Frequently Asked Questions about the 2019 Heartbeat International Annual Conference for Internationals

When is Heartbeat’s Annual Conference in 2019?

The conference will be April 24-26. In depth day (IDD) is April 23, 2019.

What is the location of the Conference?

Hyatt Regency Dallas│300 Reunion Blvd.│Dallas, Texas 75207│(214) 651-1234

Can I register for the conference even though the World Council is meeting?

Yes, absolutely.

How can I register for the Conference?

Register here.

Are scholarships available?

Heartbeat is offering a registration only scholarship (which includes meals) for those affiliated internationals who desire to and are able to come. There are no scholarships available for transportation and/or hotel accommodations.

How do I get a scholarship for registration only?

You must fill out this online application by February 15, 2019. Email Ellen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions as you fill out the application.

How do I arrange for transportation and hotel?

You are responsible for your own transportation and finding accommodations. You must let Heartbeat know by March 11, 2019 your transportation specifics and provide evidence of your accommodation plans so we may plan accordingly for meals, etc. If we do not receive these specifics, the registration scholarship may be revoked.

Can more than one person from my organization or NGO register for the conference?

Yes. However, Heartbeat will scholarship registration for only one person per organization or NGO.

What if I have to cancel?

Please let us know immediately if you need to cancel your conference registration. Heartbeat is not able to assist with cancellation or any refund from your transportation or hotel accommodation providers.

What if I need a letter of invitation to get a Visa from my government?

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a letter of invitation and include the official requirements of your government for the letter.

Thank You for Your YES

Dear Friends in Christ and Fellow Laborers in the Service of Life and Family,Fr Boquet Photo

Thank you for your heroic witness and numerous sacrifices offered on behalf of the most vulnerable of our global societies. As fellow servants of Life and Family, HLI has experienced the powerful life-changing impact of Pregnancy Centers and the services they offer.

Heartbeat International's mission is to “Reach and Rescue as many lives as possible, around the world, through an effective network of life-affirming pregnancy help, to Renew communities for Life.” This effort is possible and actualized because you believe that every precious life matters and has inherent dignity – is unrepeatable and deserves to be protected and served.

Your intercession has not only saved the lives of countless innocent pre-born children and their families from the violence of abortion, but it has also inspired greater awareness of our need to step out of our comfort zone and dare to stare the ongoing, physical reality of abortion in the face. Nothing brings home the brutal reality of abortion like standing on a sidewalk watching as men and women walk into an abortion facility to have their precious children killed. This experience can be gut-wrenching, but it’s also exactly what many of us need to shake off our complacency and light a fire in our bellies for Life. 

Your great mission challenges every member of society, Christian and non-Christian, to answer the questions, “Who is my neighbor?” and “Lord, when did I see you hungry, thirsty or naked…?”

Because of your love and compassion, people who believe in the dignity and sacredness of all human life, women and their unborn children receive genuine care and support, no matter the circumstances. Your charity and intervention authentically helps women see past the pro-abortion propaganda and immediate struggle they face, offering a variety of true help and services. Heartbeat’s accompaniment stands in stark contrast to the death peddlers whose solution to a current “crisis” is the destruction of a child and a mother’s lifetime filled with misery and memories of “what could have been.”

I believe abortion will never end until every Christian man and woman of good will considers it a personal responsibility to do everything reasonably in his or her power to protect life. That’s because abortion is so deeply embedded in our culture, we can’t expect a mere change of the laws, or the correct

public relations “strategy”, executed by large pro-life organizations, to loosen its stranglehold. What we need above all is conversion of heart, on a societal scale. And unless Christians like you and me are out there, literally on the street corners, publicly witnessing to self-sacrificial love and the Gospel message that will never happen.

Yet, it is hard to comprehend what our world would be like without people like you willing to sacrifice for Love. There is no doubt that the grip of the Evil One and the Culture of Death would be far tighter. You seek no self-congratulatory praise but offer everything for God’s glory alone. Know that you, a unique and unrepeatable gift, are making an irreplaceable difference. You are saving lives, one heartbeat at a time.

Thank you for saying YES!

Fraternally in Christ,

Rev. Father Shenan J. Boquet

President of Human Life International

Join us for Fr. Boquet's keynote address at the 2018 Heartbeat International Annual Conference. Fr. Boquet will be just one of seven kenote speakers at this year's Heartbeat Conference in Anaheim, California. Click here to learn more and register!

2017 Heartbeat International Annual Conference


2017 Annual Conference Information (April 19-21, 2017)



Exhibitors | Brochure | Workshops | Keynotes | In-Depth Days 
Hotel Reservations | Prayer and Worship | Conference Recordings


We are glad to welcome Keynote speakers for the 2017 Heartbeat International Annual Conference, who are key leaders in the pregnancy help movement, as well as prolife leaders from around the United States.



The 2017 Heartbeat International Annual Conference offered a rich lineup of workshops, with a total of 90 workshops organized in 15 distinct tracks. Two tracks (Medical Advancement and Ultrasound Advancement) were tailored for nurses and medical professionals in the pregnancy help community, and offered Continuing Education Nursing Contact Hours provided through Heartbeat International. Six additional workshops are marked with * and are also available for Continuing Education Nursing Contact Hours. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 16061 for 1 contact hour each workshop. All courses are eligible for Life-Affirming Specialist credit hours.


In-Depth Day (April 18)

The 2017 Annual Conference experience starts with 15 different In-Depth Day opportunities. This exclusive all-day training goes from 9 am to 5 pm with an inspirational keynote at lunch.


'No Low-Lights, Only Highlights' at 2017 Conference

Interesting how opposition to our work tends to backfire, isn’t it?

Planned several years in advance for Chicago, Heartbeat International’s 2017 Annual Conference gathered over 1,200 life-affirming leaders in the heart of a state that is leading the way in chilling the conscience rights of its pro-life citizens.

Yes, states like Illinois, California and Hawaii are trying to squelch life-affirming options to abortion through the legislature. But no, their effort doesn’t seem to be having its desired effect.

The largest-ever pregnancy help conference, this year’s four-day event featured a star-studded cast of keynote speakers highlighted by syndicated columnist Cal Thomas, as well as pro-life leaders Anne Pierson, Jill Stanek and Ryan Bomberger.

Dr. William Lyle—a member of Heartbeat’s medical advisory council—also took the stage to tell his tremendous story, and attendees were treated to inspiring appearances on our main stage by the Benham Brothers and comedienne Anita Renfroe.

Add to this year’s keynotes 90 workshops, plus 15 in-depth-day opportunities and worship led by Matt Hammitt, and you start to get a snapshot of a movement that’s adding more momentum every day.

As one attendee said about this year’s conference, “There were no low-lights. Only highlights.”

Whether or not you came to this year’s event, you can download recordings of each keynote and workshop session (here).

And, mark your calendar for April 10-12, 2018, when Heartbeat International’s Annual Conference comes to Anaheim, Calif. 


Heartbeat International Annual Conference


Join us in Seattle, Washington | April 14-16, 2020

See you in Seattle! from Heartbeat International on Vimeo.

Who Should Attend the 2020 Heartbeat International Conference?

Heartbeat’s Annual Conference is designed for ministry leaders, staff, board members, and volunteers of life-affirming pregnancy help centers, medical clinics, maternity homes, and non-profit adoption agencies, as well as professionals in the areas of medicine, counseling, social work, and education.

Our conference offers the most dynamic training to equip ministers and empower ministries worldwide in the pregnancy help community through the Largest International Pregnancy Help Conference providing:

  • 5 Unique, Professional Keynote Sessions
  • 7 Inspiring and Practical PEG Talks 
  • 7 Deeper Dive Interactive Sessions
  • 14 Distinctive, Ful-Day In-Depth Training Sessions
  • 42 Workshop Presentations from Ministry Experts
  • Roundtable Discussions
  • delicious attendee meals
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities
  • Personal prayer ministry
  • And much more!

A New City, A New Format

Schedule Layout

The 2020 Conference workshop schedule is currently in progress. Stay tuned...

Do you have a workshop proposal you would like considered for the 2020 Conference? Click here to submit.

Tuesday, April 14
Use the morning to network with those in the pregnancy help community and explore the exhibit hall and join us for our opening lunch where we'll officially kick off the conference. 

  • Registration and Exhibit Hall
  • Opening Lunch & Peg Talks (7)
    Named for long-time Heartbeat President and former college professor Peggy Hartshorn, Ph.D., each “PEG Talk” is a 7-minute stage presentation introducing a specific concept providing an inspirational message that can live as a stand-alone message and be a preview into an expanded, interactive Deeper Dive session which could follow.
  • Deeper Dive - Interactive Peg Talks Sessions (7)
    Each Deeper Dive session expands upon the topics introduced during the PEG Talk. This 2-hour session will be interactive and provide practical solutions to the problem. Each PEG Talk presenter agrees to present both the 7-minute Talk and the 2-hour Deeper Dive with a more focused group.

    Example: Ellen gives a 7 minute PEG Talk at a general session to the entire conference audience introducing the topic of Cultural Diversity and the need for it within communities.

    Following the general session, people have the option to join her in a 2-hour Deeper Dive session where she will review the definition, interact with her audience using Q&A and exercises to discover what and how they understand Cultural Diversity, and provide a practical application plan and tools to ensure that each organization’s representative is equipped to go home and can implement what was learned.
  • Roundtable Discussions – (TBD)
  • Parade of Nations - Dinner - Keynote

Wednesday, April 15
Attendees will have the option to select one of the 7 In-Depth Day Trainings held this day  –OR – Attendees can choose three workshops within 7 Workshop Tracks

  • Morning – In-Depth Interactives and Workshops (A-B)
  • Lunch with Keynote
  • Afternoon – In-Depth Interactives and Workshop (C) 
  • ***Open Evening***

Thursday, April 16
Attendees will have the option to select one of the 7 In-Depth Day Trainings held this day  –OR – Attendees can choose three workshops within 7 Workshop Tracks

  • Morning Keynote
  • Morning In-Depth Interactives and Workshops (D)    
  • Lunch with Keynote
  • Afternoon In-Depth Interactives and Workshops (E & F)
  • Closing Banquet and Keynote

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Seattle
808 Howell Street
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98101

tel:+1 206 973 1234

The Heartbeat-negotiated hotel room block is officially available! Click here to see pricing and book your room for the 2020 Heartbeat International Annual Conference.

Conference Pricing: Coming soon!

Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to join us, you may either transfer your registration to a friend, or request a refund from Heartbeat International. Refunds may be issued until 12 a.m. EST (midnight) March 13, 2019. A 50% refund is available from 12:01 a.m. EST March 14, 2019 to March 29, 2019. No refunds will be issued past 12:01 a.m. EST March 30, 2019. Method of refund may require transaction fees. All refund or transfer requests must be made in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you to our Conference Sponsors! 

If you are interested in having your organization highlighted at the conference, Conference Sponsorship is a good option for you. Email Andrea Trudden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today for more information.

Order 2019 Conference Recordings

2019 Conference Recordings are available for purchase in our HeartCart.