1. How do I take part in the event?
The event is a 'virtual summit' so you can take part from the comfort of your home (or out and about!) It's a mixture of pre-recorded sessions that we make available each day and some live sessions on zoom. All the event’s content will be e-mailed straight to you at 10am (BST) for the 5 days.
2. How many sessions are there?
There are 3 sessions each day so 15 sessions overall. There will also be some live 'community calls' over on our Facebook group, The Body Riot Zone (opening 19th April).
3. How long is each session?
Each session is usually between 50-70 minutes. A few of the live sessions on Zoom may extend to 90 minutes.
4. Is it really free?
Yes it's totally free to attend / watch all the sessions but you'll only get access to the videos for 24 hours from 10am BST each day.
If you want more time with the video there are Extended Access packages you can purchase starting at £15.
5. I don’t live in the UK. Is this for me too?
The event can be viewed from wherever you are in the world and all the talks are in English with closed captions available. Depending on what time zone you're in, your daily event email with links might arrive while you're sleeping so we advise to set a reminder for each day between May 6-10th.
6. If I’m in a different time zone or I work full time/weird hours - will I miss everything?
No! Each set of talks will be released for 24 hours meaning that you can watch them at a time that’s convenient for you. The workshops are held in the evenings (BST) because we are an organisation that’s based in the UK. However, if you purchase one of our extended access packages then you’ll also be able to take advantage of the workshops at whatever time suits you.
7. What if I miss a talk?
The talks are only accessible for 24 hours and then they disappear. Good news though! By purchasing our extended access packages you’ll get much longer with all the juicy Body Riot Weekender content.
8. What accessibility steps have you taken?
We're constantly trying to improve the accessibility of our events; please see further details below. It's a work-in-progress so please let us know if you additional needs.
9. Why haven’t I received a confirmation email even though I registered?
Have you checked your spam junk and promotions folder? Have you checked all your email inboxes? If you have and you still can’t see a confirmation email please get in touch with email@example.com and we’ll check it out for you.
10. Do you have sliding scale spots or bursary places?
Yes. If you’re Black, Brown, Trans or from another marginalised community and you'd like extended access then you’re eligible for a 'pay-what-you-can' option. Please go here for more information on how. to apply for this.
11. I’m not on Facebook. Can I still participate? I don’t want to miss anything!
YES! Our Facebook group is an ADDITIONAL space for the event but it’s not vital for your participation. All talks will be sent to you via email and our workshops are being held in Zoom.
12. Can I share my daily link with my friends or colleagues?
Please do not do this. We'd appreciate if you could send them to www.bodyriotweekender.com to register for free like everyone else. We’re applying for funding as Community Interest Company and we use numbers such as how many people attend events as evidence for our applications. When people forward links without registering, we don’t know how many people are seeing our content or receiving our message.
12. How long do I have extended access if I buy a package?
It depends on the package! Check out our extended access page for more information.
14 Who is this for?
Everyone with a body! It’s for anyone who is sick of feeling shame about their body. For anyone who wants to give two fingers to diet culture and it’s insidious side-kicks: fatphobia, racism, ableism, transphobia and the patriarchy. We’ve designed the programme so hopefully there’s something suitable for those at the start of their journey and those further along. Check each talk’s description to pick content that’s where you’re at.
15 Are the speakers paid?
Yes, we think it's incredible important to pay people for their time and expertise. We can only pay our speakers and facilitators through wonderful people supporting the event by purchasing the extended access packages. We pay for our speakers and facilitators time on a flat, non-hierarchical scale (meaning that no one gets more than anyone else).
Accessibility is really important to us at Anti Diet Riot Club, so we've done our utmost to hopefully ensure The Body Riot Weekender is as accessible as we could make it. We know there's always room for learning and improvement here and really welcome your thoughts!
As with all our events we're offering equitable pricing. If you are black, brown, trans or part of another marginalised group and are unable to afford the extended access packages please head to this page to for more info on how to apply. We've set up an optional donation at checkout so other attendees can help this support fund.
Every talk has closed captions available and all our live sessions on Zoom will have live automatic captioning. If you require a transcript please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Transcripts for live sessions will be made available around 2 weeks post-event.
There will not be flashing lights in the majority of the videos - except for the Kitchen Disco Party where there will be some disco ball lighting.
We will use alt-text and image descriptions where possible on this website and on social media.
All speakers have been guided around using sensitive language on triggering topics, and we will include Content Warnings wherever necessary. We have created Community Guidelines and sent these to all attendees.
If you have additional needs, please email us and we’ll do what we can to help you.
- Nikki, ADRC Festival attendee
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