I'm lucky enough to get asked to speak at a number of conferences, and I want to make sure I use that privilege to help improve the state of the industry. As a result I've put together a list to make sure the conferences I speak at reflect my values:
For all events
- Code of Conduct: There must be a code of conduct that is clearly visible on the front page of the website, and which covers all conference participants including sponsors. The code of conduct must include details on who to contact and guidelines on enforcement and reporting. A good sample code of conduct is available at http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_anti-harassment/Policy
- Speaker diversity: At least 40% of speakers (including keynote speakers) must be women or nonbinary folks, and if the conference is held in North America, Europe, or Australia/NZ, at least 5% must be of non-European origin. If you would like me to speak on a panel, there must be at least two women on the panel.
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