Privacy and Safety at Forum

LITA is taking multiple steps to ensure a welcoming and safe space for all of our participants. If you have any concerns before or during your time at Forum, please contact Jenny Levine (LITA Executive Director) at, 708-955-4964 (call or SMS), or on Google Hangouts at shiftedlibrarian.

See our Statement of Appropriate Conduct for further information about our norms and expectations for how participants respect each other during Forum.



We recognize there can be discomfort with appearing in photographs and videos. The Forum Planning Committee wants to ensure that any photos that are taken (whether by members of the Committee or by fellow attendees) are done in accordance with attendee wishes. The conference lanyards will be given at onsite registration in three colors:

  • Red with the phrase “No photos” means you do not wish to have your photo taken.

  • Yellow means please ask permission before taking a picture.

  • White means Ok to photograph.

Please pick up the lanyard that matches your preference at the registration desk when you arrive onsite and pick up your badge. We’ll keep extra lanyards at the registration desk throughout Forum, so you can come by and switch to a different color at any time.

We will also have Pronoun Buttons for attendees to add to their badges at the registration desk.


Social Media & Sharing

We understand that many of us would like to share the excitement and experience through various social media. Please observe these guidelines:

  • Pay attention to the colored lanyards and respect the wearer’s wish for the red/pattern and yellow ones.
  • If the presenter asks you not to share the images of their slides, then don’t share them.


Health & Safety

In the event of an emergency, the hotel’s security department can be reached at Extension 55 or through the Hotel Operator. If you requires emergency medical assistance (Minneapolis Fire Department or Paramedics), you will be transported to Hennepin County Medical Center, which is the nearest medical facility to the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.

  • Hennepin County Medical Center 701 Park Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55415
  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital 800 East 28th Street Minneapolis, MN 55407


We thank you for making Forum a welcoming and safe space for all attendees!