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2017 Heartbeat International Annual Conference
Chicago | April 19-21, 2017

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Hyatt Regency O'Hare | 9300 Bryn Mawr Ave.| Rosemont, IL 60018

Who?

YOU, of course, along with over 1,100 of your closest friends in the pregnancy help community. It's Heartbeat International's 46th Annual Conference, and we have In-Depth Day offerings and tracks for everyone involved in a life-affirming effort:

  • Volunteers
  • Board Members
  • Executive Directors
  • Client Services Personnel
  • Development Officers
  • Nurses
  • Ultrasound Technicians
  • Doctors/Medical Directors

What?

Over 90 learning opportunities, including well over 70 workshops in 15 tracks, plus inspiring keynotes, three days' worth of networking experience and a chance to make the most of your time with over 50 exhibiting organizations. 

Our typical workshop tracks include:

  • Advancing Leaders
  • Board Business
  • Client Culture
  • Client Interventions
  • Client Programs
  • Fundraising Dynamics
  • Gaining Perspective
  • Healing Care
  • Housing Helps
  • Marketing Ministry
  • Medical Advancement
  • Sexual Integrity
  • Spiritual Refreshment
  • Staff Stuff
  • Ultrasound Advancement

When?

Heartbeat International's Annual Conference kicks off with an In-Depth Day the morning of April 18, followed by the official launch of our Conference the evening of April 19. Our Conference then runs all day April 20 and 21, before wrapping up with our closing banquet the evening of the 21st. Note: Registration is set to open just before Thanksgiving, 2016. Bookmark this page and reserve your space with our Early Bird discount when registration opens.

Schedule at a Glance (Subject to Change)

Monday, April 17
5-7pm - Registration for Pre-Conference In-Depth Day

Tuesday, April 18
Pre-Conference In Depth Day (paid registration is separate)
8:00am - Registration
9:00 to 5:00pm - In Depth Day training
5:00 to 7:00pm - Annual Conference Attendee Registration Opens

Wednesday, April 19
8:30am - Registration and Exhibit Hall Open
12:00pm - Conference Opening Lunch & Keynote
Workshop Session A
Workshop Session B
5:30pm - Dinner & Keynote

Thursday, April 20
8:30am - Morning Session & Keynote 
Workshop Session C
12:00pm - Lunch & Keynote
Break, Receptions & Prayer Time

Friday, April 21
8:30am - Morning Session & Keynote
Workshop Session D
12:00pm - Lunch & Keynote
Workshop Session E
Workshop Session F
6:00pm - Closing Banquet (Dinner & Keynote)

Where?

Taking place at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare (9300 Bryn Bawr Ave., Rosemont, IL 60018), it's the first time a major life-affirming conference has been held in Chicago since Heartbeat International last paid a visit to the Windy City in 2005. Note: Heartbeat International is negotiating a discounted room rate. Please wait to book your room until registration is opened and the room rate information is released.

Why?

Maximize your ministry by taking advantage of this unmatched opportunity to rub shoulders with fellow life-savers from all around the world. Heartbeat International's stregnth is truly in our network of on-the-ground men and women just like you in over 2,000 locations worldwide, and that's just who you'll hear from at our Annual Conference. Plus, you'll benefit from our rich selection of well-known keynote speakers who will inspire and encourage you in your mission to bring a culture of life to your community.

Interested in presenting? Click here. (Deadline Sept. 16, 2016)

Check out information from our 2016 Annual Conference here.