The Chicago Cocktail Summit Code of Conduct


The Chicago Cocktail Summit is committed to providing a welcoming and harassment-free environment for people of all races, gender and trans statuses, sexual orientations, physical abilities, physical appearances, and beliefs. We believe in having a recorded and publicly available set of guidelines as a necessary and important part of building this environment. Please take a moment to read ours below, and contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Participants—including attendees, staff, and speakers—agree to:

be considerate in speech and actions, and actively seek to acknowledge and respect the boundaries of fellow attendees. Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.

This includes, but is not limited to:

deliberate intimidation; stalking; unwanted photography or recording; sustained or willful disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; use of sexual or discriminatory imagery, comments, or jokes; and unwelcome sexual attention.

How to report something:

If you feel that someone has harassed you or otherwise treated you inappropriately, please alert a staff member or volunteer in person, via text/phone call (we'll post a hotline at the Summit), or email.

What we'll do:

If any attendee engages in harassing behavior, we may take any lawful action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to warning the offender or asking the offender to leave our event. We will also help our participants contact local law enforcement, provide an escort, or help however we can to make you feel safe.

Please, take care of each other:

We know this community is a caring one. Please help us keep the Chicago Cocktail Summit safe for everyone. Alert one of us if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this code of conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.

Questions, concerns, or feedback?

We welcome your feedback on this and we thank you for working with us to make it a safe, enjoyable, and friendly experience for everyone who participates.


Above text is licensed CC BY-SA 4.0. Credit to SRCCON's code of conduct, Citizen Code of Conduct, the Django Project’s code of conduct and Theorizing the Web code of conduct. With general thanks to the Ada Initiative’s “how to design a code of conduct for your community.” and Alterconf's work on safety, accessibility and etiquette.