Access, Health & Safety

Registration for online attendance is now closed. We will be accepting walk-up registration for in-person attendance through the end of the gathering. To register for onsite attendance only, please visit Eventbrite.

Event Accessibility & Language

Common Field strives to facilitate open and accessible spaces. Learn more about these commitments on our Access & Care page.

The WHAT NOW? program will take place both in-person at Seattle’s Washington Hall, an ADA compliant venue, as well as online on Zoom. To ensure access for all attendees onsite and online, Common Field will offer closed captioning (CART) and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation for all program sessions unless otherwise noted. If you plan on utilizing either of these services, please email programs [​at​] to let us know.

Washington Hall is an ADA compliant venue. There is a ramp entrance adjacent to the side parking lot with elevator access to the main gathering space on the second floor. Those seeking ADA entrance access can connect with a door greeter. For those speaking or facilitating, there is a chair lift backstage.

Evening events will take place at Wa Na Wari on Friday, Sep 30, and at Northwest Film Forum on Saturday, Oct 1.

  • Wa Na Wari is situated in a home and generally set up as such. There are 4 steps up from the sidewalk and another 7 steps up into the building. The building’s front yard is a grassy slope. The main event will take place throughout the first floor and outdoors, both front and back. The bathroom is located 24 steps up on the second floor. There are handrails on both sides of the wall up to the bathroom. Neighborhood street parking is available to those arriving by car.

  • Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) ticketing, concessions, cinemas, and restrooms are located on the ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible, and the location of the off-site event.

    NWFF has a limited number of assistive listening devices available for programs hosted in the larger theater, Cinema 1. These devices are maintained by the Technical Director, and can be requested at the ticketing and concessions counter. Also available at the front desk is a Sensory Kit you can borrow, which includes a Communication Card, noise-reducing headphones, and fidget toys. The Forum does NOT have assistive devices for the visually impaired, and is not (yet) a scent-free venue.

If you require additional assistance to participate in WHAT NOW?—virtually or in person—please share your requests with us at programs [​at​] and we will be in touch with you to discuss the best options to support you. While we will do our best to provide additional accommodations, the earlier your request is submitted, the more likely it is that we will be able to offer assistance.

WHAT NOW? will be presented primarily in English. Translation services for sessions can be arranged by request on a limited basis. Please submit any translation requests to programs [​at​]

Health and Safety

All guests are required to wear masks at all times while inside Washington Hall. Masks will be available on site for all attendees, if needed. We also strongly recommend that guests be COVID vaccinated and/or test negative before entering the space.

We will keep registered attendees updated on these protocols in case of any changes or shifts closer to the event date. If at any time, up to 24 hours before the event or during the event, you begin to feel ill or exhibit COVID or Monkeypox related symptoms, we ask that you stay home and participate online for the remainder of the event. We thank you for your care and consideration.

Masks are required for entrance to Wa Na Wari and Northwest Film Forum. You can learn more about Wa Na Wari’s COVID policy at their website here. You can learn more about Northwest Film Forum’s COVID policy at their website here.