Conference Code of Conduct
All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everyone.
The Quick Version
Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter, and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.
The Less Quick Version
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference staff immediately.
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. We value your attendance.
We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.
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Core77 understands that a crucial milestone for the design industry is to advocate for a more accessible future, and part of that is creating a conference environment that ensures accessibility for all members of our community. In order to support a holistically accessible event, our 2019 Core77 Conference team developed the listed guidelines below. We take this role seriously and would also love to hear from you after the event at firstname.lastname@example.org with any feedback or issues regarding accessibility the day of the event.
- If any on-site, last minute accomodations are needed, please let us know at the registration desk and we will do our best to fulfill them.
- Please refrain from overuse of scents of any kind, such as deodorants or perfumes/colognes.
- Allow dry-cleaned clothing to air out before wearing.
- Refrain from eating high-allergen snacks, like peanuts, in public spaces.
- Core77 will have an online private link available to anyone who needs to customize the text size of each presentation.
- Panel organizers or panel chairs reading introductions should check in with co-panelists in advance about pronunciation of names, pronouns, and access needs.
- All speakers should use a mic at all times. Audience members asking questions should use a mic, or a mic user should restate any questions asked without amplification.
- When speaking, position yourself so that participants can read your lips.
- If leading learning activities or using non-traditional modes of presentation, make sure to plan for the inclusion of all participants, regardless of physical abilities.
- As with presentations, if an ASL interpreter is present, it is best practice to check if the interpreter has finished interpreting before proceeding.
- Repeat all questions and comments from the audience into the microphone.
Is your powerpoint accessible?:
- Use a high contrast powerpoint. Try to use a sans-serif font, such as Arial, and maintain a large font size (17 size font or higher).
- Avoid using too much text on a single slide.
- Is there visual information on your slide? Describe all images – do not assume that your audience can see ANY of the images. If an image is decorative, say so very briefly (see this guide for examples). Include information about Content, Aesthetics and style, Connection to the main ideas of your talk.
If there is an ASL interpreter present:
- ASL interpreters sign in American Sign Language, which has its own grammatical structure. When interpreting academic English, interpreters often spell out proper nouns or jargon terms letter-by-letter, which takes longer than speaking.
- As such, when you are presenting a text that is being interpreted into ASL, it is best practice to pause slightly to allow the interpreter to convey names, place names, or jargon terms.
- Address comments / questions to the scholar themselves, rather than to their interpreter.
There is a ramp at the front entrance (ADA ramp), and the elevator is located in the center of the building (it's the x'd out box located above the catering prep area on the floorplan).
- An ADA accessible ramp is located at the front entrance of New Lab.
- Space will be designated in the front of the room for anyone in wheelchairs or for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- Elevators in New Lab for the second floor of the building (where our breakfast, lunch, and cocktail receptions will be taking place) is located in the center of the building; volunteers can help guide anyone to the elevator if you have any trouble locating it.
Getting to New Lab
- As public transportation to New Lab is not very pedestrian friendly, we would suggest anyone who has the means to travel via cab to do so. For information regarding car services with wheelchair accessibility, check our resources section below.
- If you plan to travel by subway, check out our resources section below with the MTA Accessibility chart and their wheelchair accessibility. Keep in mind of the closest stations to New Lab, the Dekalb Ave BRQDNW station (19 minutes, or 0.9 miles from New Lab) does include an elevator while the York St F station (15 minutes, or 0.8 miles away from New Lab) does not include an elevator.
Our accessibility guide has been pieced together using resources such as the 4S New Orleans Accessibility page and SMA’s Guidelines for an Accessible Presentation