Code of Conduct

We expect to have a great conference free from harassment, since we have such a wonderful community. Part of ensuring that expectation is to enforce a strong code of conduct. All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at Clojure SYNC are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will strongly enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

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The Quick Version

Clojure SYNC is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter, and other online media. Clojure SYNC participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

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Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, 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.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

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 Clojure SYNC staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they’ll be wearing branded clothing. You can also contact staff via email ( or telephone (504-982-9167).

Clojure SYNC staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/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.

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

If you have questions about what this document is or why it exists, there is a very helpful guide about codes of conduct in general.


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