Our goal for the symposium is to make the event accessible and welcoming for presenters and participants of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, abilities, cultures, sexual orientations, genders, languages, ages, as well as those identifying as neurodivergent. Some things you can expect at the symposium include: microphones and virtual access to all sessions, gender neutral washrooms, dietary accommodations, and dedicated quiet rooms (Harbour Centre 1500 and Wosk Conference Centre 310 from 7:30am-5pm) for all participants to take time out of the busy conference environment.
We have Zoom auto-captioning enabled for the presentations. For further details on Zoom and accessibility, please visit this link: https://explore.zoom.us/en/accessibility/
Wheelchair accessible washrooms can be found on the ground floor of Harbour Centre (near the Fletcher Theatre) and the concourse level (near the lunch and concurrent sessions) of the Wosk Centre for Dialogue.
Gender neutral washrooms can be found on the ground floor of Harbour Centre (near the Fletcher Theatre HC 1900).
Harbour Centre and the Wosk Centre for Dialogue do not have dedicated family or breastfeeding/chestfeeding spaces. However, a chair is located within the second-floor women’s bathroom of Harbour Centre.
Service Animal Relief Area
The nearest relief area for service animals is a 5-minute walk from both Harbour Centre and the Wosk Centre for Dialogue.
Victory Square, 200 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8
Service animal water bowls will be provided.
Low Sensory/Quiet Rooms
Low Sensory/Quiet rooms will be located in both Harbour Centre and Wosk Centre for Dialogue.
Room 1500 (Xerox Conference Room), Harbour Centre, SFU Vancouver
Room 310 (Bentley Briefing Room), Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Lunch and Refreshments
Complimentary refreshments and lunch will be provided to all in-person registrants. Registrants with allergies and dietary requirements will have labelled meals set aside by the caterer (halal, gluten free, vegetarian, etc.).
Wayfinding and Mobility Assistance
We will have designated staff members at multiple check points within and between Harbour Centre and Wosk Centre for Dialogue. If you have any concerns about your accessibility needs being met, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact (778) 710-7245 on the day of the event.
SFU supports a scent-free environment, as scented products can trigger health concers for some people.
Major public transit lines, the SeaBus, SkyTrain and WestCoast Express terminate at Waterfront Station, located in the historic CP Rail Station on Cordova Street, opposite Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre. Transit schedules can be found at www.translink.ca. The Centre is also within easy walking distance of all street buses with a terminus in downtown Vancouver.
Public parking is available at many locations near the Centre. The closest parking lot is at 400 West Cordova Street. For alternate parking locations you can use Parkopedia to see location and parking rate.
If you have a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability and cannot use conventional public transit without assistance, you may be eligible to use HandyDART. Please register or contact Translink as soon as possible.
Lock your bike at Harbour Centre to the left of the 515 West Hastings St. Entrance. You can also find various bike racks on the surrounding sidewalks.
If you are lost or have trouble locating SFU Harbour Centre Fletcher Theatre or Wosk Centre for Dialogue, please reach out to Harbour Centre Security non-emergency line at (778) 782-7991.