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Spinning Babies® 2020 World Confluence

Virtual Confluence

Pre-Conference and Main Conference Only

Oct 16–18, 2020

Stream From Anywhere!

For the first time ever, attend confluence online!

You can now attend the Spinning Babies® 2020 World Confluence via Livestream, delivering the expertise you would expect in-person, but with the safety of physical distancing at home. Our Virtual Confluence includes the Pre-Conference event on Informed Consent and Breech Birth and the Main Conference – Physiology First.

Explore informed consent in breech birth, physiological birth practices, and the Spinning Babies® paradigm. Connect with other midwives, doctors, chiropractors, doulas, massage therapists, and childbirth educators. Meet and learn from international speakers and our Approved Trainers. Birth workers at any skill level will get massive value from this conference. You don’t want to miss it!

Online Confluence Registration

Registration ends October 8

*Event may begin on Oct. 15 in some time zones

The deadline to register for the Virtual Confluence is October 8, 2020.

Cancellation Policy: All refund requests will be charged a $35 fee before July 15, 2020. After July 15, 2020, there will be no refunds.

Substitution Policy: Contact with your intentions to substitute someone for your ticket. You will be asked to provide your substitute’s name and contact information. Substitutions will be charged a $35 fee and accepted until October 1, 2020. Once payment for substitution fee is received, the substitution registration will be completed through the Spinning Babies® Office.

Emerging Nonmedical Interventions

We’ve added this day to our Virtual Conference at an additional price. The event will be online only Monday Oct 19, 2020.

*Event may begin on Oct. 18 in some time zones

The deadline to register for the Virtual Confluence is October 8, 2020.

Cancellation Policy: All refund requests will be charged a $35 fee before Oct 1, 2020. After Oct 1, 2020, there will be no refunds.

Frequently Asked Questions

 1. What is a virtual conference?
Attend the conference live from the comfort of your home. Log in to our easy to use virtual event platform, view on-demand presentations, participate in audience Q&A with our presenters, network with attendees, and view the recordings for 30 days after the conference. The virtual conference contains all 24 hours of the conference and pre-conference in Caloundra, Australia plus 32 additional hours of content from Gail Tully and the Spinning Babies® Approved Trainers.

2. Who should attend?
The conference is intended for birth professionals, but all are welcome to attend.

3. What is included with my ticket?
Attendees of the virtual conference receive access to the Pre-conference and 2-day Conference presentations (24 hours or content), plus 32 hours of live and recorded materials from Gail Tully and the Spinning Babies® Approved Trainers. You will also receive our virtual swag bag with gifts and specials from our friends and sponsors.

4. What are the technical requirements needed to participate?
Prior to the start of the conference, you will need to log into the web or mobile app SpotMe and be sure you have a stable internet connection.

5. What happens once I register?
You will receive a confirmation email from Watch for additional emails from Spinning Babies® with updates and an invitation to the SpotMe virtual event platform.

6. Will I have access to the recordings and materials?
You will retain access to all materials on SpotMe for 30 days following the conference.

7. How much do I need to pay to register for the virtual conference?
Regular registration for the virtual conference is US$297.

8. What time does the conference start?
The virtual conference begins in Queensland, Australia at 9am (GMT+10) on Friday, October 16, 2020. In some time zones this will be Thursday, October 15, 2020.

9. If I cannot attend anymore, can I get a refund?
Refund requests for virtual registration received before July 15 will be refunded, less a US$35 administrative fee, until July 15, 2020. After July 15, 2020 there will be no refunds.

10. Can someone else take my place if I can no longer attend?
Yes, you may find a substitute to take your place if you are unable to attend. A processing fee of US$35 will be applied at the time of the substitution. Contact to request a registration substitution.

11. Can I transfer my in-person ticket to a virtual ticket if I want to attend online instead?
Contact to request a ticket transfer.

12. Are there scholarships available for the virtual conference?
Yes. This scholarship is intended for Black & Indigenous People of Color, who are also birth workers, bodyworkers, or childbirth educators and are actively working or teaching in the pregnancy and birth communities, or are enrolled in a birth work education program.

The deadline to submit applications has now passed. Spinning Babies® will contact each applicant with a status update in early September.

13. What happened to the in-person registration option?
Due to border closures in the Australia State of Queensland, the World Confluence has transitioned to an online-only event. There is still a Spinning Babies® workshop offered in-person on Thursday, October 15.

14. I received an email from Spinning Babies® about my options since I was due to attend World Confluence in person. What do I do next?
Your email has a special link to answer questions about your registration and understand what your options are. You must respond to this survey by 11:59pm on Sunday, September 20. If you cannot find your email, reach out to our team at

15. When will I receive my refund? How much am I getting refunded?
All World Confluence refunds will be processed by October 5. If you were originally attending in-person and are now attending virtually, you will receive the difference in what you paid for your two tickets.

16. What is happening to the scholarship program?
We are offering scholarships to this year’s Virtual Confluence. Scholarship applications are now closed. If you applied for a scholarship, you will hear back by the end of September.

17. Bundle & Save – Do I still get a discount for registering for multiple events?
No, our bundle & save discount is not applicable to virtual events.

18. Is the World Confluence canceled this year?
Due to border closures, the World Confluence is being held virtually. In-person events are cancelled, except for the Spinning Babies® workshop on Thursday, October 15. Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Workshop is cancelled completely. The ENI training is offered virtually.

19. I’ve transferred my ticket from in-person to virtual, how do I access my Confluence materials?
You will receive an email with instructions on the day before the event starts.

20. Will the Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Workshop be rescheduled?
While we don’t have a date planned, we’re hopeful that we’ll be planning another Aware Practitioner event in the area in the future. We invite you to keep an eye on our monthly E-newsletter for training date announcements.

Online Confluence Schedule

OCT 16–OCT 18, 2020


Oct 16, 2020
Informed Consent and Breech Birth

Keynote Speakers:
Andrew Bisits, MD, Sydney
Bec Jenkinson, BEd Hons, PhD Candidate, Brisbane

Hear from Dr Andrew Bisits, world-renowned breech expert, on safe birth practices and the rights of both the birthing person and baby throughout the process. Dr Bec Jenkinson, creator of The Personalised Alternative Care and Treatment framework, will address a full-spectrum of quality care including meeting challenges of a dynamic setting, common care protocols, and the varied expressions of human needs.


OCT 17, 2020
Conference Day 1
Spinning Babies®

Putting physiology before force

Keynote Speaker:
Gail Tully, Midwife and Creator of Spinning Babies®, USA

Anna Maria Rossetti, Midwife, School of the Elemental Art of Midwifery, Italy
Claire Eccleston, Midwife, New Zealand
Jenny Blyth, Author, QLD
Fiona Hallinan, Midwife, VIC
Rhea Williams, Midwife, USA

Gail Tully and the Spinning Babies® Approved Trainers take you far beyond the techniques into physiology first. Experience presentations on various applications of Spinning Babies® in the world, including using Spinning Babies® with an epidural. Finish the evening with a Birthwork Circle led by Jenny Blythe and dancing with Claire Eccleston.


OCT 18, 2020
Conference Day 2
Physiological Approach

Where birth and bodywork meet

Keynote Speaker:
Rachel Reed
, Midwife, Brisbane

Susan Steinhardt, Chiropractor, Palmwoods
Rich, Advanced Instructor of Ortho-bionomy, QLD
Jenny Blyth, Author, QLD
Anna Maria Rossetti, Midwife, School of the Elemental Art of Midwifery, Italy

Attend a day of presentations surrounding how birth and bodyworkers can support the body’s own processes, and recognize the body’s innate capacity, to bring forth the baby. Rachel Reed, world-renowned speaker and midwife from Brisbane, will share how physiological birth aids the birthing person’s rite of passage. Speakers Rob Rich and Susan Steinhart will lead sessions on holistic healing therapies, the self-corrective ability of the human body, ortho-bionomy, and baby and body balancing.


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Keynote - Gail Tully
Keynote - Gail Tully

Creator of Spinning Babies®, Midwife

Keynote - Bec Jenkinson
Keynote - Bec Jenkinson

BEd Hons, PhD Candidate, Brisbane, Australia

Keynote - Andrew Bisits
Keynote - Andrew Bisits

Director of Obstetrics, Royal Hospital for Women

Keynote - Bec Jenkinson
Keynote - Bec Jenkinson

BEd Hons, PhD Candidate, Brisbane, Australia

Keynote - Andrew Bisits
Keynote - Andrew Bisits

Director of Obstetrics, Royal Hospital for Women

Keynote - Rachel Reed
Keynote - Rachel Reed

Discipline Lead for Midwifery, University of the Sunshine Coast

Susan Steinhardt
Susan Steinhardt

Chiropractor and Owner of Palmwoods Chiropractic Center

Keynote - Rachel Reed
Keynote - Rachel Reed

Discipline Lead for Midwifery, University of the Sunshine Coast

Rob Rich
Rob Rich

Advanced Practitioner and Instructor of Ortho-Bionomy

Spinning Babies® Approved Trainers

What Others are Saying

This was the best conference I’ve been to in my career.

There hasn’t been anything this big in the birth world for a long time, since Janet Balaskas… nah, this is bigger.

Thank you for the absolutely wonderful beyond words Spinning Babies® Confluence!

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Join the Spinning Babies® community as we discuss important topics from the perspective of the Spinning Babies® paradigm. Hear guest speakers and our Spinning Babies® Approved Trainers present about informed consent, breech birth, and physiological approach to birth.

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