Confab will be in person for 2022, and your health and safety are our first priority. Get the latest on our COVID-19 planning.
We want your Confab experience to be amazing. To keep things safe, inclusive, and fun, here are our expectations for all attendees, speakers, and staff.
We take this policy seriously, and we want you to know that if anything ever happens, we’ve got your back.
Everyone: All conference staff, volunteers, speakers, attendees, sponsors, and vendors are protected by and expected to follow this policy.
We consider harassment to be unacceptable behavior toward others, including:
We will not tolerate harassment of or by Confab participants in conference venues and Confab-related social events. People asked to stop any of these or other harassing behaviors are expected to stop immediately. No excuses.
Talk to a conference volunteer or staff person right away. You’ll usually be able to find someone in the conference office or at the registration desk to request a private conversation with Tenessa or Sean (our full-time conference staff members), or you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer not to report the incident in person.
If you feel an immediate danger to your personal safety, we also encourage you to contact local law enforcement as needed.
We’ll work with both parties in good faith to ensure that harassment stops immediately, and we’ll do whatever we can to be sure you feel safe for the duration of the conference.
Here are some of the actions the Confab staff may deem appropriate:
If the situation isn’t resolved at the time, or if you need to follow up about anything at all, please call the Confab/Brain Traffic office at 612-331-6600. (Please note that this number is only staffed during regular business hours and is not ideal for emergencies.) For urgent communication, contact our director, Tenessa Gemelke, at 612-877-1219.