2023 2nd Annual SMC Doula Conference Recap

Thank You for Making The Second Annual SMC Doula Conference a Huge Success!

Over 100 dedicated professionals from around the world convened in Portland, Oregon on September 8 - 10, 2023, to share how Restoring the Village to Improve Birth Outcomes, is needed and possible!

This year’s conference underscored the importance of collaboration, unity, ongoing education, and increasing the number of doulas of color.

3 prominent keynote speakers, 17 workshops and 8 plenary sessions provided boundless opportunities for collective learning, sharing, and building camaraderie - held in a culturally specific and safe space for collective learning, sharing, and building camaraderie.

Friday evening's cultural engagements, like head wrapping and belly binding, were extremely popular. Our exclusive sponsor receptions facilitated deeper connections, while our Sunday breakfast provided yet another opportunity to network and learn.

Not to mention, our photobooth, which was a fun-filled spot for attendees, and the live auction, which had enthusiastic participation.

The conference was full of smiles, laughter, hugs, and healing. The attendees felt the conference was everything that they hoped for and more, and cannot wait to come back in 2024!

Here What Our Attendees Had to Say...

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR 2023 SMC DOULA CONFERENCE SPONSORS FOR MAKING THIS INCREDIBLE EVENT POSSIBLE!

Sponsors

PLATINUM:

Imamaa2

GOLD:

ShafiaMonroe2

SILVER:

CDP5

BRONZE:

Micronesian2

FRIENDS:

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3rd Annual SMC Doula Conference