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Things you should know from The Tremont House:

We have special rates of $99 per night for Skillz & Drillz, the 3-day conference, and the retreat. Please use the special link or contact our Tremont representative directly. 

Special Rate Hotel Booking Link 

For hotel questions please contact Jordyn Cowan at The Tremont House: 409.765.3802 • jcowan@thetremonthouse.com

Things you should know from The Tremont House:

Hotel Booking Link 

For hotel questions please contact Jordyn Cowan at The Tremont House: 409.765.3802 • jcowan@thetremonthouse.com

GUEST ROOM RATES: Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes, currently 15%. If group is tax-exempt, it must present all documentation required by Hotel and pay in the manner specified by Hotel. If Group is claiming tax-exempt status, Group hereby accepts all liability and agrees to indemnify Hotel for all taxes paid and all costs incurred, including attorney fees, if a taxing authority requires that the Hotel remit tax for the room nights covered by this Agreement. Otherwise, Group will be charged all applicable taxes.

GUEST ROOM CHARGES: Each individual guest is responsible for paying guest room and tax charges unless otherwise specified by the group contact. Individual guest reservations must be cancelled 72 hours in advance to avoid penalty charges. A cancellation number must be obtained by guest.

INCIDENTALS: Incidental expenses of Group members will be the responsibility of individual guests. The guest will be required to provide a credit card or a cash deposit in the amount of $75.00 per night with the Hotel at the time of check-in. At check-in, Tremont House will authorize the credit card provided by the guest for all guestroom charges for the stay plus tax. They will also authorize the credit card for $75 of incidentals. Valet parking, charging food and beverage to the guestroom all falls under incidentals so once the $75 has been utilized by charges, we will charge another $75 if needed.

For more about The Tremont: https://www.thetremonthouse.com/rooms-suites/faqs

If you have questions regarding the hotel please contact Jordyn Cowan: 409.765.3802 • jcowan@thetremonthouse.com

Frequently Asked questions

Parking/Transportation

Q: What Is the Parking Situation At The Tremont?
A: The Tremont is a valet-only property. The overnight valet rates are $25 each night, daily valet for events is $10.

Q: Do You Offer Airport Transportation?
A: We will set up a shuttle from the Houston airport to the Tremont on Friday, November 11
th, and from the Tremont to the Houston Airport on Sunday, November 13th. If you would like to arrive/leave outside of those days or are staying for Skillz & Drillz and/or the Retreat, please arrange for your transportation. 

Q: What is the best way to get around Galveston?
A: The City of Galveston has resumed its Trolley operations. There is a trolley stop at 23rd and Mechanic right by the Tremont. 

About The Event

Q: What is Skillz & Drillz? 

A: A round-robin, 20 stations, hands-on process with life-like models, real-life scenarios, and qualified mentors to support your learning and practice.

Includes: Course certification, CEU’s, and/or student signoffs for Bridge, NARM, ACNM, PEP, NRP, and most schools will be offered. You proceed through the stations based on the pathway you choose, a) AP Midwife (6 yrs. +) b) Midwife (0-5yrs) c) Senior Student d) New Midwifery Student or Assistant. These never-before sessions are happening on Thursday, November 10th , Friday, November 11th, and Monday, November 14th , but will fill up fast, as there are limited spots. Sandwich the conference between hands-on Skillz & Drillz led by world-renowned mentors and SAVE by combining tickets!  Learn more here!

Q: Where can I find out who is hosting each skill or speaking at the conference?

A: Connect with some of the nation’s leading experts on everything midwifery, clinical, business, & beyond! Meet your Mentors here!

Q: I am a doula, Can I come?

A: We welcome all who want to expand their knowledge and skill surrounding birth work and creating a better future for families. Some of the items may be advanced, but if you come with an open mind and open heart, we think you will LOVE it!

Q: My law doesn’t allow me to do some of what you are leading in the Skillz & Drillz, should I still come?

A: We believe that a skill is never wasted. While you may not use it today, it doesn’t mean if regulations change or you move that it wouldn’t be wise to have. Also, the Skillz & Drillz station a “custom pick your pathway”, so you get to choose which hands-on training is right for where you are in your education and practice journey.

Q: I am a student, what do I need to do to get sign-offs?

A: We will be working with each individual student and school to accommodate sign-offs. Please reach out to us with your needs.

Q: What are all the topics during the conference?

A: We care about helping to create balanced, sustainable, smart, and great midwives! Therefore, we have speaker topics in all facets of life: Advocacy, Business, Clinical, & Self-Care. To read each individual topic title, click here!

Q: What items do I need to bring to be successful?

A: Just you and your best note-taking or data storing device/notebook! Plus, any clothing and personal items that you need.

Q: Can I bring my family?

A: Tickets to the events are per person. If your partner would like to attend, they will need to purchase a ticket as well. Breast/chestfeeding children in attendance only.

Q: What meals will be included?

A: All meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch are included in your ticket price. You are responsible for any meals during Skillz & Drillz, retreat, snack, or meals decided to be taken off property during the conference. We are working with The Tremont to ensure that a variety of options will be available for all requests. 

Communication

Q: I would love to get to know the other attendees prior to the Experience, how can I do that?

A: Please join our private Facebook group where you can chat with other attendees and “meet” them or coordinate rooms, meals, events, etc.

Q: Will the experience be inclusive?

A: YES! We have asked all speakers and mentors to be inclusive and continue to stand by our social equity and inclusion mission. Read more here.

Q: How can I make sure I am getting any new updates?

A: If you have already purchased your tickets, please join the private Facebook group. This is where new updates will be posted first. If you are still waiting on purchasing the ticket, be sure to subscribe to our emails, and follow us on Facebook & Instagram for the most up-to-date information.

Q: How can I get involved or volunteer?

A: We will be looking for assistance in the early fall, please email artofbirthing@gmail.com if you are interested in a role.

Financials

Q: Do you offer discounts for BIPOC Midwives and Students?

A: YES! Midwifery Wisdom Collective has a standing 20% off for BIPOC Midwives and Students. Please use code ‘MOCALL2022’ at checkout. This coupon code is not able to be combined with the payment plan at this time due to technological obstacles.

Q: Do you offer payment plans?

A: YES! Payment plans are available through our PayPal payment plan offering.  Depending on when you register, the total is divided equally for the remaining months until November and charges appear on the same day of the month that you started the payment plan. Example: If you sign up for a payment plan on May 4th, you will be charged on the 4th of each month for the next 6 months. Please choose “Setup Payment Plan” button at the bottom of the registration page.  

Q: If I get called to a birth, can I get a refund?

A: No. This event is a momentous occasion that has been announced over a year ahead. We fully expect attendees to make the appropriate arrangements for their schedule to ensure they can attend, and we can expect them. This might include getting a backup, not taking any November due dates, or coming for a portion of the experience. 

COVID-19 and Pandemic Living

Q: What are the mask and vaccine policies for the event?

A: We will follow whatever local guidelines are required of us at the time. We fully respect the right to choose whether you want to wear a mask, receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and your political, evidence, or philosophical beliefs on the matter. 

Q: Can I get a refund if I need to cancel due to COVID?

A: You can transfer the ticket to another potential attendee OR receive all the recorded content after The Experience concludes. No refunds will be issued for any reason. 

Q: What’s Midwifery Wisdom’s Inclusive Statment?

The Midwifery Wisdom Collective has a deep commitment to creating social equity in midwifery education and as such, we welcome all midwives and students to the Midwifery Wisdom Experience this November in Galveston, Texas to participate in our conference, skills and drillz and retreat. Diversity and inclusion in midwifery education, practice and in the profession as a whole is the future we want.

We define diversity as the variety of differences and similarities among people which can include gender identity, race/ethnicity, tribal/indigenous origins, age, culture, generation, religion, class/caste, language, education, geography, nationality, different abilities, sexual orientation, work style, work experience, job role and function, military involvement, thinking style, personality type and other ideologies. Welcoming diversity requires moving beyond simple tolerance to respecting and embracing differences in a safe, positive and nurturing environment.

With humility and deep listening, we aim to create an environment where all event attendees feel welcomed, represented, respected, supported and safe; where we all can learn from each other to care for all families in a way that is culturally affirming and respectful; and where our commitment to social justice is woven into every facet of our program. We ask for feedback whenever we may miss this mark, and gratefully accept correction and/or guidance.

We encourage any midwives or students who identify as African-American, black, indigenous or a person of color to use this code for 20% off when registering for the conference or any workshop or course on midwiferywisdom.com – MOCALL2022 

Acknowledgments:
This Midwifery Wisdom Event is located on and in Galveston, Texas which is part of the unceded land of the Atakapan, Athabaskan, Akokisa, Caddoan, Coahuiltecan, Mariame, and Uto-Aztecan people. We would like to acknowledge the Atakapan, Athabaskan, Akokisa, Caddoan, Coahuiltecan, Mariame, and Uto-Aztecan peoples and pay our respect to their past, present and future elders.

Sill have questions?

For hotel questions please contact Jordyn Cowan at The Tremont House: 409.765.3802 • jcowan@thetremonthouse.com

For questions surrounding the conference, skills & drillz, & retreat please contact artofbirthing@gmail.com

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