The Association of Christian Birth Professionals’ 2019 Conference

will be held

Tuesday afternoon September 17, 2019 through Thursday, September 19, 2019


Comfort Suites University Area
52939 US 933 North
South Bend, Indiana 46637

The Pre-conference will be Tuesday morning, September 17, 2019, 2019 from 9:00 – 12:00 pm.

The full conference fee covers all regular conference sessions, lunch on Wednesday, and Thursday and scheduled activities, including the Gala Dinner on Wednesday evening.  Continuing Education Units and the Preconference are billed separately. Our conference host hotel offers a free hot breakfast with a night’s stay. Tuesday and Thursday dinners are on your own – a wonderful opportunity to get out for relaxed fellowship together!

Conference registration is also available on a single-day basis.

Lodging arrangements are each registrant’s choice.

To stay on-site, make reservations directly with Comfort Suites University Area at (574) 272-1500.

Please tell Comfort Suites Hotel representative that you will be attending the “Association of Christian Birth Professionals” Conference (September 17-19, 2019) to receive the special rate.  The room rate is $ 99.00. per night.  If we meet the room block, the room rate will be $89.00 per night so reserve early.  Any appropriate adjustments will be honored when you check in. The hotel can give you information on the allowed room capacity when you call to make your reservations.

Individual reservations must be made before September 2, 2019 and reference the ACBP conference.  Reservations after this date will be subject to availability and regular pricing. Most of the suites in the ACBP block have two double beds and a sleeper sofa; a few have a king bed and sleeper sofa.  Suites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Room-share arrangements are up to registrants.  The hotel can give you information on the allowed room capacity when you call to make your reservations.  ACBP has created a conference Event page on Facebook to facilitate finding roommate(s):


We have many special events planned within the conference! If you are arriving on Monday, we will have visiting time together that evening.

There will be a pajama party and “Tales from the Trade” on Tuesday night and we’ll stage a re-take the infamous photo (you must be there to find out what that is).

On Wednesday, we invite you to dress up in “Call the Midwife” styles or your favorite birth-inspired costume.  Costumes are optional, but there will be prizes!

Our first annual Gala Dinner will be the Wednesday night: “Call the Midwife” costumes, vintage fashions, and festive finery are encouraged (but not required).

Thursday afternoon, we will celebrate a real High Tea together, and for those who stay over until Friday, we’re going out on the town Thursday night (details TBA).

Throughout the conference, we will be holding a Silent Auction. We appreciate registrants bringing a new item to donate for the auction.  Don’t miss the final countdown and winner announcements on Thursday.