We want to make GeekGirlCon a super-cool experience filled with excitement, education, and fun for all.
We strive to create an event that works for all our attendees. We think inclusively about the range of needs, employ best practices to continually review our spaces, improve as we are able, and learn from our mistakes.
Our annual convention is held at The Conference Center at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. All public areas, lobbies, exhibit halls, and meeting rooms within the WSCC are ADA accessible.
Specific details such as location information will be updated as we get closer to the con.
ASL Interpreters — GeekGirlCon will reserve accessibility and interpreting seating areas for panels. If you would like to utilize the reserved seating areas, please request an interpreting sticker from the Registration Desk.
For questions or interpreter requests, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elevator Priority — First access is given to those that require it.
Nursing Room — A private area to nurse children. Located on Level 2 Chelan.
Introvert Alley — A quiet, low-light room to take a breather from all the Con-related-excitement. Located on Yakima Level 1, Room 2 from 11am to 6pm on Saturday and 9am to 6pm on Sunday.
Chairs for Resting — Available throughout all Con areas.
Early Access — Given to those that need more time to be seated. GeekGirlCon will reserve accessibility seating areas as well as allow attendees with disabilities early entrance into panels and activities. Attendees who decide not to sit in the accessibility seating areas are welcome to ask an Agent to help make their desired seating area accessible for them and their mobility devices. Attendees who need more space or time to get around the Expo Hall will be allowed in at 9:30am on both days.
If you would like to utilize early access or utilize the reserved seating areas, please request an early room access sticker from the Registration Desk.
“No Photo” Stickers — Available for all badges to help respect attendee privacy. Request No Photo stickers at the registration or info booth. In addition to the sticker, we are offering bright orange lanyards to help signal to our photographers and your fellow attendees that you do not want your picture taken — just make sure your lanyard is easily visible at all times. Stop by Registration or the Info Booth to pick your sticker and lanyard up!
Gender-Inclusive Bathrooms — For attendees who prefer less gendered bathrooms. Located on Level 2 Chelan.
Con and Access Information — Available at the Info desk, located next to the registration area.
Reaction Team — On hand to support guests’ safety. Reaction team members will be wearing Agent t-shirts, armbands, and matching whimsical accessories.
Wide Pathways — Found throughout for wheelchairs and strollers. If you need special accommodations or assistance, such as mobility assistance across a floor, please check with an Agent.
Be an accessibility advocate and support an awesome time for all:
- Avoid sitting in reserved accessibility or interpreter seating areas without an accessibility or interpreting sticker on your GeekGirlCon badge.
- Maintain clear paths in walkways and seated areas.
- Keep access to elevators and escalators clear.
- Although interacting with animals is tempting, please don’t pet, distract, or take photos of service animals at GeekGirlCon.
- Not all disabilities are visible. Be willing to help or support when asked.
Remember, it’s is all about mindfulness; what is easy for one person may not be for another. Most importantly, offer help, but don’t assume that it is needed.
We at GeekGirlCon work hard to create an inclusive space where our attendees and volunteers feel safe and recognized, and we want to continue to learn and grow. We would love to hear your ideas, feelings, and concerns. Email us at email@example.com.
Thank you for supporting accessibility at all GeekGirlCon events!