PlantConf aims to be a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment. As such, we are committed to providing a harassment-free experience for all, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, socioeconomic status, or religion (or lack thereof).
We expect all attendees, speakers, sponsors, and staff to abide by this Code of Conduct in PlantConf community venues–online and in-person–as well as in one-on-one communications pertaining to community business.
This code of conduct and its related procedures also applies to unacceptable behavior occurring outside the scope of community activities when such behavior has the potential to adversely affect the safety and well-being of community members.
At PlantConf, we ask that everyone:
Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
Attempt collaboration before conflict.
Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants.
Remember that our event may include occasionally include members of the public, e.g., representatives of other organizations or groups; please be respectful to all visitors and guests of our event and venue.
The following behaviors are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community:
Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person.
Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material.
Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”).
Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.
Inappropriate photography or recording.
Inappropriate physical contact. You should have someone’s consent before touching them.
Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes, sexualized comments or jokes; inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcomed sexual advances.
Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person).
Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
Sustained disruption of community events, including talks and presentations.
Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including sponsors and those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated.
Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, PlantConf organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning (and without refund).
Alert community leaders if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.
To reach the PlantConf Code of Conduct responders, you can use any of the following methods:
Text/SMS: (360) 689 - 3191
In person: speak to the designated Code of Conduct responder (Emily Plummer)
PlantConf organizers are available to help community members engage with local law enforcement (only upon request) or to otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behavior feel safe. In the context of in-person events, organizers will also provide escorts as desired by the person experiencing distress.
If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify the PlantConf Code of Conduct response team at with a concise description of your grievance. Your grievance will be handled in accordance with our reporting guidelines.
License and Attribution
This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Citizen Code of Conduct, distributed by Stumptown Syndicate under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.
Portions of the Citizen Code of Conduct text are derived from the Django Code of Conduct and the Geek Feminism Anti-Harassment Policy.
Version 1, adopted by the PlantConf lead organizers and Code of Conduct response team on April 22, 2019. Posted April 22, 2019.