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General Info:

 

Q: When will tickets be available? And how much is it?

A: Tickets are available now! Details and pricing options here.

 

Q: Where on MIT campus is the event located?

A: 84 Mass. Ave in their Student Center (directly across the street from 'The Dome') 

 

Q: Is this event accessible?

A: This event is wheelchair accessible. We will also be providing ASL interpreters, CART, and Spanish interpretation as well. The event will be scent-free, and flash photography is not allowed. There will be a designated quiet room. Gender neutral restrooms are available as well.

 

Q: What are my options for accessible transportation to the summit?

A: We recommend use of the MBTA, with the closest stop being Kendall/MIT OR Central Square on the Red line. Ride services such as Uber and Lyft have the option of a limited number of wheelchair accessible vehicles in the area.

 

Parking in the area is also available. Please email: intersectionalitysummit@gmail.com to request parking pass. 

 

Q: If I bring my Personal Care Attendant will that person require a ticket purchase?

A: No. But please let us know the name of the PCA when you purchase your ticket so that we note this.

 

Q: Will this event be live-streamed?

A: Yes, and No. We will only be live-streaming the keynotes. Details on how that can be accessed will be provided based on the ticket you purchase. 

 

Q: Do I need to stay for the whole day?

A: You can come and go as you please throughout the summit. But we do not sell partial-day tickets.

Q: Will we be sitting in one room for the whole day?

A: No. We will have concurrent presentations in different rooms. Attendees will be able to choose which sessions they would like to engage with.

 

Q: What will you be providing for lunch?

A: Boxed lunches will be provided by Basil Tree. There are also a number of food venues in the area available for individually purchased meals. For concerns about dietary needs please email: intersectionalitysummit@gmail.com

Q: How many people will you be expecting?

A: Upwards of 150. 

Presenters:

 

Q: How can I submit a proposal to be considered? 

A: PROPOSALS ARE NOW CLOSED. 2018 presenters listed here.

 

Q: Will I get paid if I am accepted to present?

A: Yes. All of our presenters receive a modest stipend afterwards. 

 

Q: What kinds of presentations are you looking for?

A: We are looking for multiply marginalized disabled people to present on why they rage, what they are passionate about, their arts, their words, their performances. We will consider individual presentations, panels, and performances. Keep in mind that the overall theme of this conference is Disability & Intersectionality. 

 

Q: Is this an academic conference?

A: Not exactly. It is not that we wouldn't love learning about your latest research, or theory. But this is a conference that centers the lived-experiences and the work of marginalized disabled people, and disabled people of color. Our audience is the public community who bring with them a range of disability experiences, and knowledge.

 

Q: Who would I be presenting to?

A: The community. Includes: youth, abled, disabled, POC, LGBTQ, higher ed administrators, students, working professionals, unemployed, nonprofit staff, higher ed faculty, etc. In short, people of all backgrounds and identities with a varying range of disability knowledge/experience. 

Allies/Supporters: 

 

Q: How can my group or organization help support?

A: Contact intersectionalitysummit@gmail.com  for information on becoming a sponsor

 

Q: Can I make a personal donation?

A: Yes! Autism Women’s Network is serving as our Fiscal Intermediary. PLEASE WRITE IN THE COMMENTS SECTION TO YOUR DONATION THAT THE FUNDS GO TO DIS. Click here. 

 

Q: Can I be a volunteer at the event?

A: Please email intersectionalitysummit@gmail.com  and in the subject line write DIS VOLUNTEER for further information.