Special Events and Auctions | ACNM 66th Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Special Events and Auctions

Don’t miss these must-attend special events at the 66th ACNM Annual Meeting & Exhibition! A variety of events are included with registration along with ticketed events that you can add on when registering. All events are listed in Eastern Time and are subject to change.

Recurring Events

Date & TimeEvent
Sunday, May 23, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM;
Monday, May 24, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM;
Tuesday, May 25, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open and Giveaway
Visit the virtual Exhibit Hall to learn more about the top products and services in women’s health and maternity care. We encourage you to make the most of your time by meeting the participating organizations and companies that support ACNM’s meeting. The virtual Exhibit Hall will be open throughout the entire conference, but visit during these times for the chance to win prizes!
TBDACNM Resource Center and Store Chat Hours
ACNM staff members will be available to answer any questions you may have about membership and products in the ACNM Store.
Sunday, May 23, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM;
Monday, May 24, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM;
Tuesday, May 25, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Education Session Speaker Q&A
Select session speakers will be available during these times to answer questions and facilitate discussion about their presentations.
Sunday, May 23, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (General); Monday, May 24, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Research)Poster Presenter Q&A
Posters offer the opportunity for individual presenters to present data and have substantive discussions with interested colleagues. During these hours, attendees can chat with general and research poster presenters about their poster content.
Sunday, May 23, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM;
Monday, May 24, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM;
Tuesday, May 25, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Networking Lounge Open
Pop in to the virtual networking lounge to chat with other attendees, speakers, and volunteer leaders!

Live Events

Date & TimeEvent
Saturday, May 22, 6:00 PM 7:00 PMFuture Midwives Social
This popular event brings midwifery students together with ACNM board members, staff, and other volunteer leaders to learn about roles within ACNM, current projects, and other initiatives in a relaxed, social atmosphere.
Sunday, May 23, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AMOpening Keynote Address & Fellowship Induction
The Fellowship Induction is a special honor that distinguishes members for their outstanding leadership and achievements. Following the induction, the Opening Keynote Address will feature keynote speaker Shafia Monroe.

Opening performance by Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater

Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater seeks to diversify the contemporary dance landscape with untold stories and under-told perspectives from communities of color. Grounded in values from the African Diaspora and using our art as activism, Rejoice! celebrates and cultivates community through artistic engagement, performances, and dialogue, weaving our stories of hardship and triumph into a tapestry you will walk with in your heart.
Sunday, May 23, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PMHeart of Midwifery
This is a gathering of midwives who share testimonials from our profession with the purpose of renewing our calling and reminding ourselves of why we do this work as midwives. The event features inspirational readings, story telling, dancing, and singing.
Sunday, May 23, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PMACNM Business Meeting
The ACNM business meetings are an excellent opportunity to see how ACNM works, learn about current issues affecting midwifery, and help shape the future initiatives and the priorities of your professional organization. Business meetings are open to all members, although voting privileges are not extended to associate members or students. All members are permitted to voice their opinion in accordance with the business meeting procedures. Your presence and opinions are highly valued, and we strongly encourage your participation!
Sunday, May 23, 8:00 PM 9:00 PMSister Circle
The Sister Circle is an event for students and midwives who identify themselves as being of color. It is here that we celebrate the sisterhood of strength.
Monday, May 24, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Plenary Session: Andrea Freeman
Monday, May 24, 2:00 PM 3:00 PMHeart of Midwifery: Student Welcome Circle
This event is an opportunity for the community of established midwives to welcome our new midwives to the circle of our profession. This event has invited storytellers, a hand-washing ceremony followed by a blessing of the hands, and singing.
Monday, May 24, 6:30 PM 10:00 PM Midwifery Awards Recognition & Celebration
Come celebrate the achievements of CNMs and CMs and their important role in clinical excellence, education, research, and advocacy. Following the awards presentations, we will have a virtual dance party with tunes from DJ Anjali!


DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid are dance floor instigators. They have spent more than 20 years igniting dance floors with cutting edge music not limited by national borders or language. They are most known for incinerating dance floors with the heavy dance floor artillery of South Asia, but the duo scour the globe for any hard-hitting music that combines local music traditions with window-rattling production.
Tuesday, May 25, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AMPremier Dondero Lecture: Speaker TBD
Tuesday, May 25, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMMidwifery Business Network (MBN) Presentaton
This presentation shares the needs of the midwifery business community within ACNM.
Tuesday, May 25, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Closing Plenary Address: Angela Davis

Ticketed Events (add on with registration)

Date & TimeEvent
Sunday, May 23, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Midwives of Color Presentation & Auction
This is the primary fundraising event to endow three Midwives of Color-Watson Basic Scholarships and one Carrington-Hsia-Nieves Doctoral Scholarship for Graduate Education. The event is also an opportunity to celebrate the work of the ACNM midwives of color. Everyone who is supportive of MOCC’s goals and mission is welcome.
Sunday, May 23, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PMDivision of Global Engagement (DGE) Presentation & Auction
Join the DGE for a fun evening of sharing global experience, a silent auction, and learning about global opportunities for midwives.
Monday, May 24, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Midwives-PAC Rally (ACNM members only)
Midwives-PAC is one of the most important tools we have for gaining access to key members of Congress, influencing healthcare policy, and electing midwifery champions to Congress. Contributions create a relationship between legislators and midwives, so that they see us as a resource when issues of women’s health come up before the Congress. 100% of the proceeds from this event go directly to advance ACNM’s legislative agenda.