Attendee Resources

Communications

  • American Sign Language interpreters will be available for our plenary sessions.
  • Any session or conference recordings will include closed captions and live virtual sessions will have live closed captions enabled.
  • Presenters will be encouraged to upload accessible files such as annotated slides and/or presentation transcripts.

Family

  • Childcare – Unfortunately, NACCB is unable to offer childcare services during our conference. However, we encourage attendees to review the following options for potential kid-friendly activities:
    • Use of our reserved Kids Space! Toys, games, and other resources will be available for use, though we won’t be able to provide a dedicated childcare assistant/volunteer for the duration of the Congress. Moreover, we ask that all children be accompanied by a caregiver while in the space to ensure proper care and safety. Room(s): 2508
    • UBC Summer Camps. Please note that many UBC Summer Camps start in July 2024. Summer Spectacular Summer (9 – 12 years old) and Leap into Summer (6 – 8 years old) are a couple that run from June 24 – 28, 2024. Registration opens February 13, 2024. Please refer to UBC Summer Camps website for the full list. 
    • Many Vancouver community centres offer a variety of day camp programs during holidays and professional development days for school age children.  https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/daycamps-and-childcare-community-centres.aspx
    • University Neighbourhoods Association releases their summer day camp schedule late February 2024. No drop-ins accepted. 
    • This World’s Ours Centre is a centre for neurodiverse children and/or children requiring additional support. Drop-in is $40 for school-aged learners (5- 18 years old). 
    • Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre’s Vancouver Child Care Provider search portal: https://www.wstcoast.org/choosing-child-care/search
    • *Please note that UBC Aquatic Centre does not accept drop-ins, and UBC Childcare is fully booked with long waitlists.*
  • A Pumping/Nursing Room will be available during the entirety of NACCB – Room(s): M.R. 2523. The room will have the following:
    • Storage space for nursing/pumping belongings
    • Comfortable seating and curtain dividers
    • Outlets (for pumps, phones, etc.)
    • Sink available in or near room
    • Cleaning supplies to sanitize space after use
    • Note: Please bring personal headphones to use if desired
  • One-day registration is available for those unable to stay for the entire length of the conference: Registration Information.
  • Facebook Group for Parents/Guardians.
  • Caregivers will have free access to conference area if accompanying a registered attendee with caregiver needs.
  • NACCB is baby friendly! Contact conferences@scbnorthamerica.org with any questions

Dietary Restrictions

  • Please let us know how we can accommodate you via the dietary questions in the conference registration form. Please note we cannot guarantee all accommodations but will do our best to provide healthy and reasonable options. Note that conference catering will be predominantly vegetarian, with some omnivore options.
  • Our Dining webpage provides local dining recommendations for a variety of dietary restrictions.

Well-Being

  • A Quiet/Low Stimulation Room will be available during the main program days of NACCB – Room(s): 2506. The room is intended for those needing a quiet space away from the hectic conference environment to stretch, read, meditate, etc., so long as it does not involve speaking or other noises.
  • Activities
    • Gym is available with a day pass at UBC.
    • Self-organized outdoor walks, meditation, and yoga encouraged for guests who need a non-gym way to decompress (with/without others)
    • See the Things To Do page for other ideas for breaks from the conference

Venue

  • A venue map with accessibility information including non-binary/non-gendered bathrooms, wheelchair access, nursing room, quiet room, food/, etc. will be available on the conference app.
  • We will ensure space in session rooms is available for caregivers, wheelchairs, etc.

Conflict resolution 

  • NACCB will have a trained safety officer available to all attendees as a resource, should conflicts arise. Contact information will be provided on badges. Note that all attendees are responsible for understanding and abiding by the conference code of conduct.  Appropriate actions will be taken as needed.

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