Dear friend for life,
The Heartbeat International Annual Conference is such an important event each year for the pregnancy help community. Here, you have the ability to be trained by experts in a variety of fields to strengthen your organization and ultimately save more lives.
While we were disappointed at first that we are not able to be together in person this year, God has continuously come through to show us that He is in control and He has bigger plans! This mission is so critical and we are incredibly appreciative of all you do for LIFE!
To continue bringing strategic insights, exceptional training, and timely encouragement to those on the frontlines, Heartbeat has adapted our training from an in-person Conference to an Online Global Conference! This Virtual Conference will be held April 14-16 and incorporate much of the originally planned program.
Our schedule includes more than 90 workshops, PEG Talks, live Keynote addresses, prayer, live Q&A, and even a virtual exhibit hall. We are excited to see how God uses this moment in history to advance our movement even further!
Your registration provides you with access to all the conference has to offer! The price for this Virtual Conference experience is $299, and you'll save $100 if you register by midnight April 7! That means you can get the full conference experience, for just $199!
The original cost for our training was $569+travel and lodging. This online avenue provides a savings of hundreds of dollars and allows you to view it all from the comfort of your own home or at your pregnancy help organization. Don't miss this unique opportunity.
Heartbeat International President
(03/17/2020) Dear friend for life,
Thank you all for your patience as we all adjust to this unprecedented time in our country.
We at Heartbeat are in the process of reimagining the 2020 Heartbeat International Annual Conference so please keep the conference dates on your calendar. We're excited for the possibilities!
As we move forward, we ask for your grace and promise to be in touch soon regarding your options for a conference refund to the same credit card used to register (less any transaction feels imposed by the credit card company) or registration for the new 2020 Annual Conference or, possibly, a different future event.
Please remember it is your responsibility to contact and cancel your hotel reservation directly with the Hyatt Regency.
We look forward to sharing more specific details in the upcoming days so watch your email! Again, thank you for your patience as we navigate this unique situation. For the most up-to-date information, please click here.
Please feel free to contact us should you need anything further. It would be our pleasure to assist you. Join us in continued prayers for our nation and our friends across the globe.
Yours for LIFE,
(03/14/2020) Dear friend for life,
Each of us have been called into a life-saving movement of hope. Through this great work, lives are changed and families are strengthened through the services provided by the pregnancy help network. As you care for each client who enters your doorway, so we care about each and every minister who volunteers or works within a pregnancy help organization.
On Thursday, I wrote to you that we were moving ahead with the Annual Conference. Since that time, King County issued new guidelines recommending that large events and gatherings not be held, Seattle's Mayor suspended school until at least April 24, more than 30 states within the U.S. are in states of emergency, new international travel restrictions have been implemented, and the President of the United States declared a National Emergency as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
We have made the decision to suspend the in-person Annual Conference planned for Seattle next month.
This is not a decision we came to lightly; however, we are reimagining our annual gathering. While we are disappointed about the delay, we are excited about the doors God is opening that will allow us to still provide exceptional training to you.
Please connect with your airline (if applicable) and the hotel to amend your travel arrangements.
Stay tuned... We will be reaching out in the coming days with more specific details. We thank you for your patience as we navigate this unique situation.
For the most up-to-date information, please click here.
As we live in interesting times, remember Psalm 91 and feel the presence of the Lord. We pray His protection over you, your team, your organization, and your family.
Coronavirus Action Plan
(03/14/2020) The 2020 Annual Conference is POSTPONED.
We have made the decision to suspend the in-person Annual Conference planned for Seattle next month. (Click here to read Heartbeat's full statement.)
While we are disappointed about the delay, we are excited about the doors God is opening that will allow us to still provide exceptional training to you.
Stay tuned... We will be reaching out in the coming days with more specific details.
(03/11/2020) Like you, we are watching the global resources we have available through the government, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.gov), and the World Health Organization (WHO.int). With the Governor of Washington's event restrictions through March and the presidential address, we understand the concern and are monitoring the situation very carefully.
Heartbeat International will move forward as scheduled with the 2020 Annual Conference. We are currently implementing health precautions with the venue, onsite event staff and all event participants that include:
Hand sanitizer stations available when you enter and exit session rooms as well as at the registration desk
Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds when going to the restroom
Limit handshaking and other bodily contact
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. With the proper precautions, it should not have an impact on this year's event.
If we are forced to cancel, all registration monies will be refunded in full (less our transaction fees). Should circumstances change, we will notify attendees immediately.
We continue praying for our friends worldwide affected by the Coronavirus. This is an interesting time in our world, and a time to join together in prayer for peace, healing and provision.