2012 Conference

The 2012 Conference will be held in Kansas City MO at Marriott Country Club
July 17- 23 2012

Conference Theme

“Together we can build bridges for better birthing outcomes around the world”

We all can agree that “it takes a village.” Imagine the village we could all create when we build bridges within the birthing community, each bridge connecting one birth professional to another, each spanning across the world. By building bridges, we can connect doulas, educators, nurses, midwives, and doctors, uniting all birth professionals as a team around the world. By understanding and respecting each other we can work together for the betterment of all families.

<p>Are you ready to build a bridge?

If you like to apply to be a speaker at this conference CLICK HERE


SAVE THE DATE - More info coming soon

The 2012 CAPPA conference will be held in Kansas City, Missouri from July 19-22, 2012. CAPPA will offer certification workshops before and after conference for those individuals seeking certification who have not had an opportunity to take these courses yet.


July 17-19, 2012 Lactation Educator Training
July 18-19, 2012 Labor Doula Training
July 18-19, 2012 Postpartum Doula Training

Post Conference Trainings

July 23-24, 2012 Teen Educator Training
July 23-25, 2012 Childbirth Educator Training


To Sponsor email cappasponsor@gmail.com

To Speak email info@cappa.net






More information coming soon.

Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza


Doulas.com · Partners


Doulas.com is a resource page for parents and birthing professionals but set up with the fun of Facebook. Parents can get information about all pregnancy and childbirth services. Birthing professionals can join other doulas, educators and the like in our interactive community to network and share with other like-minded individuals like you.




Optional Breakout Sessions

Pre and Post- Conference Certification Workshops


Contact Hours (CEUs)

An application will be submitted to the Georgia Nurses Association Continuing Education Review Committee for approval of 7.5 contact hour.

Please send questions to info@cappa.net

There will be 2 general sessions each day, both sessions together equal (2.5) contact hours per day and both must be attended to receive contact credit. (includes both the Georgia Nurses Association & CAPPA CEU's). There will also be 6 optional breakout sessions that participants can receive (1.25) CAPPA CEU's for each session they attend.


CAPPA Conferences are designed to create an excellent educational environment for all of our members. In order to support an ideal learning environment, CAPPA does not permit babies and/or children in any CAPPA conference session at any time. CAPPA wishes to support our members who do not have alternate care for their babies/children during conference by providing low cost DVD's of conferences sessions available for purchase in the weeks that follow conference.

Babies and families are welcome to come to conference, however, there are no children or babies permitted in the eduational sessions themselves, therefore you will need a support person with you to care for your babies and children while you are in any general or breakout sessions.

Disco Theme Dessert Party


CAPPA 2012 Conference Agenda

Thursday July 19, 2012
4:00-5:00 PM—Volunteer meeting, Brenda Bach
4:00-6:00 PM—Exhibitor Setup
6:00-7:30 PM—Pre-registration
7:00-8:30 PM—Showroom open, Silent Auction viewing

Friday July 20, 2012
7:00-8:00—Conference Registration, Showroom open
8:00-8:45—Conference Opening:  Tracy Wilson Peters, CAPPA CEO
8:45-10:00—General Session 1, TBA
10:00-11:00—Showroom open, Silent Auction Bidding Opens
11:00-12:15—General Session 2, TBA
12:15-12:30—Presenter Level Sponsor Presentation, Doulas.com/OSD
12:30-2:00—Showroom Open - Lunch
2:00-3:00—Optional Session A:  TBA
3:15-4:15—Optional Session B:  TBA
4:30-5:30—Optional Session C:  TBA
8:00-11:00— Disco Themed Dessert Party
DJ and Dancing for members

Saturday July 21, 2012
7:30-8:30—Registration, Showroom open
8:30-9:00—Opening Session: 
9:00-10:15—Session 1, TBA
10:15-11:15—Showroom open
11:15-12:30—General Session 2: TBA
12:30-12:45—Presenter Level Sponsor Presentation, TBA
12:45-2:15—Showroom open - Lunch
2:15-3:15—Optional Session A:  TBA
3:30-4:30—Optional Session B:  TBA
4:45-5:45—Optional Session C: TBA

Sunday July 22, 2012
8:00-9:00—Registration, Showroom Open
9:15-10:30—General Session 1: TBA
10:30-11:15—Showroom open— Silent Auction ends – All exhibitors may pack out at 11:15
11:15–11:30 - Presenter Level Sponsor Presentation, TBA
11:30-12:45— General Session 2: TBA
12:45-1:00—Closing Remarks/ Silent Auction winners
1:00 All Silent Auctions MUST be purchased