Not Without FP Forum
FAQs & Forum Essentials
Please review the most common frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Not Without FP Forum.
Forum essentials and the pre-meeting check-list are listed below the FAQs.
What is the Not Without FP Forum?
In light of the postponement of ICFP 2021, organizers still wanted to provide a space for the ICFP community to come together during the original dates of the conference. Our first-ever ICFP virtual convening in February will feature special programmatic sessions, engaging digital programming on ICFPLive!, a Virtual Exhibit Hall, and several special plenary sessions focused on COVID-19’s impact on the family planning and reproductive health community.
Is the Not Without FP forum the same thing as ICFP 2021? If not, what is the difference?
While both the Not Without FP forum and ICFP 2021 are centered around the theme of Universal Health Coverage, the forum will focus specifically on the essential role of family planning in successful UHC schemes and the impact of COVID-19 on the sexual and reproductive health community. The forum will act as a springboard for the in-person ICFP and build excitement for all the opportunities for information sharing, networking and celebration to come in Thailand.
Does registering for the virtual forum also mean I’m registered for ICFP 2021?
No, registration for ICFP 2021 is separate from registration for the Not Without FP forum.
How much does it cost to attend the virtual forum?
There is no cost to attend the virtual event.
Is registration for the virtual forum required?
Registration is highly recommended to receive key updates, session reminders, and links to every session archive.
Do I need to have a Zoom account to participate?
While you aren’t required to have a Zoom account to participate in the virtual forum, we highly recommend that you set up an account if possible. A basic Zoom account is free and does not require any form of payment. You can find more information on setting up a free Zoom account here: https://zoom.us/signup
I am not able to self select the breakout room I would like to join.
If you are unable to view or access the self selection feature for breakout rooms, please check the version of your Zoom account. Make sure your Zoom account is updated to 5.3.0 or later to utilize this functionality.
Can I attend more than one session at once?
Unfortunately Zoom does not allow a user to join more than one session at a time.
Will the sessions be recorded and available after the virtual event?
When I tried to join a session, I received a notification that the meeting is full. Can I still participate in the session?
Yes, all of the sessions will be available for viewing through livestream if the Zoom meeting reaches capacity. If you registered for the Forum, you will receive a livestream link along with the Zoom link for each session prior to the start of the day. If the Zoom session is full, you can still view and engage via livestream and ask questions of the speakers via a hashtag that will be listed on each session page. However, simultaneous French interpretation and other interactive features will not be available through the livestream.
If I selected a specific session when I registered, but would actually like to attend a different session, am I able to?
Yes! Both the live Zoom link and the livestream link for each session will be provided via email prior to the start of each day. Please note the live Zoom session attendance is capped, so be sure to enter the session early to reserve your spot. Otherwise, the session will still be available for viewing through the livestream link and you can engage with the session using the hashtags listed on each session page.
What languages will be offered?
English and simultaneous French interpretation will be available to participants who join the session through Zoom.
The International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) 2021 Virtual #NotWithoutFP Forum will take place 2-3 February 2021 and is free for all to join. Please register in advance to receive to receive key updates, session reminders and links to every session archive here:
The official schedule and individual session pages for the #NotWithoutFP Forum can be found here.
NAVIGATING THE FORUM
Registration is available both in English and French. You will have the option to select the sessions in which you are interested, though you may choose to attend any session during the Forum by navigating to your chosen session’s webpage.
Click here to view all sessions, dates, and times – listed in U.S. Eastern Standard Time. To navigate to a specific session page, click the title of the session you would like to attend where you may view the session description, panelist photos and biographies, and download session appointments directly to your calendar.
Joining a Session
Step 1 – Click the session link provided at the top of this invitation to access the session page on the on the #NotWithoutFP Forum website.
Step 2 – You will join each session live via Zoom by clicking on the the “Access Through Zoom” button.
Step 3 – A waiting room will be in effect until approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the session start time.
We suggest that you join your chosen session early as all sessions have a limited capacity (between 300 for sessions with breakout rooms and 3,000 for sessions without breakout rooms).
Virtual Exhibit Hall
Browse the co-hosts and sponsors of the ICFP and #NotWithoutFP Forum in the Virtual Exhibit Hall by clicking on the logos. Here you can watch videos, access resources, and connect.
Access the Forum Platform
Please familiarize yourself with the Forum website and look over the session schedule to easily navigate from session to session. To join via Zoom for an interactive experience or to access English-French translation, please download, update, and familiarize yourself with Zoom prior to the start of the Forum with video tutorials here.
Download or update to the latest version of Zoom Teleconferencing
To optimize your Zoom meeting experience, download the “Zoom Client for Meetings” application to your computer here: Zoom Download Center (Mac users, please follow these instructions). If Zoom is already downloaded to your device, open the application, click on the Zoom menu dropdown, and choose “Check for Updates” to download the latest version to ensure full use of the meeting tools.
Take time to browse all sessions and side events being offered at the #NotWithoutFP Forum and note which ones you would like to attend. Unfortunately, Zoom does not allow you to access more than one session at a time. However, the recordings of all sessions will be available on www.icfp2022.org after the Forum. Please be sure to register for the Forum to receive the links to these recordings. Log in early to allow time to work through any technical issues that may arise to avoid missing any of the action.
For issues connecting to or using Zoom, please find Zoom Support resources here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us.
If for any reason the session homepages become unavailable during the live event, we will send all registrants of the Forum an email prior to the start of each day containing the Zoom and YouTube livestream links to all sessions and side events for that day. Please register for the Forum to ensure that you receive this information via email.