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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 and discounts, 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 in the hotel. For location information, please check with registration or information desk staff onsite. 

Child Care
Complimentary child care will be available onsite during event days. Information will be available soon!

Venue Accessibility
The InterContinental Miami 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 Medical Equipment Solutions. 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 is not allowed, where attendees can go if for any reason they can't interact with other attendees at that time. 

Non-Binary Restrooms
We will designate specific restrooms on each level of the hotel as non-binary 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 the hotel front desk. For emergencies, please 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
Kara Foley Senior Event Manager, The Linux Foundation kfoley@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
Miami Police Department 305-603-6640 OR 911 400 NW 2nd Avenue
Hospital: University of Miami Hospital 305-689-5511 OR 911 1120 NW 14th Street
Taxi Service: Miami Downtown Yellow Cab 786-766-9044 InterCon Miami has taxis staged outside
Rape Crisis Line 305-763-2459 (24 hr.)  

 

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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