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Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

Education and collaboration are vital to the future of the Linux ecosystem, and it is imperative to us that everyone in the community that wants to participate feels welcome to do so regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, age, religion or economic status. Our code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

 

Registration Discounts/Scholarships

To encourage and increase the participation of a diverse community, we are pleased to offer diversity and need-based registration scholarships, as well as travel funding, to our conferences.

Click here for more information and to apply for scholarships.
Click here for more information and to apply for travel funding.

 

Onsite Resources

Nursing Room
We will be providing a private nursing room at this year's event to aid in the comfort and accessibility for our nursing attendees. The room will be available all days of the event and will be located onsite. For location information, please check with registration or information desk staff onsite.
 

Child Care
Complimentary childcare will be available onsite during event days. Additional details coming soon!
 

Venue Accessibility
The Vancouver Convention Centre is wheelchair accessible. If you need any assistance locating an elevator, or have other questions about accessibility onsite, please speak to a member of the Linux Foundation event staff at any of the registration or information desks onsite. If you have questions prior to the event, please email events@linuxfoundation.org.
 

Wheelchair & Medical Equipment Rental
If you need a wheelchair or scooter, you can rent them from Lancaster Medical Supplies. Please contact them directly for rates and availability.
 

Quiet Room
All attendees may feel free to use the Quiet Room as needed. It is a physical space where conversation and interaction are not allowed, where attendees can go if for any reason they can't interact with other attendees at that time.
 

All-Gender Restrooms
We will designate specific restrooms as all-gender restrooms for attendees who feel more comfortable using those facilities.
 

First Aid/Medical Assistance
If you require first aid or medical assistance, please visit our registration desk or find a Linux Foundation Events Team member to assist you. For emergencies, dial 911.

 

Contact Information/Harassment Reports

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event staff immediately. Event staff can be identified by staff badges onsite and can be found at the event registration counter at any time. Our staff has had incident response training and responds to harassments reports and does so in accordance with the process recommended by the Ada Initiative, which can be found here on the Geek Feminism Wiki.

You may also reach out to the following individuals:

Angela Brown

VP of Events, The Linux Foundation

angela@linuxfoundation.org

Stephanie Markowski

Event Logistics Manager, The Linux Foundation

smarkowski@linuxfoundation.org

 

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference.

If you are planning to attend an upcoming event, and have concerns regarding another individual who may be present, please contact Angela Brown at angela@linuxfoundation.org. Precautions will be taken to ensure a victim's comfort and safety, including, but not limited to: providing an escort, prepping onsite staff, keeping victim and harasser from attending the same talks/social events and providing onsite contact cell phone numbers for immediate contact.

 

Emergency Resources

 

Phone Number

Address

Vancouver Police Department

911 OR 604-717-3321

2120 Cambie Street

Hospital: St. Pauls Hospital

911 OR 604-682-2344

1081 Burrard Street

Taxi Service: Black Top & Checker Cabs

604-731-1111

 

Rape Crisis Line - WAVAW (24 Hours)

604-255-6344

 

 

 

Contact Us With Ideas

If you have ideas on how we can create a more inclusive event, please do not hesitate to let us know. Contact Angela Brown, VP of Events, at angela@linuxfoundation.org.

 

 

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