ICEA is excited to announce its first in-person conference in SIX YEARS! Join us in gorgeous San Antonio, Texas, for three days of educational sessions, networking with certified professionals around the world, and exciting activities.

ICEA’s “Circle of Care” concept is that each person gets to choose the support system that works best for them and their family. The “Circle of Care” shows possible people or organizations in that support system.

This conference can cover ALL CEs needed to recertify. You can earn up to 24 ICEA CEs. You won't want to miss out!

Join us at noon on October 18th for the kickoff and plan to stay through noon on October 20th at the Embassy Suites Riverwalk!

Circle of Care TM


Welcome to the ICEA 2024 Circle of Care Conference, where we champion the essence of choice-based healthcare and informed decision-making throughout the birthing journey. Whether you're an ICEA-certified professional, a curious mind in women's health, or a healthcare enthusiast seeking renewal, this gathering is for you.

Heading to the ICEA Conference and need to get your manager on board? We've got you covered! Use our "Pitch to the Boss" letter template to craft a persuasive message that highlights the value of attending the ICEA Conference and the benefits it will bring to both you and the organization.

Click here to download the letter template and start convincing your boss today!

2024 Conference Registration Fees (2)

Your Presence Matters

Being together in person lends itself to the best in collaboration, spontaneous discussions, and genuine community building.

Previous ICEA Conference Testimonials


"Loved the energy and networking" 


"This conference was a tremendous inspiration and had valuable educational event." 



"I loved meeting other birth professionals and hearing all the wonderful speakers."



"The choice of speakers was perfect! Loved them all!"



"This was great, and I hope I can attend in person in two years. Thank you for the scholarship opportunity. It made it possible for me to continue this work."



"Thank you for organizing this event. It really opened my eyes, and I look forward to the next one."



"The conference was filled with important topics. Thank you!"


"I find these conferences provide valuable evidence-based research."

Speakers and Schedule

Thank you to everyone who submitted speaker proposals. Our call for proposals has now closed. We appreciate your enthusiasm and interest in contributing to our event. Stay tuned as we review the submissions and announce our speaker lineup soon. We can't wait to share the exciting sessions and discussions planned for this year's conference!


Sponsors and Exhibitors

Join us in making a difference by becoming a sponsor or exhibitor at the 2024 ICEA Conference. We offer varied sponsorship options tailored to showcase your unwavering commitment to childbirth educators and doulas and to engage with our professionals in the pregnancy, birth/postpartum, and lactation fields.

Our educational agenda encompasses a wide range of topics, from childbirth educator teaching techniques and teaching skills to meaningful collaborations between parts of the circle (e.g., hospital + doula). We confidently anticipate this year's conference to be a resounding success, delivering invaluable insights to attendees through conference sessions and interactions with our esteemed exhibitors and sponsors. Don't miss the chance to network at events like our Meet and Greet Reception and conference breaks, fostering connections among ICEA-certified professionals, exhibitors, and sponsors.

Explore our Sponsorship and Exhibit Information packet for comprehensive details.

Supporting ICEA means investing in safe births globally while potentially enjoying tax-deductible benefits as a 501(c)(3) organization.

Hotel and Travel

Host Hotel
Embassy Suites by Hilton
San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown
125 E. Houston Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Check-in: 4 p.m. | Check-out: noon

ICEA has secured a hotel block for the 2024 ICEA Conference. The rate is $233 per night plus single/double occupancy taxes. In addition, if you reserve your room at Embassy Suites by September 23, 2024, you will receive a $30/night refund check from ICEA after the conference.

The Embassy Suites is eight miles from San Antonio International Airport and is located on the banks of the beautiful San Antonio Riverwalk.

Whether you're traveling solo or with a friend, booking your room early ensures you're part of the conference's vibrant atmosphere. Consider bringing a buddy to share accommodations and alleviate costs. Connect with fellow attendees in the ICEA Facebook Group to coordinate rooming arrangements and share excitement for the upcoming conference.

Staying at the conference hotel offers unparalleled benefits, including networking opportunities, convenience, and access to early bird discounts. Click the link below or contact 1-800-362-2779, referencing special rate code 91H, to secure your accommodations today.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Circle of Care experience!

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