About the Summit

There’s something special about a DONA International in-person meeting!  Doulas and birth professionals come together from across the globe to learn and grow as we work to innovate the role of the doula in the modern healthcare system.

This year, DONA International invites you to our in-person meeting, DONA Summit 2020: Connecting Vision to Action, where we will seek to level up by enhancing our ability to serve the growing and evolving doula profession and global families.

Learning Opportunities

The Leadership Summit will focus on key areas for professional growth offering approximately 15 continuing education hours for recertification with DONA International and other organizations that accept DONA contact hours.

About Our Speakers

The DONA International Speaker Selection Committee is hard at work cultivating an excellent speaker line-up.  The committee will be incorporating excellent keynote addresses alongside working sessions in which doulas can develop leadership skills with tangible take-homes that can be incorporated at the local, national, or international level.

We’ll be pursuing topics relevant to birth and postpartum doula work with an emphasis on ways to move vision to action.  You can expect sessions to enhance your doula skills, as well as practical business sessions.

To submit a proposal for consideration, please visit our Become a Speaker page for details.

2018 DONA Summit Highlights

Continuing Education Credits

The DONA International Summit is one way we continue to provide the highest standard of evidence-based training and education to our members. The core conference qualifies as formal continuing education for doula recertification and trainer reapproval with DONA International as well as most other childbirth certification organizations.

It is the registrant’s responsibility to ascertain whether this offering meets the requirements of other certifying organizations.

About DONA International

DONA International is the largest, longest-standing and most respected doula organization in the world. DONA’s inception formally established the doula profession, and we continue to set the global standard for doula education. DONA International’s certification is a widely respected measure of quality and professionalism and we continue to lead doulas into the future with a strong focus on advocacy, and current maternity trends. We are an international, not for profit organization of doulas striving to provide excellent educational offerings to equipt doulas to provide the highest quality of service and standards for support to birthing and postpartum families.