Paris Talks is committed to making our ideas festival accessible and welcoming for everyone. This page will be updated with additional accessibility information as it becomes available. Please check back often.
Please reach out via Twitter @ParisTalks to make a request. Requests should be made as soon as you have secured your ticket to Paris Talks. Alternatively, you can contact the Paris Talks team at: [email protected]
Please note: We may be unable to grant some requests if they are made after February 25, 2023.
We may be unable to grant some requests if they are made after February 25, 2023. We will do our best to honour requests made after this deadline, however services cannot be guaranteed after that date.
Attendees who require the assistance of a personal attendant during Paris Talks can request a Personal Support Assistant Pass. Please contact the Paris Talks team using one of the above methods to request this.
Please reach out to the Paris Talks staff member that is assisting you.
Paris Talks does not provide the following:
The accessibility desk is located in the main registration area. An exact location and opening times will be published closer to the event.
Paris Talks permits service dogs trained specifically to assist a person with disabilities. A service dog must be readily identifiable as one that is being used by the person for reasons relating to the person’s disability, by using a vest or harness worn by the animal; or the person providing official documentation accrediting the dog as a service animal as defined by law. Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support are not permitted at Paris Talks.
Dedicated relief areas for service animals will be available onsite.
Please feel free to ask a volunteer or member of staff to assist you with reading printed materials.
Transcription services are not available at Paris Talks.
Audio description services are not available at Paris Talks.
Paris Talks can provide attendees with a sign language interpreter, where a request has been made in advance. Requests should be made as soon as you have secured your ticket to Paris Talks.
Please note: We may be unable to grant this request after January 15th, 2022.
Strobe lighting will not be in use at Paris Talks.
Designated seating is available at Paris Talks.
All designated accessible seating is based on capacity and provided on a first come first served basis. Unclaimed seating may be opened to the general audience. Please ask a member of staff for assistance.
Wheelchairs, three- or four-wheel electric scooters, walkers, canes and crutches are allowed and are reasonably accommodated. For safety reasons, requests to use other power-driven mobility devices will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Charging points are available throughout the venue.
Please note: The voltage requirements in France may be different to what you normally use for your device. Paris Talks does not provide extension leads or adapters.
Accessible parking space is provided complimentary where it has been requested in advance.
Yes, attendees can be picked up or dropped off at the designated drop-off area. The location will be shown on the venue map when it is published.
Yes, accessible bathrooms are available to attendees across the venue. The locations will be shown on the venue map.
We have tried to ensure that there are suitable food options available to all attendees, and have worked with the venue to accommodate many dietary requirements. However, as with any large catering space, there is a risk of cross contamination.
If you have a severe food allergy and/or dietary restriction, you are welcome to bring your own food on site to Paris Talks.
Paris Talks is not a fragrance-free environment, however we would ask all attendees to consider not using perfume, cologne, aftershave or other fragrances for the duration of the festival.
The chemicals used in scented products can make people sick, especially those with fragrance sensitivities, asthma and/or allergies, and those who suffer from multiple chemical sensitivity.
There is a multi-use quiet room available for attendees. The location will be shown on the venue map.