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Calling all inroads members: inroads Global Member Gathering application and registration form.

Posted 12 October 2017 12:00 AM by The inroads Team

Registration is now open for the second inroads Global Member Gathering in Zagreb, Croatia on March 12-16, 2018. Learning from member input and experiences with past meetings, we designed a slightly different process for registering and for applying for financial support. You can register, apply for support, and submit an abstract in this one form.

What is an inroads Global Member gathering? Participants can look forward to a participatory, interactive, five-day gathering in Zagreb. Past gatherings have been described as abortion and activist “camp” and as valuable spaces to connect with new and familiar colleagues. Participants have shared that while they usually count on being able to take naps at global conferences, at inroads events, there’s no time to be drowsy or jet-lagged because there is always something interesting happening. We expect to have participants from many countries and all regions of the world joining together to connect and learn from one another throughout the course of the five days we'll spend together. To get a sense of what inroads meetings are like, you can check out our blogpost about the first inroads Global Member Gathering in Bangkok, Thailand in 2016.

What information do you need to be able to fill out this form? Before you complete the registration and application form, please make sure you have joined the network and gather the following information:

  1. How many people from your organization are planning to register? Due to size restraints, we can only accommodate two individuals from any member organization. If you are a country office, member association, or chapter of a larger organization (such as IPPF, Ipas, Medical Students for Choice, etc.), then we mean the specific country office, not the larger organization.
  2. Are you planning to apply for funding? If so, you must complete the registration and application form by November 6, 2017 at 12:00am GMT. Please consider carefully your funding requests and whether you have other possible sources of funding. If you apply for funding, you will be contacted by inroads staff to notify you of the status of your application by November 17, 2017.
  3. Do you have your own funding? If you are not planning to apply for funding from inroads, you must complete the registration form by December 6, 2017 at 12:00am GMT.
  4. What are you ready to share with fellow inroads members? We are asking you to explain in this form what you would like to share with other members at the gathering in Zagreb. So be prepared to complete questions about how you work to end or understand stigma and discrimination related to abortion and what kind of work you are ready to share with others at this gathering.
  5. *NEW THIS YEAR* We also have an option for submitting an abstract for consideration. If you would like to submit an abstract, be prepared with a title, author, and brief abstract in your format. Abstracts should relate directly to reducing or understanding stigma. Abstract/application acceptance letters will be sent by December 22, 2017.

    A note on language: inroads member gatherings are participatory events with large and small group interactions. For this inroads Global Member Gathering, we will conduct activities and prepare content in English. Please note that the meeting registration form asks you about your translation needs. Please fill that out, and will follow-up individually about possibilities to meet your translation needs.

inroads Global Member Gathering – Key Dates At-A-Glance

Registration with application for funding due

November 6, 2017

 

Financial support notifications

November 17, 2017

 

Confirm registration if alternative funding secured

December 1, 2017

Registration for those not applying for funding

December 6, 2017

Acceptance letters sent to attendees

December 18-22, 2017

inroads Global Member Gathering

March 12-16, 2018

 

If you experience problems with the inroads Global Member Gathering form, please email info@endabortionstigma.org and include "2018 iGMG form help" in the subject line. This will help us to support you as quickly as possible.

We are so excited to host this gathering in Zagreb and look forward to making inroads with you there!

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