Welcome to the Afterparty! On this page, you will find information on how to navigate the party breakout rooms on Zoom, as well as our Code of Conduct.

How to use Breakout Rooms

  • Once you are in the Zoom event, on the main Zoom menu at the bottom of the screen, you will see an icon that says 'Breakout Rooms.' 

  • When you click on the Breakout Rooms icon, you will see a list of the active party rooms. Pick which room to go to, click "Join", and enjoy the party!

  • If at any time you'd like to change rooms, click the Breakout Rooms icon and select "Switch Rooms".

  • To return to the main room, click "Leave" in the bottom right corner of the screen and select "Leave Room"

If you need assistance:

  • Message the moderator in the party room you're currently in

  • Click on the Breakout Rooms icon and select "I Need Help," this will bring an event host to your room

  • Return to the main room (think of it as a lobby), and our moderators can assist you

Code of Conduct

The Vancouver International Burlesque Festival is a celebration of the diversity, creativity, sensuality and sexual freedom in burlesque. Please help us make our space a loving one!

Virtual Event Etiquette:

  • Keep your microphone and camera turned off unless directed otherwise by festival staff

  • Use the chat to hoot, holler, and hype up our performers

  • If you require assistance, click "raise hand" in Zoom, private message a moderator in the chat, or send an email to

We expect from you:

  • No sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, classism, ageism, anti-sex work ideologies, or body shaming at festival events.

  • Assault and/or harassment of any kind are not welcome. Burlesque is not an invitation. Anyone in violation of our Code of Conduct may have their camera/microphone turned off, and may be removed from the event. 

  • Respect the festival environment and processes (bring your best to the event, be on time, be prepared).

  • Be open to, reachable, and available for communication and feedback.

  • Be kind - to yourself and your fellow audience members. We are all in this together!

  • Have fun! Make friends and enjoy what the burlesque community has to offer.


You can expect from us:

  • To listen to concerns and address them to the best of our ability with fair, action-based solutions.

  • To strive to create a safe, welcoming, non-discriminatory environment for VIBF events.

  • To keep the community up to date and informed on relevant and/or urgent association news

  • To be open to, reachable, and available for communication and feedback.

  • To make improvements as we learn.

  • Community engagement and accountability.