Virtual International Day of the Midwife - free online conference


Who are we?

The Virtual International Day of the Midwife is an annual free 24-hour online conference celebrating midwifery and birth-related matters.  This year sees the 8th conference, starting at 22:00 on Wednesday 4th May, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).  Find out when that is in your time zone here


Our Programme is almost complete. Speakers from 14 different countries!  Including Indonesia, Iran, Romania, Belgium, Palestine to name just a few.

After the success of last year, we are holding three student cafes, one for each time zone.

And new this year – Three workshops – Waterbirth, Neonatal Resuscitation, VBAC 

Our Keynote Speakers are

  • Professor Maralyn Foureur, University of Technology, Sydney, opening the conference with‘Designing Out Fear’
  • Professor Ellen Blix, University of Applied Sciences, Oslo  ‘Midwifery and Maternity Care in Norway’ 
  • Professor Eugene Declercq, Boston University, ‘Birth by the Numbers; Evidence behind the  Us Cesarean Epidemic’
  • Professor Caroline Homer, University of Technology, Sydney, closing the conference with‘Reducing Preventable Stillbirths; The Opportunity for Midwives’

Conference Programme can be accessed here; times of sessions are in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) but are linked to your own time zone. Watch out for details of practice sessions which will be held to familiarise you with the conference process shortly.

If you have any questions, please contact us here.

How to access the conference

The link will be posted here nearer the conference. Meantime why not visit our practice room or come to one of our drop-in sessions to familiarise yourself with the process.

Or view sessions from previous years! We now have our own You Tube channel. Be patient – in the process of downloading/ uploading each session. So why not subscribe to the channel so you know when we upload new videos.

Join our mailing list

For regular information about the conference please sign up for our mailing list here

See you there!

Download the programme.

Download poster.

More info.