Chicago R Unconference Code of Conduct

The organizers of the Chicago R Unconference are committed to providing a welcoming and harassment-free 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. Unconference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the conference organizers.

This Code of Conduct applies to all participants, including organisers and applies to all modes of interaction, both in-person and online, including Chicago R Unconference GitHub project repos, Slack channels and Twitter.

Chicago R Unconference participants 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. Harassment 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; unwelcome sexual attention; deliberate ‘outing’ of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent; misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names; and publication of non-harassing private communication.
  • Take care of each other. Alert an unconference organizer if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this code of conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.

Need Help?

If you experience or witness unacceptable behavior or have any other concerns, please report Code of Conduct violations to event organizers Angela Li, Emily Riederer, or Alex Hayes. You can email the three of us at chirunconf [at]

Additionally, we have an anonymous reporting form you can use here.

If any attendee engages in harassing behavior, organizers can take action they deem appropriate, including but not limited to warning the offender or asking the offender to leave the unconference. (If you feel you have been unfairly accused of violating this code of conduct, you should report it with a concise description of your grievance.)

The above code of conduct is based on the rOpenSci unconf code of conduct, as used in ozunconf2018. Parts of above text is licensed CC BY-SA 4.0. Credit to SRCCON. Also inspired by the Ada Initiative’s “how to design a code of conduct for your community.”