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2021 Conference Frequently Asked Questions for Internationals

When is the Heartbeat International conference?

This year, Heartbeat is offering two conferences, a live, in-person conference April 27-30 in Columbus, Ohio and a virtual conference, accessible in the convenience of your home April 28-30. Internationals are invited to both. However, this year, because of the restrictions in place due to the pandemic, no scholarships are available for the live conference. Scholarships are available only for the virtual conference, April 28-30, 2021. The scholarship application window for this conference is now closed, but there is a deal available for Heartbeat affiliates. Current Heartbeat affiliates can register two participants for the price of one. 

I can’t wait to attend! How do I take advantage of the affiliate deal?

Check to see if you are currently affiliated with Heartbeat directly, or with one of our Joint Affiliation Partners (JAP). Our JAPs are Pregnancy Help Network, Association for Life of Africa, Be’Ad Chaim, Pregnancy Care Canada, Centros de Ayuda para la Mujer, Movimento per la Vita, Pregnancy Help Australia, Pregnancy Support Services of Asia, and ProVida.  You can check your affiliation status by asking your JAP leader, and if you are affiliated with Heartbeat directly you can log in to your account. If you find that your status is in grace or expired, you will need to reaffiliate in order to take advantage of the 2 for 1 affiliate deal. In that case, contact the JAP or click here to reaffiliate.

I checked and my affiliation is current, now what?

Click here to register two (2) attendees for the price of one (1)! Clicking the button below will request that you log in before accessing the registration form. If you do not have a unique username and password, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request one so we can get your account set up. With the ability to log in, you also gain access to a large library of affiliate exclusive content and online training that we hope you take advantage of.

When does registration end?

Early Bird registration is available until 20 March. Until that day, your 2 for 1 price will be $199. From 21 March to 9 April, the price will be $249, and after 10 April, the cost rises to $299. That means for the best price, it is important to register before 20 March.

Who is the contact person for questions related to attending the 2021 Heartbeat Conference (In-Person or Virtual)?

The International Program Specialist, Ellen Foell. She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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A New Concept for a 50 Year Old Conference

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One of our founding goals at Heartbeat International is to provide an annual training conference to properly equip the pregnancy help movement with the tools and concepts needed to empower women to choose life for their little ones.

Unfortunately, last year the pandemic caused us to dramatically shift from an in person conference to a virtual one and we missed the opportunity to be with you in-person. But God is so good! That conference ultimately resulted in us being able to train pregnancy help leaders in more than 30 nations worldwide and host the largest pregnancy help conference ever!

Little did we know at the time that our virtual conference would equip us with the technology and experience needed to continue providing key pregnancy help to centers worldwide when travel would remain restricted in many areas indefinitely.

Throughout this entire pandemic, pregnancy help organizations have continued to stay engaged in communities and in this network. We do this through our online trainings, our physical resources, and by staying connected by phone or Zoom. If this time reinforced anything, it is that relationships are vital!

Pregnancy help has remained an essential need through this past year and so as we plan ahead, we are committed to hosting an in-person conference in the spring. It is our 50th birthday celebration, and we want to share that time with you!

Understanding that there still will be some travel and health restrictions, we are creating a new path of learning so that anyone who wants to hear from experts in their field while receiving inspirational messages of hope has the ability to do so.

Therefore, we are preparing to host both an in-person conference and a virtual conference in tandem with one another.

This means, if you are in Columbus, Ohio with us this April 27-30, 2021, you will receive in-person training with more than 80 workshops from which to choose in addition to networking opportunities, keynote addresses, and in-depth training options. You will also have access to our virtual conference which will include an additional 50 workshops and more keynote addresses. You can then choose to binge watch the virtual conference at night or save it until you are back home.

We are working with the state and local government agencies as well as the hotel directly to ensure that all event safety guidelines are accounted for as your protection is of our utmost importance.

For those who choose to stay home for any reason, we understand, and we’ve got you covered.

Our Virtual Conference, April 28-30 will include nine different workshop tracks and six keynote addresses. Speakers will be available for Live Q&A at the end of their virtual workshop. Additionally, you will still have access to our amazing sponsors which provide products and services designed to advance the pregnancy help movement. You’ll also have the ability to network with other attendees and connect through our community board. 

We know that this period in time will make the history books and we plan to make the most of it! Professional development is key in any profession and it is our goal to lead the way by creating a new tandem conference so that any and all who seek to provide pregnancy help have the ability to do so either in-person, virtually, or both!

Registration will be opening in the next few weeks with additional information. Keep an eye on your inbox or check our conference webpage for the latest information.

See (or “See”) you in April at our 50th Annual Conference!

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Annual Conference Exhibit and Marketing Opportunities

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Coming to Salt Lake City, April 24 - April 26, 2024, the Heartbeat International Annual Conference is an amazing opportunity to meet, greet, and interact with 1,500+ frontline workers in the pregnancy help community!

Our Annual Conference is one of the largest pregnancy help conferences in this world and provides quality education and networking opportunities for leaders in the pregnancy help community. We know that the products and services that you provide help strengthen the mighty work of our affiliates. Being at the Heartbeat Conference either on-site or virtually allows you the opportunity to reconnect with current customers and establish relationships with new ones!

By participating in one of the largest pregnancy help conferences in the world, you expand your reach to equip those on the frontlines of pregnancy help. It is because of our Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Marketing Partners that we can keep training costs low for those working directly with women so they can be as effective as possible within their ministries.

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Exhibiting In-Person and Virtually

In addition to getting access to over 1,500 leaders and decision-makers in the pregnancy help community, exhibiting at the Annual Conference comes with many more benefits! As part of your exhibitor registration, all your exhibit staff will get access to our Conference App. Through this app, you can instantly gather leads by scanning a QR code on attendee name badges. This allows you to focus on making connections, rather than worrying about writing down contact information!

With your In-Person Exhibit, you will have all the perks of the on-site Conference in addition to your customizable Virtual Exhibit Space within the Conference App. This allows you access to our Virtual Conference attendees as well, increasing your reach to both audiences. You can also capitalize on the learning opportunities within the Virtual Conference, which remains live for 21 days post-conference. 

For those unable to join us in person, we've included a Virtual-Only Exhibit option as well. This allows you to connect with both the In-Person and Virtual attendees and have a presence throughout the conference via the Virtual Platform and app. You can showcase videos, and brochures, answer questions, and host giveaways through your Virtual Exhibit Space. 

Faithful Friends

Exhibitors who have loyally exhibited in person at the last 5 consecutive conferences (at least!) are considered by Heartbeat as a Faithful Friend. As such, we provide exclusive opportunities for our Faithful Friends when registering to exhibit at the Heartbeat International Annual Conference.

Marketing Options

Beyond a physical exhibit, we offer a variety of marketing opportunities to promote your products and services. During registration, you will notice a list of additional opportunities to maximize your presence at the Conference. Some of these include Program Ads, Conference Commercials, Literature Packet Inserts, and so much more!

Who Attends the Heartbeat Conference?

Heartbeat’s Annual Conference is designed for ministry leaders, staff, board members, and volunteers of life-affirming pregnancy help centers, medical clinics, maternity homes, and non-profit adoption agencies, as well as professionals in the areas of medicine, counseling, social work, and education.  

  • Pregnancy Center Leadership
  • Pregnancy Medical Clinic Leadership
  • Maternity Home Leadership
  • Non-Profit Adoption Agency Representatives
  • Medical & Health Care Professionals
  • Volunteers
  • Board Members
  • Pro-life community members

Conference Location

Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City
170 South West Temple,
Salt Lake City, Utah
United States, 84101

Room Block Information coming soon.

Dates to Keep in Mind

April 23: Exhibitor Move-In and Registration
April 24-26: Exhibit Hall Open
April 26: Exhibitor Move-Out

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Heartbeat International's Annual Conference is a great opportunity to share innovative solutions to handle long-standing, familiar issues for the pro-life pregnancy help community. We hope to see you there!

Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City
170 South West Temple,
Salt Lake City, Utah
United States, 84101

Room Block Information coming soon.

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Thank You for Your YES

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Thank you for your heroic witness and numerous sacrifices offered on behalf of the most vulnerable of our global societies. As fellow servants of Life and Family, HLI has experienced the powerful life-changing impact of Pregnancy Centers and the services they offer.

Heartbeat International's mission is to “Reach and Rescue as many lives as possible, around the world, through an effective network of life-affirming pregnancy help, to Renew communities for Life.” This effort is possible and actualized because you believe that every precious life matters and has inherent dignity – is unrepeatable and deserves to be protected and served.

Your intercession has not only saved the lives of countless innocent pre-born children and their families from the violence of abortion, but it has also inspired greater awareness of our need to step out of our comfort zone and dare to stare the ongoing, physical reality of abortion in the face. Nothing brings home the brutal reality of abortion like standing on a sidewalk watching as men and women walk into an abortion facility to have their precious children killed. This experience can be gut-wrenching, but it’s also exactly what many of us need to shake off our complacency and light a fire in our bellies for Life. 

Your great mission challenges every member of society, Christian and non-Christian, to answer the questions, “Who is my neighbor?” and “Lord, when did I see you hungry, thirsty or naked…?”

Because of your love and compassion, people who believe in the dignity and sacredness of all human life, women and their unborn children receive genuine care and support, no matter the circumstances. Your charity and intervention authentically helps women see past the pro-abortion propaganda and immediate struggle they face, offering a variety of true help and services. Heartbeat’s accompaniment stands in stark contrast to the death peddlers whose solution to a current “crisis” is the destruction of a child and a mother’s lifetime filled with misery and memories of “what could have been.”

I believe abortion will never end until every Christian man and woman of good will considers it a personal responsibility to do everything reasonably in his or her power to protect life. That’s because abortion is so deeply embedded in our culture, we can’t expect a mere change of the laws, or the correct

public relations “strategy”, executed by large pro-life organizations, to loosen its stranglehold. What we need above all is conversion of heart, on a societal scale. And unless Christians like you and me are out there, literally on the street corners, publicly witnessing to self-sacrificial love and the Gospel message that will never happen.

Yet, it is hard to comprehend what our world would be like without people like you willing to sacrifice for Love. There is no doubt that the grip of the Evil One and the Culture of Death would be far tighter. You seek no self-congratulatory praise but offer everything for God’s glory alone. Know that you, a unique and unrepeatable gift, are making an irreplaceable difference. You are saving lives, one heartbeat at a time.

Thank you for saying YES!

Fraternally in Christ,

Rev. Father Shenan J. Boquet

President of Human Life International

Join us for Fr. Boquet's keynote address at the 2018 Heartbeat International Annual Conference. Fr. Boquet will be just one of seven kenote speakers at this year's Heartbeat Conference in Anaheim, California. Click here to learn more and register!

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'No Low-Lights, Only Highlights' at 2017 Conference

Interesting how opposition to our work tends to backfire, isn’t it?

Planned several years in advance for Chicago, Heartbeat International’s 2017 Annual Conference gathered over 1,200 life-affirming leaders in the heart of a state that is leading the way in chilling the conscience rights of its pro-life citizens.

Yes, states like Illinois, California and Hawaii are trying to squelch life-affirming options to abortion through the legislature. But no, their effort doesn’t seem to be having its desired effect.

The largest-ever pregnancy help conference, this year’s four-day event featured a star-studded cast of keynote speakers highlighted by syndicated columnist Cal Thomas, as well as pro-life leaders Anne Pierson, Jill Stanek and Ryan Bomberger.

Dr. William Lyle—a member of Heartbeat’s medical advisory council—also took the stage to tell his tremendous story, and attendees were treated to inspiring appearances on our main stage by the Benham Brothers and comedienne Anita Renfroe.

Add to this year’s keynotes 90 workshops, plus 15 in-depth-day opportunities and worship led by Matt Hammitt, and you start to get a snapshot of a movement that’s adding more momentum every day.

As one attendee said about this year’s conference, “There were no low-lights. Only highlights.”

Whether or not you came to this year’s event, you can download recordings of each keynote and workshop session (here).

And, mark your calendar for April 10-12, 2018, when Heartbeat International’s Annual Conference comes to Anaheim, Calif. 


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Who Should Attend the Heartbeat International Annual Conference?

Heartbeat’s Annual Conference is designed for ministry leaders, staff, board members, and volunteers of life-affirming pregnancy help centers, medical clinics, maternity homes, and non-profit adoption agencies, as well as professionals in the areas of medicine, counseling, social work, and education.

Our conference offers the most dynamic training to equip ministers and empower ministries worldwide in the pregnancy help community through the largest international Pregnancy Help Conference, this year both in-person and online! There will be plenty to learn in this format with the following trainings available:

  • Unique, Professional Keynote Sessions
  • Distinctive, Full-Day In-Depth Training Sessions
  • Workshop Presentations from Ministry Experts
  • And much more!

Conference Details

Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City
170 South West Temple,
Salt Lake City, Utah
United States, 84101

Phone: +1 801 596 1234
Price: $179/night
Note: You will receive the Heartbeat Group code in your registration confirmation to receive the discounted rate.

Conference Pricing

Conference Pricing

The In-Person Conference Experience includes Basic Virtual Access. Join us in person and receive:

  • Access to 120+ workshops
  • 7 inspirational keynotes
  • Product demonstrations
  • 13 In-depth training opportunities on 4/23
  • Access to the virtual conference for 21 days

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This year Heartbeat is excited to offer in-person attendees discounted virtual access for individuals from your organization who may not be able to make it to Salt Lake City! We have two options for you to choose from:

  1. Basic virtual access that provides access to all virtual-only conference for 14 days, or
  2. Expanded virtual access that provides access to all virtual-only conference content and select in-person recorded content for 21 days.

Pregnancy Center Add-On Options for those at home:

+ Individual Basic Access - $99 ( Virtual Conference Workshops)
+ Individual Expanded Access - $149 ( Virtual Conference Workshops + Select In-Person Workshops)
+ Group Expanded Access (up to 5) - $479 (Virtual Conference Workshops + Select In-Person Workshops)
+ Enterprise Expanded Access (unlimited) - $989 (Virtual Conference Workshops + Select In-Person Workshops)

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Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to join us, you may either transfer your registration to a co-worker or friend, or request a refund from Heartbeat International. Refunds may be issued until 12 a.m. EST (midnight) March 16, 2024. A 50% refund is available from 12:01 a.m. EST March 17, 2024 to April 6, 2024. No refunds will be issued past 12:01 a.m. EST April 7, 2024. Method of refund may require transaction fees. All refund or transfer requests must be made in writing through the Annual Conference Change Request Form.

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Plan now to attend our Annual Conference
Salt Lake City, Utah | April 24-26, 2024

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Recordings from the In-Person Conference can be purchased here. As you plan to join us in Salt Lake City for 2024, take a moment and enjoy the 2023 Annual Conference Recap below: 

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For those who like to plan far in advance, the 2025 Conference is scheduled for April 30-May 2. (You'll learn the location at the end of the 2024 Conference in Salt Lake City!)

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