Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is a virtual conference?
Attend the conference live from the comfort of your home. Log in to our easy to use virtual event platform, view on-demand presentations, participate in audience Q & A with our presenters, network with attendees, and access the recordings for 150 days after the conference. The virtual conference includes Conference and Pre-Conference sessions recorded from keynote speaker Dr. Bradley Bootstaylor, Spinning Babies® Creator Gail Tully, and other experts in the field.
2. Who should attend?
The conference is intended for all birth professionals and birth enthusiasts.
3. What is included with my ticket?
Attendees of the virtual conference receive access to the 1-day Pre-Conference and 2-day Main Conference presentations. An optional add-on session can be purchased separately.* Attendees will also receive our virtual swag bag with gifts and specials from our friends and sponsors.
*See agenda for full details.
4. What are the technical requirements needed to participate?
Access to the online event space will be sent out in October. Prior to the start of the conference, attendees are encouraged to log into the GTR online event space and ensure they have a stable internet connection.
5. What happens once I register?
You will receive a confirmation email with details about the event. Watch for additional emails from Spinning Babies® with updates and an invitation to the platform in October. Add firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to your accepted email addresses to ensure you receive the conference communications!
6. Will I have access to the recordings and materials?
You will retain access to all materials on the platform from the beginning of the conference to March 23, 2022.
7. How much do I need to pay to register for the virtual conference?
Early Bird registration for the Pre-Conference and Main Conference can be purchased for US$327 until July 15, 2021.
Regular registration for the Pre-Conference and Main Conference can be purchased for US$377 until September 30, 2021.
When you purchase Pre-Conference and Main Conference registration, you can add on the special, extra session Process of Birth Is A Full Circle for just US$24.97.*
*See agenda for details. Only available for attendees who purchase Pre- and Main Conference.
8. What time does the conference start?
The virtual conference begins on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 9am CT.
9. If I cannot attend anymore, can I get a refund?
Refund requests received before July 15, 2021 will be refunded in full.
Refund requests received between July 16, 2021- September 1, 2021 will be refunded, less a $35 fee.
No refunds on or after September 2, 2021.
However, attendees may find a substitute for their registration. All substitute requests must be communicated to the Spinning Babies® office with full name and email by September 30, 2021.**
**See question 10 for substitution and registration transfer details.
10. Can someone else take my place if I can no longer attend?
Yes, you may transfer your registration to another individual if you are unable to attend. A processing fee of US$35 will be applied at the time of the transfer. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a registration transfer. A full name and contact information of your substitute must be provided to Spinning Babies® office with your transfer request, and your substitute must fill out a full substitution form provided by Spinning Babies® on or before September 30, 2021. Payment arrangements should be made between participants.
11. How can I purchase the add-on session, Process of Birth Is A Full Circle?
The add-on session can be purchased when you purchase the Pre- and Main Conference registration. We are unable to sell the add-on session alone, but attendees may purchase the add-on session separately as long as the attendee is already registered for the Pre- and Main Conference.
12. How many Continuing Education (CE) credits are available for the virtual conference?
Maternity Publishing House dba Spinning Babies® is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This conference has been awarded up to 21.5 contact hours. Contact hours will be awarded upon attending and passing a post-test with a passing rate of 80% for each session. Up to 21.5 CEs are pending for ACNM. Registrants will receive more specific details once the approval process is completed.
13. When will I receive the Continuing Education credits from the 2021 World Confluence?
Attendees who show attendance at and pass the post-tests with at least an 80% passing rate will be able to access information and certificates related to their earned CEs through the online event platform. Attendees will have the opportunity to download their certificates from the platform until March 23, 2022.
14. Do you have scholarships available for the 2021 World Confluence?
Yes. The Spinning Babies® 2021 World Confluence Equity Access application process for the Spinning Babies® 2021 World Confluence will be open starting on May 14, 2021. Partial and full Equity Access for the Pre- and Main Conference will be offered to BIPOC birth professionals.
15. How does this conference compare to what is taught in the Spinning Babies® Workshop for professionals?
A common misunderstanding is that our workshops are the same as our conferences. The Spinning Babies® World Confluence grows the concepts introduced in our workshops. Our conference brings together world-class teachers to provide complementary expertise to help our followers understand how to enter our paradigm of Physiology Before Force℠. We bring birth and bodywork together in physiological ways to enhance our innate abilities in birthing and in providing care. Topics include anatomy, physiology, hormones, new research, and application of Spinning Babies® in all settings. This year we also have Motherbaby physiology, Shared Decision Making, and creating equity and structural change in birth organizations.
2021 World Confluence Registration: April 30, 2021 - September 30, 2021
Virtual Confluence Access Details Shared with Attendees: October 2021
Watch the Confluence with other attendees streaming live and on-demand from Minnesota, USA: October 22-24, 2021
Access the 2021 World Confluence recordings: until March 23, 2022
Continuing Education Certificates downloadable upon session attendance and passing post test: between October 22, 2021 - March 23, 2022.