Diversity at SwiftFest 2019

Diversity is essential to a successful SwiftFest Boston 2019. Everyone from volunteers to speakers to organizers have a shared goal of bringing people from underrepresented communities to SwiftFest Boston 2018. We hope to provide a great conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technological choices or experience.

With the help of our generous sponsors SwiftFest Boston 2019 has resources to provide scholarships and stipends for travel-related expenses. If you are an aspiring SwiftFest Boston 2018 attendee requiring financial or logistical assistance then we want to hear from you!

To apply for available resources please fill out this SwiftFest Boston 2019 Diversity Initiative form to tell us about yourself and the assistance you require to attend SwiftFest Boston 2019. The form is simple and private to SwiftFest Boston 2018 organizers. We will accept submissions until May 31, 2019.

Some examples of our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness:

  • Strong Code of Conduct
  • Student tickets for $99
  • Dreamers’ tickets for $99 with possibility to receive up to $60 per night for an AirBnb

Join us!

Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring SwiftFest Boston 2019 diversity attendees? Just visit our ticketing site and make a donation to purchase a ticket to support the SwiftFest diversity/inclusion program. All tickets purchased with this promo code will go into a pool of tickets to be used for diversity initiatives.

Thank you from SwiftFest Boston 2019!

On-site Resources

We are doing our best to accommodate all your needs. Here, you can find a list of the resources we are making available to offer everyone a pleasant SwiftFest Boston 2018.

Nursing Room

We will be providing a private nursing room at this year’s event to aid in comfort and accessibility for our nursing attendees. The room will be available all days of the event and will be located on-site. For location information, please check with registration or information desk staff on-site.

Accessibility

If you need any assistance locating an elevator, or have other questions about accessibility on-site, please speak to a member of the SwiftFest staff on-site. All the accessibility resources are properly marked; however, if you have questions prior to the event, please email us at conference@swiftfest.io.

Quiet Room

All attendees may feel free to use the Quiet Room as needed. It is a physical space where conversation and interaction are not allowed, where attendees can go if for any reason they can’t interact with other attendees at that time.

All-Gender Restrooms

We will designate specific restrooms as all-gender restrooms for attendees who feel more comfortable using those facilities.

Need Help?

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. If you have any concern about an attendee’s conduct, please refer to the code of conduct of the conference.