Jimmy Buffett?s Margaritaville. Show your Annual Meeting badge for special drink prices!
Heart of Midwifery
May 30: 9 pm-11 pm
The Heart of Midwifery celebrates the midwifery educators who share their skills, wisdom, and time with emerging midwives. This session includes stories from beloved educators, a blessing of the hands, and a time for students to share their stories. Attended by students and more experienced midwives alike, this evening is full of laughter, wisdom, songs, and inspiration for all.
Opening Business Meeting
May 31: 9:30 am-11:30 am
Submit a motion before May 31. Arrive on time to see the opening act: The Clancey Brothers!
A.C.N.M. Foundation Fundraiser
May 31: 8 pm-10 pm
Tickets $50, Student Tickets $30
Join the A.C.N.M. Foundation at the historic Nashville City Club for a unique culinary and musical tour of Tennessee! Enjoy light hors d?oeuvres, sweet treats, and cash bar selections at the City Club, located on the 20th floor of the ServiceSource Building (201 4th Ave North) in downtown Nashville, and within 2 blocks of all conference hotels. Awarded the 2011 Taste of Music City Award for the ?best view of the city,? the Nashville City Club offers breathtaking, panoramic views of the city. Bring your favorite pair of boots and join us for some traditional boot scooting! Experience the best live entertainment with local musicians who have roots in all the popular juke joints of the area.
June 1: 4 pm-6 pm
The Midwives-PAC (Political Action Committee) plays an important role in advancing ACNM's legislative agenda through campaign contributions to federal legislators. Come learn how to get involved - and get ready for some fun, because this zero overhead event will showcase a silent and live auction as well as a mystery wine pull.
Come be inspired by the stars of our profession, then hit the dance floor with them! $10 reserves your seat and a plated dinner at the semi-formal awards ceremony - space is not guaranteed without a reservation. Then the doors open to everyone for the free midwifery celebration after-party at 9! These events are always huge favorites with Annual Meeting attendees - everyone who's anyone will be there, so don't miss your chance to cut loose! Let us know whether you plan to attend when you register for the meeting.
The awards ceremony is a plated dinner; all attendees must be seated by 7 pm or their seat will be given to another guest.
Select your seat or table for the awards ceremony by bringing your exchange ticket, which you will receive when you check in at registration, to the onsite exchange counter any time during Tuesday through Thursday registration hours. Please note that in order to reserve multiple seats together, all tickets must be presented to the exchange desk at the same time.
This year's Midwifery Celebration Party will feature live music from The Nashtones.
Closing Business Meeting
June 2: 10:15 am-12:15 pm
Submit a motion before May 31.
Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives Screening
June 2: 8 pm-9:30 pm
Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives captures a spirited group of women who taught themselves how to deliver babies on a 1970s hippie commune, rescued modern midwifery from extinction, and changed the way a generation thought about childbirth. Today, as nearly 1/3 of all US babies are born via C-section, they labor on, fighting to preserve their knowledge and pushing, once again, for the rebirth of birth.
Birth Story premiered in Los Angeles at the 2012 LA Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award.
The Farm Tour - SOLD OUT
Monday, June 3, 10:30 AM ? 4:30 PM
$35 includes tour, transportation, boxed lunch
Visit the place that sparked midwifery?s modern revolution: the farm in Summertown, Tennessee where closing premier speaker Ina May Gaskin and her group of traditional midwives from San Francisco built a permanent community grounded in their vision of cooperative living. Since The Farm?s founding in 1971, Ina May and The Farm Midwifery Center have become icons of the movement toward natural birth in the United States.
Tour attendees will depart from the Renaissance Hotel on the morning of June 3 and will be treated to a guided bus tour of The Farm including stops at points of particular interest. Attendees will have time to walk around the center of the community at the Head of the Roads and see the midwives? birthing house and clinic firsthand before concluding the tour at The Store. Gift items including tie dye t-shirts, onesies, aprons, and half-price books will be available at The Store and at the Welcome Center at the beginning of the tour. If time allows, an additional drive to the Solar School may be taken.