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We strive to be an accessible and welcoming environment to all who attend. In some cases we're limited by our venue and resources, but if you see an opportunity to make Podfication a more accessible place, please don't hesitate to let us know! If you have any questions not covered here we'd be happy to answer them as well. Send us an email (podfication at gmail), tweet (@podfication), or comment.

Food & Food Allergies
Cost permitting, we will have snacks and food available on a first come first serve basis throughout the weekend. If you have any food allergies, we're happy to accommodate them.

If you need some help locating a restaurant in the area that will meet your dietary needs, we'll have a restaurant guide in the programming book and quite a few locals on hand if you need a personalized recommendation! There's information directing to local pharmacies and grocery stores included as well.

Geek Partnership Society Center
Our venue, the Geek Partnership Society Center, is located in the Waterbury Building in Minneapolis. It's a ground floor only level building with wide hallways. All rooms for our event, including the restrooms, are accessible via wheelchair. Handicapped parking is also available at the building. You can see a map of the building here.

Note: There is a small 1-inch step at the doorway between room 107 and the kitchenette area. The venue should have a ramp provided, but both rooms are also accessible with no step via the outer hallway. Map showing available doors here.

Gender Identity
Expression of gender identity is embraced at Podfication and we ask everyone to respect that and the preferred pronouns of all attendees. We'll have optional pronoun stickers available for badges this year. We regret that the building's restrooms are not under our direct control and shared with other groups using the building. If you would feel more comfortable having someone accompany you to the restroom of your choice let a staffer know.

For those attendees with light sensitivities, overhead lights in the rooms can be dimmed on request.

We regret that our current venue doesn't allow us enough space for a dedicated quiet room. If you're feeling overwhelmed, we recommend stepping out into the hallway which tends to be quieter. There are some outdoor picnic tables available in the parking lot as well away from the building, weather permitting. You can always flag down one of our staff and we'll do our best to help as well.

Panelists should keep their lips visible at all times for those who speech read. We do not have microphones available for panelists, but encourage them to please speak up to ensure everyone in the room is able to hear clearly. If using video or an animation via a presentation, please avoid any flashing/strobing lights.

Print Materials
If you anticipate needing a large print copy of our Programming Guide, just let us know! We'll make sure one's available for you.

Service Animals
Service animals are welcome. Please leave pets at home in deference to any attendees with allergies.

Minneapolis does not allow indoor smoking, so the entire Waterbury Building is smoke-free. If you need to smoke, please do so in the building's parking lot and away from the doors.

Anything you or someone else needs that we didn't cover?
Please contact us! We're figuring this thing out as we go, so we're sure there are things that haven't been addressed out of oversight. Updates to this post are likely so please check in again.

Last Updated: 5/23/2017


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