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Code of Conduct

The CALM conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. This extends to all conference and conference-adjacent spaces, including social media channels.


Examples of expected behavior that contributes to a positive environment includes:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language

  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and lived experiences

  • Accepting constructive criticism gracefully and owning the impact of our words and actions

  • Showing empathy towards other participants

  • Showing consideration and respect in both speech and action

  • Showing respect for individuals’ personal boundaries

  • Respecting the pronouns indicated by attendees and not assuming pronouns

  • Leaving room for each other in the conversation


Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Harassment of any kind, even in a joking or ironic manner

  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, social media harassment, or non-consensual photography or recording

  • Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments, personal or political attacks, or sustained disruption of talks or other events

  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a workplace setting


If you encounter any unacceptable behavior, whether as a bystander or the target of the behavior, please reach out to the CALM Logistics Committee by emailing or submit an anonymous comment via this online form.

To the extent possible, we will keep your complaint anonymous. The CALM Logistics Committee reserves the right to take necessary and appropriate actions, including removal from the event without warning.


Be kind to others. 

Behave respectfully. 


All communication should be appropriate for a workplace audience including people of many different backgrounds. Each participant is entirely responsible for their own behavior. 


Thank you for helping to make this a welcoming space for all to participate, learn, and share.


This Code of Conduct is based on Codes of Conduct from NASPA, The Workplace Racial Equity Summit, and GitHub.

History of Reported Code of Conduct Violations
  • 2021: 0

  • 2022: 0

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