LiveWorx 2023 will bring together a diverse group of people and perspectives from around the world. It is an event intended for professional networking and fostering the exploration of new ideas in the tech community. We encourage open dialogue and expression, which requires an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group.
The LiveWorx staff AND LiveWorx attendees are responsible for promoting and creating a safe experience for all participants, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, nationality, age or religion. We ask that all attendees, speakers, sponsors, and other guests behave respectfully. 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 to address the issue.
The LiveWorx staff has the goal to create a respectful and inclusive conference. Here are some of the accommodations provided by the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) venue as well as specialty rooms and resources that we will be providing to ensure you are safe and are provided with everything you need onsite for an enjoyable, comfortable, and inclusive experience:
- Accessibility The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) is entirely accessible and designed according to ADA requirements. A limited number of wheelchairs are available free-of-charge through the Public Safety Department. Wheelchairs and 3- or 4-wheel electric scooters, walkers, canes, and crutches are allowed and are reasonably accommodated. An electric golf cart will also be operating inside the building on Level 1 to help attendees get from one end of the building to the other. Elevators and escalators will be in operation for attendees to use.
- Sensory Friendly Establishment The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) is pleased to announce that the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) and the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center (Hynes) have been certified as “Sensory Friendly Establishments” by Sensory City after completing a comprehensive training program for customer facing staff. The BCEC and Hynes are the first convention facilities in the Northeast to attain this certification, just in time for National Autism Awareness month in April.
- Nursing Lounge, Room 108 This room is being provided for nursing mothers. There will be 3 individual pumping rooms with a central refrigerator.
- Mamava Nursing Pod, Southeast Lobby, Level 1 This pod is for nursing mothers. Attendees who wish to use the pod must download the Mamava mobile app to unlock the pod via smart phone. For breastmilk storage, please use the refrigerator in Room 108.
- Quiet Room, Room 109A This room is a place for attendees to disconnect, relax, and recharge. No talking or working is permitted.
- Prayer Room, Room 109B This room is a non-denominational space dedicated to prayer and meditation.
- Gender inclusive single restrooms and restrooms with changing tables
All of the above specialty rooms, as well as First-Aid (EMT) onsite in the North Lobby, will have the following operating hours:
- Monday, May 15th: 7:30am- 7:00pm
- Tuesday, May 16th: 7:30am- 5:30pm
- Wednesday, May 17th: 8:00am- 9:30pm
- Thursday, May 18th: 8:00am-5:00pm
From a transportation and travel perspective we will also be providing:
- Hotel shuttles with typical operation in the Northwest Lobby Level 1 (across from the stairs/ escalators nearest to Room 105)
- Hotel shuttles on the evening of Wednesday, May 17th after Mix @ 6 from the Southeast Level 0 (close to the Lawn on D Entrance)
- Hotels Serviced: Boston Park Plaza, Doubletree, Hyatt Regency, Godfrey, Moxy, Revere
- Frequency: 30-minute loop
- Schedule: Monday: 7am-11am and 4pm-6:30pm; Tuesday: 7am-11am and 4pm- 6:30pm, Wednesday: 7am-11am and 4pm-10pm, Thursday: 7am-11:30am
- Attendees with disabilities who require the assistance of an attendant, companion or service animal within the BCEC may request a complimentary Companion ticket. One designated Companion ticket is provided per attendee. Please contact email@example.com for additional information on the ticketing process and how to request.
- Coat and Bag Check in North Lobby on Wednesday, May 17th from 7:30am- 9:30pm and Thursday, May 18th from 8:00am- 12:30pm
From a content perspective please note:
- The general session hall where keynotes and track spotlights take place may use flashing lights and strobe effects. Those with lighting sensitivities, epilepsy or those prone to seizures should take precaution.
- ASL interpreters will be provided in all main stage presentations
- Close captioning will be provided for all livestream viewers in English. All on-demand recordings will include close captioning in English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, and Chinese.
Dietary requirements including kosher, vegetarian, vegan, gluten- free, dairy-free, and nut allergies will be accounted for during menu selection and all food will be labeled accordingly. There will be a dedicated Halal meal available. If you have specialty dietary requirements, we ask that you provide your requests via the LiveWorx registration process so that we can ensure we can provide you with the appropriate meal. If you are already registered and forgot to indicate your dietary requirements, you can update your profile or contact information HERE. Simply log into your account using the username and password you've already created. From your Dashboard, click on the pencil in the "My Information" section. From here you can edit your profile and add your accessibility requests or dietary needs. Should you need further assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about accessibility and accommodations onsite or for the virtual experience, please do not hesitate to reach out!