Forum 77 Help Guide

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The Vertical Flight Society's 77th Annual Forum & Technology Display was held online on May 10–14, 2021.

We encourage our registrants to try these general troubleshooting tips to minimize technical issues:

• Undergo the Video Check and System Check functions on the device(s) you will be using.
• Use the latest versions of Chrome or Firefox
• If you are having trouble logging in, try clearing your browser cache and delete the saved password for the event website ( before logging in again.
• Disconnect from VPN
• If you are in a company office, try another network if available (some offices have robust firewalls that will block video and video chat)
• If your office has a firewall, have your IT staff make sure that you can access streaming audio / video
• Clear your web browser history and cache
• Close any other tabs that may be using a lot of bandwidth
• If you are at home, make sure no one is also using streaming services like Netflix, etc. that could impact your available bandwidth
• Check your internet connection
• Use a hard-wired internet connection if possible
• If you have to use WiFi, make sure you are close to the WiFi router
• For video chat, make sure no other programs are accessing your camera/audio (e.g. Zoom
• The VFS Annual Forum 77 video platform is Zoom, but Government attendees please note that we are not using Zoom for Government. We recommend you utilize non-Government resources to access the event.

Below are answers to some commonly asked questions that may help facilitate this process. If you have a problem during the event and you’ve used the tips below but still have an issue and you need immediate help, there are “emergency” contacts at the bottom.

How do I watch a past presentation?

All of the technical sessions, the special sessions and Opening General Session presentations and Q&A were recorded. Simply log in to the event page and navigate to a past session, then click the play button to watch or re-watch a previous talk. You can even watch at faster or slower speeds if desired. The ~150 hours of technical paper presentations and ~100 hours of invited presentations will be available to all full Forum registrants for up to one year after Forum 77. Note that the Exhibitor Technical Briefings were not recorded.

Where do I find the Forum 77 Proceedings?

All Forum 77 registrants have online access to the technical written papers, presented during the technical sessions. Access to the proceedings can be found on the "My VFS" dashboard. Non-attendees can also purchase the proceedings in the VFS Online Store as a download or as CD-ROM (coming soon).

Are the presentations slides available?

Slides from the invited sessions (special sessions and the Opening General Sessions) will be made available for purchase in the VFS Online Store. Technical paper slides are not being distributed; the proceedings papers are the official record for technical paper presentations.

I am already registered for Forum. How do I log into the event website?

Use your VFS credentials to log into the eventScribe platform. If you have forgotten your credentials, please retrieve them via this page.

I am registered for Forum but I cannot access the website.

Please make sure you are using your VFS credentials and do not have an outstanding payment.

I don't know my VFS credentials. What do I do?

You can retrieve your password here. If you need further assistance, please contact us.