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Diversity & Inclusion

Education and collaboration are vital to the future of the Linux Foundation 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.

Onsite Resources

Venue Accessibility
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@aswf.io.

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

First Aid/Medical Assistance
If you require first aid or medical assistance, please visit our registration desk or the venue front desk. For emergencies, please dial 911.

How to Handle a Harassment Report
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 and/or shirts onsite and can be found at the event registration counter at any time. Our staff has had incident response training, 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.

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 reach out to us pre-event. Precautions will be taken to ensure a victim’s comfort and safety, including, but not limited to providing an escort, prepping onsite event staff, keeping victim and harasser from attending the same talks/social events and providing onsite contact cell phone numbers for immediate contact.

The Linux Foundation Contact:
Deb Giles, Senior Event Manager (dgiles@linuxfoundation.org)

Emergency Resources

Closest Police Station

Regional Headquarters
401 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 3S4, Canada
Dial 911 or +1 604 666 2716

Closest 24hr Hospital

St. Paul’s Hospital
1081 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6, Canada
Dial 911 or +1 604 806 9090

taxi service

Yellow Cab Vancouver
+1 604 681 1111

Vancouver Taxi
+1 604 871 1111

rape crisis line

WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre
+1 877 392 7583

contact us

If you have ideas on how we can create a more inclusive event, please do not hesitate to let us know. Contact Deb Giles, Senior Event Manager, at dgiles@linuxfoundation.org.