Code of Conduct

At BinderCon, one of our highest priorities is providing a welcoming, supportive environment for all our participants. In order to ensure the best possible experience for everyone, we require all attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at our conference to agree with and abide by the following code of conduct.

In Brief

BinderCon is committed to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or level of professional experience. We have a zero tolerance policy for harassment of conference participants in any form. In particular, we ask that conference attendees remember that this is a conference for both women and gender non-conforming writers; gender policing is neither welcome nor appropriate at BinderCon. At the discretion of the conference organizers, conference participants who violate this code of conduct may be warned or removed from the conference without a refund.

In Full

What is considered harassment?
Harassment takes many forms, including: offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or level of professional experience; 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.

What is expected of BinderCon attendees?
All participants are expected to follow the code of conduct while attending BinderCon and BinderCon-related events. Participants who are asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

All BinderCon participants are subject to the anti-harassment policy; no presentations or materials distributed at BinderCon should be used to harass humiliate, or disrespect any BinderCon participants.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, BinderCon may, at BinderCon’s sole discretion, warn the offender or remove the offender from the event with no refund.

If you experience harassment, or notice another participant being harassed, or have any other safety concerns, please alert a BinderCon volunteer immediately. BinderCon volunteers can be identified by their lanyards and name badges.

If deemed necessary, BinderCon 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 weekend. We value all of our participants, and will work to provide a safe, respectful environment.

Have questions? Please direct any questions or concerns about the BinderCon code of conduct to