Code Of Conduct

The Community Leadership Summit is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or otherwise. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors and Speakers are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, speakers should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material in their presentations.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

Reporting An Incident

You can find the conference organizers at the registration desk during conference hours. Alternatively, you can email Jono Bacon (conference founder) directly at [email protected] (he is around on-site for the event and is notified immediately with all emails.)

Other useful numbers:

  • Multnomah Mental Health Crisis Intervention – +1 800-716-9769 (hearing impaired, dial 711)
  • Call To Safety (formerly Portland Women’s Crisis Line) – +1 888-235-5333
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline – 1-800-273-8255
  • Oregon Convention Center – 1-800-791-2250

Here is a full list of other community-based advocacy programs and shelters.