Extensions… Extensions… Read all about it!

Do you need a little more time to prepare your presentation proposal for the Virtual International Day of the Midwife conference? Good news!

The Call for Presentation Proposals has been extended until 15 February 2021, closing at noon UTC. You still have time to submit your proposal, including to the student stream.

For more information and the submission forms: Call for Presentation Proposals 2021

The Call for Facilitators has been extended as well. You still have time to apply to help support the VIDM conference sessions. The new deadline is 15 February at noon UTC.

 For more information about the facilitator role and the submission form go to: Call for Facilitators VIDM 2021

Information about the 2021 THEME – Birth Equity for All : VIDM 2021 Theme

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Did you know? VIDM Website Tour

All the information you need to participate in the Virtual International Day of the Midwife conference will be here on our website. Let’s take a little tour.

Look to the right of this post

  • At the top of the right sidebar is the countdown to the conference.
  • Next down is a translate button. Select your language to translate the content of the website, including all the submission forms, pages, and the programme.
  • Our sponsors are listed below that — Thanks Frontier Nursing University and the Association of Radical Midwives!
  • Looking for a past blog post? Check NEWS.
  • Next you can sign up to this blog. You will receive email notifications when new information is posted. Sign up to stay informed!

Look at the top menu

Click on any menu item at the top of the page to find more information. VIDM 2021 will continue to be updated as we get closer to the conference, with information added about Keynote and Invited Speakers, the 2021 Programme, and how to connect to the conference.

  • About VIDM
    • The VIDM Conference
    • The VIDM Committee
    • VIDM 2021 Theme
  • VIDM 2021
    • Call for Presentation Proposals
    • Call for Online Posters
    • Call for Facilitators
  • Conference Archives
    • This is the place to look for information from previous conferences – from 2014 – 2020.

Important Dates



VIDM 2021 :: Calling all Facilitators!

VIDM facilitators are the foundation of our success. We simply could not do what we do without the support of these outstanding volunteers.

The call for facilitators closes 01 February 2021. Follow this link for the deadline in time zones around the world: bit.ly/VIDoM21-Facilitator-EOI

Sign up now! 

What does a VIDM facilitator do?

  • Before the conference, facilitators work with conference presenters by helping them to use the web conferencing technology to enhance their presentation.
  • During the conference, facilitators moderate the speaker’s session, keeping time and providing space for audience questions and discussions.

Each facilitator works with the guidance of a session moderator, assisting before and during the conference. Training will be provided. Facilitators should be proficient in English. The ability to work in additional languages is an asset, especially in Spanish. The last two year’s conferences have seen presentations in English, Spanish, French, and Italian.

If you have experience using web conferencing technology and would like to add something interesting to your resume, apply to become a VIDM Facilitator today!

Further information about the volunteer facilitator role and application form are HERE.