2022 Hybrid Symposium
Thursday, March 17, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday, March 18, 2022, 9:45 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 19, 2022, 9:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The 2022 hybrid Symposium will return to the Kaye Theatre for two keynote conversations and the Glass Cafe for the opening night DJ party, located on the Hunter College campus at 695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065.
Whova Digital Conferencing Platform
Whova is an all-in-one digital event platform with live-stream capability, digital agendas, speaker and audience session engagement, community bulletin board and virtual meet up capability, a virtual exhibitor hall, sponsor placement, and more. This digital platform will allow the Dance/NYC 2022 Symposium to continue its spirit and mission in a truly hybrid format. Sessions will also be available post-symposium on the conference platform for those who register.
Sessions will include ASL interpretation and closed captions.
- Hunter College is an accessible venue. The Kaye Playhouse is this year’s official Symposium entrance, located on the north side of East 68th Street between Lexington Avenue and Third Avenue. The Kaye Playhouse entrance is equipped with power doors and a ramp. The Glass Cafe is accessible via the north building elevator.
- Dance/NYC staff and volunteers will be on site to guide attendees through accessible routes between the Kaye Playhouse, Glass Cafe, and the Thomas Hunter Hall. Those who are familiar with the Hunter College campus are welcome to choose alternative routes between the various event spaces.
- All restrooms are gender inclusive. Wheelchair accessible restrooms for the Kaye Playhouse are located in the lobby. Wheelchair accessible restrooms for Thomas Hunter Hall are located on the 4th and 5th floors.
- Rooms are lit by a combination of fluorescent lights and incandescent lights. ASL interpretation will be provided in person for keynote conversations. Braille programs will be provided. Dance/NYC will not be able to provide child care or health care for this event.
If you require reasonable accommodation for the in-person convenings, please contact Brinda Guha via email at [email protected] or call 212.966.4452 (voice only).
- Sessions will be primarily discussion and presentation based with sporadic use of videos and/or slides. Audiences will interact through the Whova conference platform via chat functions or via video and audio presence for select sessions held through the Zoom meeting integration with the Whova platform. Captioning (open and/or closed) and ASL interpretation will be available during the event. Speakers will visually describe themselves and slides and images will be described. Video descriptions will be provided ahead of the event via the Symposium Participation Guide. The only event feature without these services provided is the Virtual Expo Showcase which is independently run by Symposium Sponsors and is not curated Symposium content.
- Whova’s Accessibility Conformance Report (Updated July 23, 2020) indicates compliance with most screen readers and other forms of assistive technology. The platform was additionally tested by a third party reviewer to ensure compatibility with most screen readers.
- All sessions that are two hours or longer will include a five minute pause at the one-hour mark. There are 15 minute or longer breaks between most sessions.
- A comprehensive Participation Guide (which covers How-To, Accessibility, Engagement, Assets + Video Descriptions, Privacy & Recording Disclaimers and Technical Assistance) will be shared with the attendees prior to the event date.
For questions about access or accommodations for virtual portions of the Dance/NYC 2022 Symposium, please contact Brinda Guha at [email protected] or call 212.966.4452 (voice only). Accessibility needs can be indicated at registration.