This conference is taking place on the territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people and the work of Cicely Blain Consulting and our co-conspirators takes place on other parts of stolen and occupied Indigenous land including, but not limited to the land of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Stolo, Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen First Nations.


The xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people have been here as long as there has been land to live upon. The name Musqueam relates back to the flowering plant, məθkʷəy̓, which grows in the Fraser River estuary. (source

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Venue Accessibility


The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre has the following accessibility features: three accessible doors on the main level; two elevators; and an accessibility ramp to the main doors. One accessible parking space is available immediately next to the building. The parking space is complimentary, but the vehicle must have a valid accessibility parking permit. 


Elevators Building Floor Access: All Levels 

Number of Elevators: 2 

Dimensions: 6ft L, 4.5 ft W, 7.5 ft H 

Weight Restrictions: 2500 lbs



There are gendered washrooms on every floor. On the lower level there are two gender neutral, wheelchair accessible washrooms and one on the first floor, with change tables.


Medical Emergency


In the event of a medical emergency, always contact 911 first, followed by alerting any Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre staff of the need for emergency first aid. The facility is equipped with a defibrillator. 




All indoor and outdoor spaces within an 8 metre perimeter of all UBC buildings are Non‑Smoking. This is in accordance with UBC Policy #15 and Vancouver Health By‑Law 39535. Electronic cigarettes are subject to the same policy.


ASL-EN Interpretation


ASL-EN interpretation will be available for all of the large group sessions (opening, keynote, meditation session & closing). 


For the pre-conference dialogues (Sep 27th) and labs (Sep 29th) interpretation will be available by request and must be confirmed a minimum of 10 days before the event. 

Scent Reduction


We are aiming for a scent-reduced space. This is super helpful for folks with sensitivities to certain chemicals and fragrances. 


You can practice scent reduction by:

  • Avoiding perfume or cologne

  • Using scent-free lotions or skin products

  • Washing your hair with scent-free shampoo the night before

  • Avoiding using fresh nail polish right before attending 

  • Avoiding environments with pesticides or other chemical sprays 

Electromagnetic Frequency


Given the scale of the event, participants, volunteers and organizers will be using cell phones throughout the venue and over the course of the 2.5 days. However, we will have a room that will be designated an EMF-free zone for those with sensitivities where phones will be required to be switched off completely.

This space will also be our quiet space and library for those of us who are introverted or need a breather from the crowds!

Financial Accessibility


We have several options available for those who are unable to access the full cost of the conference:

  • Volunteer

    • Volunteers get a free ticket to DAY 1 of Stratagem in return for a few hours of their help​.

  • Scholarships​

    • We have set aside a few tickets , thanks to our generous sponsors, for folks to attend free of charge. 

    • The application is open to everyone but people of colour and Indigenous people will be prioritized.

  • Trade

    • We are open to discussing trades of equal value in return for conference tickets. 

    • Get in touch if you can offer; photography, videography, floral decorations, marketing & communications, gifts & swag or printing.

Fidgety Things


For folks who need things to play or fidget with while engaging in the conference, we'll have fidget spinners, sensory toys, scrap paper and more!

Accessibility requests or concerns? Please contact Piper at