Please indicate any specific access requirements you would like us to be aware of when registering to attend the event.

Quiet Space

A Quiet Space will be available throughout the conference in Room 6, on the Level 3 of the Carriageworks building. This will be a quiet, secluded room for conference attendees online, with chairs, tables, and plug sockets available. Please note, there will be some noise from the adjacent room for two ten-minute intervals between 12:30 and 14:00 on the second day of the conference, Wednesday 15th  January.

Sight and sound

All conference sessions will take place in rooms with projectors and microphones. Many but not all speakers will be using visual presentations. Speakers and chairs will be asked to use microphones at all times during their presentations. The visual art performance Umbilical will be loud, and will take place in a darkened room.

Mobility and physical access

The Carriageworks Theatre has two entrances. The main is accessible from Millennium Square leading to the ground floor Box Office. This entrance is level, without steps.

The other entrance is from Great George Street, through The Electric Press Courtyard. There are 6 steps from the Great George Street entrance to the Ground Floor Box Office.

There is lift access to all levels. 

The Main Auditorium has tiered seating, with reserved spaces for attendees with mobility needs available on Level 1.


Children and young people are welcome at the conference. However, the content of some talks, presentations and performances may include adult content, including discussions of sex and sexuality, discrimination and violence. We recommend that attendees under the age of 15 are accompanied by a responsible adult.

We are looking into the possibility of providing childcare services at the event: if this is something you would require, please indicate when registering to attend.


Accessible toilets will be available adjacent to the conference rooms on Levels 1, 2, and 3. All-gender toilets will also be available for the duration of the event.

Support animals

Support Dogs are welcome and bowls of water are supplied on request by the venue.

Further information

Further information on accessibility at the venue can be found on the Carriageworks website.