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Online conference 4/5/6th September 2020
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European Doula Network Online Conference

4, 5, 6 September 2020

**Registration until August 28th**

Dear EDN members, and friends,

Every year we gather at our annual meeting and for many of us this is a highlight of the year, something to look forward to with much anticipation. It is a chance to meet old friends, and make new ones. A rare opportunity to listen to doula stories from across the length and breath of Europe and beyond. Each year the meeting is hosted in a different country, and takes many months of preparation and planning to coordinate. This year the meeting will be held online via zoom over 3 days and has been organised by a cross-collection of doulas from different countries and the EDN office. We hope that despite it's obvious limitations that we will still be able to capture some of the magic, connection and inspiration and cordially invite you to join us and be a part of co-creating something memorable. 
Registration closes next week. There are still some volunteer positions available if you would like to join the team and play a part in hosting - no matter where you are.
There is more information about the conference, how to register, the technical details of how to use zoom if you haven't before and also self-care tips for how to look after yourself while spending a weekend on the computer. 

See you there! 

warm wishes
The EDN team 

Check out the website for all the links in one place:
 http://european-doula-network.org/edn-online-conference-2020/

 
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Conference Program highlights
 
 
Friday 4th September
19.30 -22.00 *(All times are CEST - Central European Summer Time) 
- Opening ceremony to bring together our hands, hearts, voices and spirits. 

Saturday 5th September
11.00 - 13.00 workshops (choose your workshop for live participation, and watch the other session recordings later)
- Doulaing, Loss and Death
- Mediation skills in the world of doulas
- Nurturing and supporting the relationship between the couple
 
*Lunch break *
 
15.00 - 17.00 General session for everyone to join
- Presentation of results of the 2020 EDN survey and discussion
 
*break*
 
20.00 - 22.00 General session for all to join
- Sharing the Knowledge 
 

Sunday 6th September 
11.00 - 13.00  'Prejudices facing Mothering' workshops (choose your workshop for live participation and watch the other sessions recordings later) 
- Ethnicity and systemic racism
- Supporting Refugees
- Disability 

*Short break*

13.30 - 14.00 Celebration 2020! 

A celebration of TEN years of the EDN, looking back and looking forward. 

*Afternoon break* 

18.00 - 20.00 'Red Tents & Self Care' Sessions. (Choose your workshop for live participation and watch the other sessions recordings later)

- Doulas over 50
- Self-care tools for doulas
- Storytelling 

You can find the full program HERE
and stay up to date on the Facebook event page HERE 
 

Fees

The EDN 2020 Planning Team for the organization of the conference and all presenters are working on a volunteer basis. Registration fees will cover the cost for professional zoom accounts and other necessary expenses.

EDN members: 30 EUR
Members of an EDN Member Doula Association/Training Programme/Friend of EDN.

Non-EDN members: 55 EUR
If you are not a member of a Doula Organization or a Doula Training Programme belonging to EDN, you can still attend by becoming a Friend of EDN for a discounted fee (includes conference registration and a discounted individual annual membership as a Friend of EDN).

* When you make payment please add this to the transfer details: EDN2020/attendee name

Financial support

Members agreed in past meetings on the possibility of financial support for doulas who wish to participate and cannot afford the registration fee. This can be done in two ways.

1) Apply to EDN (send a message to europeandoulanetwork@gmail.com) for financial support. Please send your applications as soon as possible, explaining your situation and stating the amount you apply for.

2) When you pay for your registration, you can donate an extra sum of money for a doula who needs it. You can specify the name or leave it up to EDN to decide who will receive your donation. Send EDN a message with your preference for your donation.
 

Register now
We want to hear from you! 
The next EDN newsletter deadline is September 30th. Please send your submission to  hazeltreedoula@gmail.com and put NEWSLETTER in the subject line.

For this edition we especially welcome stories about the conference, either an overview of your experience, or a detailed account of a workshop you went to. Remember to add a couple of photos too! 
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