Code of Conduct

If you have experienced or witnessed an incident that violates the Code of Conduct, please contact us at staff [at]

Cackalacky Con is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. The Cackalacky Con series of events are open, inclusive forums for sharing of ideas. Cackalacky Con participants include speakers, vendors, makers, tinkerers, families, students, and everyone else wanting to experience Cackalacky Con events and be part of the Cackalacky Con community.

We consider the physical hotel space, as well as the hotel staff, to be an important part of our larger conference community and we require that both be treated with respect. Without a venue, there is no conference. Mistreatment of hotel staff or the hotel itself will not be tolerated. Attempts to damage hotel property will be grounds for immediate removal from the conference.

It is important for participants to step beyond prejudices, societal norms, and other perspectives that lead to disrespect for people and groups. Everyone is welcome at Cackalacky Con events, regardless of race, class, gender identity or expression, age, ethnicity, religion, political beliefs, disability, sexual orientation, personal appearance, or education level, text editor choice, and other aspects of who we are.

In short: Cackalacky Con is a space for tolerance and respect.

Cackalacky Con strongly values free speech. We also value our attendees, and do not want any to feel marginalized or intimidated. We encourage talks that address hard topics. We also encourage everyone to think about how offhand comments they make about others may contribute to making some feel unwelcome in this community.

Cackalacky Con seeks to ensure no attendee is harassed. This includes, but is not limited to: deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, or unwelcome sexual attention.

The conference staff reserves the right to eject anyone from the conference at any time. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have related concerns, we encourage you to contact a member of conference staff immediately.

(We borrowed and modified this Code of Conduct from HOPE)