Not all of the 15.000 visitors at 34C3 will have the same needs and stance.
Thoughtfulness and respecting individual boundaries should be taken for granted. But within such a large crowd, individual boundaries can be crossed – sometimes even without the intention to do so.
This is why – just like in past years – there will be an awareness team at 34C3. The awareness team will work closely together with the team “Safety and Security” and the “Chaos Emergency Response Team” (CERT).
- Safety & Security: DECT 110
- CERT: DECT 112
- Awarenessteam: DECT 113
If you do not have a DECT phone, any angel will be happy to help.
If do not see an angel, you will always find one at the infopoint, bars, or entrances.
You can also reach us via
- e-Mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Twitter (open DM @c3awareness)
- +49 4644-38299-113 from your (mobile) phone
The Awareness-Team supports you in mediating conflicts and can offer you a quiet place if you need one.
For example, we can offer help in case of intimidation, sexual harassment, stalking or discrimination of any kind (e.g. against people with disabilities; racism, sexism, homo- or transphobia). Naturally, we are also there for you in muss less dramatic cases. Please come talk to us if you are looking for support.
For all of you who only have a vague idea of what “awareness” means, we would like to briefly introduce our work: Being aware means to care for oneself and others, in particular if their appearance or behaviour does not meet predominant social norms. This is meant to create the mindfulness that is necessary to create an atmosphere of being excellent to each other.
Awareness means to accept other people’s individual boundaries. Humans make various diverging, sometimes even traumatic experiences in their life. This is what makes each and every one of us unique. And this is why individual boundaries must be respected regardless of whether we can understand or comprehend them in all detail.
We do our job without moralisation: We take a stance against encroaching or molesting behaviour and not individuals. We explicitly do not intend to label or judge anybody as a perpetrator. Instead, we aim to promote sympathy and respect for one another and each other’s boundaries. When the violation did not happen intentionally, we try to sensitize for future behaviour.
Last but not least: We will first ask you what has happened and whether you already have an idea what you would like to do and how we can support you. In case you do not have an idea yet, we’re ready to support you in developing one.
During Congress, we are available for you 24 hours a day. So please approach us if you experience problems – also, if you just need someone to talk, a quiet place, or any other kind of support.