We are pleased to announce that the Incident Response Team (IRT) will be available during TES Fest. IRT team members will be available to support attendees should there be an interpersonal conflict or incident that needs to be addressed. The IRT is there to help de-escalate a situation, discuss an incident that occurred at and only at TES Fest, as well as discuss options, possible next steps, and/or work to find a solution for the duration of the event where possible.
The IRT will also act as an intermediary with TES Fest senior staff, alerting them that an incident occurred, without sharing the identities of those involved. They will let the staff know what requests, if any, have been made by the parties involved to reach a desired outcome. Confidentiality of the participants involved will be respected. Identities will only be shared if disciplinary action is needed (at the staff’s discretion) after the initial report.
- 8am – 8pm: At least one IRT member will be on-call to meet with those that have requested IRT services. .
- 8pm-4am: At least two IRT members will be on-call to meet with those that have requested IRT services.
- 4am-8am: IRT Chairs will be on-call for emergency situations that must be addressed immediately.
*Daytime – we will have someone on-call for emergencies only.*