Hire a professional keynote speaker to motivate and inspire your audience.

Our Speakers Bureau provides you with a list of our members who are representatives of the NIDCAP practice and the science that supports it.  Our members are required to go through an application process and submit references and examples of their presentation skills. They are endorsed by the NFI to speak on the topics listed under their names. 

We invite you to have one of our members be the keynote speaker for your next event, conference, or workshop.

Below is a sample of presentation topics:

  • The NIDCAP Nursery Program
  • Family-centered care using NIDCAP
  • The history of NIDCAP
  • Developmental care using NIDCAP
  • APIB
  • The importance of and effects of kangaroo care
  • Establishing trust between families and staff
  • How to avoid caregiver burnout
  • How to approach hospital leadership with concerns
  • How to introduce NIDCAP to NICU or PICU leaders
  • Research underlying the NIDCAP approach
  • Research related to pain and discomfort management
  • All NIDCAP related research


The Speakers

Fatima Clemente, MD
Porto, Portugal

Nadine Griffiths, RN, MEd
Westmead, NSW, Australia

Stina Klemming, MD
Lund, Sweden

Samantha Butler, PhD
Boston, MA, USA

Mandy Daly

Dorothy Vittner, PhD, RN, FAAN

gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, FAAN

Jean Powlesland, MSN

Delphine Druart, RN

Nikk Conneman, MD

  • Enhance your career with more speaking engagements.
  • Build credibility in your practice and profession by speaking at conferences and events.
  • Help the NFI promote the science of NIDCAP and how we support babies and families.

This opportunity is open to any NFI member in good standing, with interest in public speaking,

You may complete the application form by clicking on the “APPLY” button below.

APPLY Here to Join the Speakers Bureau

The Speakers Bureau will contact applicants after their application is reviewed.

Email speakersbureau@nidcap.org with questions.


We do not book speakers nor negotiate speaker compensation. We only post a list of highly professional and experienced speakers who have been approved to speak on behalf of the NFI and the NIDCAP practice. Interested event organizers must make contact with potential speakers on their own and arrange any agreed upon compensation and travel arrangements.