Thursday, October 4

Birth Center Directors Network Meeting

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Open only to Birth Center Owners, Clinical Directors, and Administrative Directors.  This meeting is an opportunity to sit down with your peers and discuss and workshop important issues you're facing, such as staffing and scheduling, billing and contracting, growing future leaders for your center, and more.
🎫 - Ticket required:  $50 Members / $75 Non-Members

 

First Timers Orientation

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

An orientation session for first-time attendees (and anyone else who wants to know how to get more out of the conference).

 

Frontier Nursing University Reception

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hosted by Frontier Nursing University
All alumni, preceptors, faculty, students, and friends of Frontier Nursing University are invited.

 

CPM Reception

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

AABC President Amy Johnson-Grass invites participants to a reception to celebrate birth center CPMs.
Sponsored by Southern Cross Insurance Solutions

 

Welcome Celebration

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us as we continue our tradition of celebrating the families of our local birth centers and the presentation of the AABC Achievement Awards.

 

Welcome Reception & Exhibit Hall Opening

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Come to the Exhibit Hall to mingle and network at our Welcome Reception, and get your first look at the vendors and poster presentations.


Friday, October 5

Legislative Forum

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

The AABC Legislative Committee will be hosting the Legislative Forum.

 

Affinity Group Meetings

1:45PM - 2:45PM

Join these facilitated group discussions in a safe space to explore identity, areas of concern, and community change.

Groups: 

  • People of Color

  • LGBTQ

  • White Allies

 

Birth Center Tour & Dinner

6:15PM

Join AABC on a tour of the Fort Worth Birthing & Wellness Center and dinner at the birth center.  Dinner and transportation included in ticket cost.  Space is limited.
🎫 - Ticket required:  $50 AABC Members / $65 Non-members


Saturday, October 6

AABC Business Meeting of Members

8:00 AM - 10:15 AM

All members are invited to attend.  Continental breakfast served.

 

Affinity Group Meetings

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Join these facilitated group discussions in a safe space to explore identity, areas of concern, and community change.

Groups: 

  • People of Color

  • LGBTQ

  • White Allies

 

NRP for Birth Centers Working Group

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Julie Moon, CNM and Olga Ryan, MS-NL, RN invite all birth center based NRP instructors and those interested to come to a working group to help continue to develop their birth center based NRP course that will be offered on a national level.

 

AABC Foundation 2018 Gala to Grow Birth Centers - Boots & Bling

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

We invite you to join us at the 2018 Gala to Grow Birth Centers, the AABC Foundation's annual fundraising event. 
🎫 - Ticket required ($125 before Birth Institute / $150 on-site) 
Click here to purchase your ticket and learn about sponsorship opportunities.


Sunday, October 7

Meet the Boards Reception

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hosted by the boards of the American Association of Birth Centers, the AABC Foundation, and the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers.