Date: Friday, April 19th – Saturday, April 20th 2024

Location: Madison Marriott West- 1313 John Q Hammons Drive Middleton, Wisconsin 53562

Registration Fee: 

  • Members:  $250
  • Non-Member:  $350
  • Early Bird discount–register by March 1st to receive $75 off–amount will be taken off at checkout.
  • Scholarships are available on a limited capacity.  Please fill out this form–SCHOLARSHIPS–for more information and we will contact you.
 

Registration opens on January 15, 2024 and further schedule details will be out by end of February.

If you would like to apply for a possible scholarship to help cover the cost of the conference fee; please Click here.

Lodging:

Wisconsin Doulas Association
Start Date: Friday, April 19, 2024
End Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024
Last Day to Book: Friday, March 29, 2024
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate: Madison Marriott West for $149.00 USD per night

Exhibitors

In addition to sponsorship opportunities, we also offer the option to have a exhibitor’s table at the conference. This will allow you to showcase your products or services directly to attendees and engage in meaningful conversations. Having a vendor’s table provides an excellent platform for networking and establishing connections within the doula community.

Exhibitor Rate $350 - Nonprofit Rate $300

 
  • Recognition on the conference app as an exhibitor.
  • Recognition as an exhibitor in promotional emails.
  • 8ft skirted display table with two chairs.
  • Meals and refreshments during exhibit hours.
  • Electric Hook up‘s are not available for this event

WDA Conference Sponsors

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WDA Conference Exhibitors