OSPOCon Europe

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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.

Scholarships & Travel Funding

Diversity & Need Based Scholarships & Travel Funding

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

Academic Scholarships & Travel Funding

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Support for Academic Registration Scholarships is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and is intended to enable participation in OSPOCon by faculty, staff, students, and/or administrators actively engaged with or interested in learning more about Open Source Program Offices in Academic/Research institutions. 

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
Due to local COVID restrictions, we, unfortunately, cannot offer child care services at this event. We can, however, provide a list of local childcare providers. Please reach out to us at events@linuxfoundation.org.

Please be aware that The Linux Foundation does not have any relationship with, and makes no commitments or guarantees regarding the quality, reliability or safety of, any such third-party childcare providers, including without limitation any guarantees that such providers are in compliance with appropriate COVID-19 health and safety procedures.

Venue Accessibility
If you need any assistance locating an elevator, or have other questions about accessibility onsite, please speak to a member of the LF 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 London Express Wheelchair Hire. Please contact them directly for rates and availability.

Interaction Wristbands
Please be mindful of attendee’s wristbands throughout the conference and use this tool to communicate appropriately:

  • Green = Handshakes and high 5’s are welcome with frequent handwashing.
  • Yellow = Still being cautious, elbow bumps only.
  • Red = No contact at all, please remain 6 feet away.

Don’t see a wristband? Assume red until given permission from the other attendee.

Pronoun Stickers
Pick up a pronoun sticker from registration to share your pronouns with other conference attendees. Please be respectful of attendees’ pronouns.

Zen Zone
All attendees are invited to use the Zen Zone as needed for sensory relaxation, meditation, and worship. 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.

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 999.

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:
Deborah Giles, Event Manager (dgiles@linuxfoundation.org)

Emergency Resources

Closest Police Station:
Bishopsgate Police Station, 182 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NP

Local Emergency Number: 999

Closest 24hr Hospital:
The Royal London Hospital +44 20 7377 7000

Local Emergency Number: 999

Taxi Service:
Cab Service London
+44 20 8037 9111

24hr Rape Crisis Line:
North London Rape Crisis Centre
Call : 0808 802 9999

CHAOSS D&I Event Badge

Awarded to events in the open source community that fosters healthy D&I practices. Learn More

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 Deborah Giles, Event Manager, at dgiles@linuxfoundation.org.

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