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United for Life, Heartbeat looks toward 2024 Annual Conference

by | Jan 5, 2024

By Lisa Bourne

Preparations are in full swing for Heartbeat International’s 2024 Annual Pregnancy Help Conference. Registration is open, keynote speakers have been announced, and innumerable arrangements are coming together as the date approaches for the largest annual gathering in pregnancy help.

Heartbeat is the largest network of pregnancy help organizations in the U.S. and globally. Building on the Conference themes of the last few years and the resilience of the pregnancy help movement during that time, Heartbeat decided upon the theme United for Life for 2024.

“As we worked through these years of dramatic change, it has become more and more evident that to truly become a culture that values life as a movement, we must be intentionally United for Life,” said Heartbeat International President Jor-El Godsey.

“We were each called into the pregnancy help movement to save lives from the horrors of abortion,” Godsey said. “While our methods may differ, our mission is the same. This movement is bigger than any one of us. We must work together and stand strong against those who work so hard to break us apart.”

This year’s Annual Conference is set for April 23 – April 26 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Heartbeat’s Conference offers unique, professional keynote sessions, distinctive, full-day in-depth training sessions, workshop presentations from ministry experts, and more. The Conference also provides the opportunity to meet, network, and have fellowship with 1,500+ frontline workers in the pregnancy help community.

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.

Heartbeat International is hosting its 2024 Pregnancy Help Conference both in person and virtually.

“We are committed to a Conference experience with both an in-person and a virtual aspect, as this allows us to reach a larger audience around the world,” Godsey said. “People crave information, and our presenters have valuable insight that can help advance the pregnancy help movement.”

The in-person Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City.

Keynote presenters for the 2024 Conference are GodseyEmbrace Grace Ministries President and co-founder Amy Ford, cardiologist and President Emeritus of the Catholic Medical Association (UK) Dr. Dermot Kearney, pro-life strategic advisor, co-founder and former CEO of 40 Days for Life David Bereit, founder and Executive Director of Houston Pregnancy Help Centers Sylvia JohnsonThe Babylon Bee Editor-in-Chief Kyle Mann, and comedienne and actress Kerri Pomarolli.

International pregnancy help personnel can apply through January 15 for a scholarship to attend in person in Salt Lake City.

“Heartbeat International’s ministry philosophy is intentionally grassroots, bottom-up, innovative, and entrepreneurial,” said Godsey. “We’ll be highlighting effective ministry efforts at our Annual Conference, while providing opportunities for fresh ideas and innovative solutions for long-standing, familiar issues.”

In-person Conference attendees benefit from access to 120+ workshops, seven inspirational keynotes, product demonstrations, 13 in-depth training opportunities on April 25, and access to the virtual conference for 21 days.

This year Heartbeat is also offering in-person attendees discounted virtual access for individuals from their organization who may not be able to make it to Salt Lake City. There are two options to choose from, basic virtual access that provides access to all virtual-only conference for 14 days, or expanded virtual access that provides access to all virtual-only conference content and select in-person recorded content for 21 days.

Godsey said the Heartbeat team is ready to welcome the international pregnancy help community to Salt Lake City for a fruitful and rewarding event, stating, “Our Annual conference provides the greatest opportunity for diverse training, broad networking, and inspirational encouragement.”

Editor’s note. This appeared at Pregnancy Help News and reposted with permission.

Categories: Pro-Lifers