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“We’re going south!” Heartbeat announces 2025 Conference location.

by | Apr 29, 2024

By Lisa Bourne

Heartbeat International announced the location of its 2025 Annual Pregnancy Help Conference at the close of the 2024 Conference. The location reveal is always highly anticipated by Conference attendees, and the announcement made at the closing banquet for the event.

Heartbeat is the largest network of pregnancy help organizations in the U.S. and globally. The Heartbeat Conference is the largest gathering in the pregnancy help community and 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.

This year’s event, held in Salt Lake City, Utah, drew some 1,300 in attendance in person, and another 700 for the virtual Conference.

The banquet room at the 2024 Conference erupted in cheers at the announcement of next year’s conference location: Birmingham, Ala.

Announcing the city for the 2025 Pregnancy Help Conference, Heartbeat International President Joe-El Godsey said, “We went west, and now we’re going south!”

The promo video featured quotes from Proverbs 27:17, “Iron sharpens iron” and “one person sharpens another” and ended with “Together Towards Tomorrow,” the 2025 Conference theme. Together Towards Tomorrow builds upon the 2024 theme of United for Life.

Citing the area’s historic nature and raw materials found at the 2025 Conference locale, the video presentation stated:

Rich in history and natural resources, where steel and iron are not only mined here but is symbolic of their strength and grit, next spring join us in Birmingham, Alabama. As iron sharpens iron, one person sharpens another – Together Towards Tomorrow. 


Andrea Trudden, vice president of Communications & Marketing for Heartbeat International, noted the pertinence of Heartbeat’s next Conference theme.


“The 2025 Conference, themed “Together Towards Tomorrow,” echoes our collective journey from unity to community, building on the foundation of 2024’s “United for Life,”” she said. “Rooted in Proverbs 27:17 and set in the backdrop of the Iron City, Birmingham, AL, it signifies not just a location, but a shared commitment to growth through collaboration.”


“The Annual Conference serves as a connecting point for pregnancy help organizations worldwide, offering a platform to exchange insights, embrace innovation, and uphold timeless principles,” Trudden said. “Together, we glean wisdom, educate, and forge bonds that fortify our resolve to champion life.”

The date for the 2025 Heartbeat International Annual Pregnancy Help Conference is April 30-May 2.

Editor’s note: Heartbeat International manages Pregnancy Help News where this appeared. Reposted with permission. This article has been updated.