Code of Conduct

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WordCamp Seattle is dedicated to providing a friendly, safe, welcoming, and harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, operating system, or text editor. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Discriminatory language, including sexual language/imagery and profanity, is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference staff immediately.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

Emergency Contacts:

  • SPU Security: (206) 281-2922. In an Emergency call: (206) 281-2911
  • Local assault hotline — Harborview Center for Sexual Assualt and Traumatic Stress: (206) 744-1600
  • Taxi: (206) 622-6500

We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.

To Report Harassment:

We understand that reporting harassment is difficult.  We appreciate your bravery in helping us keep WordCamp Seattle safe by reporting issues. There are several ways you can contact us:

  • Find a conference organizer wearing an orange lanyard and speak to him/her
  • Call or text (206) 973-0304 (Brooke Dukes will answer.)
  • Email wordcamp.seattle.organizers@gmail.com
  • Fill out the form at the bottom of this page

If you are being harassed by a WordCamp organizer or feel uncomfortable making a report to an organizer, please send an email to support@wordcamp.org.