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Accessibility

Thank you for your interest in attending the Queer Food Conference.

The physical components of the conference will be held on the ground floor of 808 Commonwealth Avenue, the space of the Boston University Food Studies Programs. 

All rooms and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. 

There are many places to park your bike on campus. Here is a map of the bike racks. Boston also has a bike sharing program called Blue Bikes

Boston also has a robust public transit system. The Green Line B train and the 57 bus stop right in front of the building.

For people travelling by car, there is parking available to the public in the Essex street garage and lot—behind the BU Gastronomy building at 808 Commonwealth. It’s $12 for the day and is first-come, first-served. There is also parking for the same price at the Agganis Arena, a few blocks away. People can buy car parking passes here

The virtual components of the conference will happen on the Zoom webinar platform. 

Closed captions will be enabled. 

All panels, roundtables, and workshops will be hybrid. Panels, roundtables, and workshops in which all of the presenters are participating virtually will be livestreamed into one of our conference rooms, see the schedule for more details. 

Food: While details will be forthcoming about our morning breakfast, coffee, and tea, we aim to provide vegan and vegetarian options. For attendees observing Passover, please note that the non-leavened bread foods will be prepared in the same kitchen as the leavened breads.

Washrooms: There are several gender neutral washrooms in the building, including on the first and second floors (more info here).

Space for Chest Feeding and Breast Feeding: We have several offices we can offer. Please speak to the organizers if you need space. 

Childcare: While BU does not offer childcare for conferences, we can put people into contact with one another so you can pool resources. Please email the organizers at queerfoodconference@gmail.com.

COVID-19 Measures: We will follow BU's policy that masking is optional, but supported. We will have masks available at the registration desk for anyone who wants one. Everyone who has registered for the in-person conference will also receive the zoom links to discourage people from attending the in-person conference while ill. 

Please note that we do not have any scholarships available. We have set the registration fee at $45 to make the conference as financially accessible as possible while covering the costs of hosting the conference. As Boston is an expensive city and travel can also be expensive, we have created the virtual option to also increase the financial accessibility of the conference. We have also created the virtual option as needing to  travel to Boston might limit the participation of people with different disabilities, people with various caregiving responsibilities, and/or people with scheduling conflicts.