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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for ICFP 2021?

Registration for ICFP 2021 will open in February 2020. Please visit us then for the latest information. 

Which organizations sponsored the 2018 ICFP?

Many organizations partnered to bring the 2018 ICFP conference to fruition. Through their collective efforts, the conference program was significantly enriched. Conference sponsors included: Bayer, Pfizer, Pathfinder, dkt, Guttmacher Institute, IBP Initiative, jhpiego, Merck for Mothers, Abt, Ipas, PRB, IntraHealth, EngenderHealth, PAI, PATH, World Vision, AmplifyChange, Promundo, University of Michigan, DSW, CCP, fhi360, Women Deliver, CIFF, PFI, DRPC, She Decides, Enabel, HDI, Partners in Health, Society for Family Health Rwanda and World Vasectomy Day.

The 2021 ICFP is made possible with support from the ICFP Core Organizing Group—Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett FoundationUnited Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Foundation (UNF), Family Planning 2020 (FP2020), Population Services International (PSI), Marie Stopes International (MSI), International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DfID) and Government of Canada, as well as the International Steering Committee, comprised of more than 50 partner organizations, and the National Steering Committee of the ICFP.

ICPF 2021 Sponsorship opportunities will be available in February 2020. Please visit Sponsorship Opportunities for updated information.

Will translation services be available at the 2021 ICFP?

The official language of ICFP 2021 will be English. In the past, our sponsors have made simultaneous French translation possible and we are hopeful that this will be the same for 2021.

Who can I contact if my question isn't answered here?

If your question or concern was not addressed in above briefing document, please reach out to the following (note that during peak conference events responses may be delayed).

Registration, Hotels, Exhibits, Side Events and Catering: Anastasia Pierron –

Communications: Christina Cherel –

Scientific Program & High-level Ministerial Meeting: Jean Christophe Rusatira –

Youth Pre-conference & Youth Leadership Applications: Carolina Salmeron –

Special note:

Please be aware that fraudulent websites are advertising false registration and accommodation for ICFP 2021 at twice the standard rate. The only official registration and accommodation options for ICFP 2021 are offered through

If your question has not been answered, please email Anastasia Pierron at

Where is ICFP 2021?

This global gathering will take place in Pattaya City, Thailand at the Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH). Pattaya City is a coastal city conveniently located 90 min southeast of Bangkok along the East Coast of Thailand.

Where can I find more information about the ICFP side events and pre-conferences?

ICFP side events: Side events for the 2021 International Conference on Family Planning include any meetings, workshops, panels, networking sessions, training courses, and presentations that take place outside of conference programmed hours (8:30 to 17:30). Side events are not organized by the ICFP hosts, but by partner organizations and our various subcommittees. They are an opportunity for groups to convene stakeholders to focus on their own area of interest in the format of their choice. Side events are offered through our various sponsorship packages. For more information, please contact Anastasia Pierron at

The 2018 conference included more than 80 onsite and offsite side events and pre-conferences. Eighty-five organizations participated as exhibitors at the 2018 ICFP, compared to 58 at the 2016 ICFP. Delegates were also able to go on site visits to clinics, youth centers, and other locations of interest in and around Kigali.

ICFP Pre-Conference: Pre-conferences are organized and hosted by our community partners. You can check out more about these communities in the Communities Section (Coming soon) to learn more about planned pre-conferences. 

How many people do you expect to attend the 2018 ICFP?

We anticipate around 5500 participants will join us for the 2021 ICFP. 

In 2018, over 4,000 participants from over 124 countries around the world joined us in Kigali. 

Special Note

Please be aware that fraudulent websites are advertising false registration and accommodation for ICFP 2021 at twice the standard rate. The only official registration and accommodation options for ICFP 2021 are offered through