June 23rd & 24th, 2016 ⋅ Pittsburgh, PA

Code of Conduct for Pittsburgh Web Design Day

Web Design Day Code Of Conduct

We want everyone to feel safe and welcome at Web Design Day. To that end, we expect all Web Design Day attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers to agree with the following code of conduct:

The Short Version:

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any venue, including talks, parties, or social media. Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave the event without a refund at the discretion of the organizers.

The Less Short Version:

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate 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. If a participant engages in any of the aforementioned behavior, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, from warning the offender to immediately expelling the offender from the event with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact one of the organizers, or one of our volunteers immediately. A volunteer will be at the registration desk at all times - or, text Val Head (412-580-9607) or Shannon Miller (724-825-0706). All reports will be handled in the strictest confidence. You can also direct message "val" or "gjhead" in the conference Slack room! All reports will be handled in the strictest confidence.

Web Design Day staff will be happy to help participants contact local law enforcement or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event.

This document was based on the work of Geek Feminism and confcodeofconduct.com.

If you have any questions about this code of conduct or how we run our events, contact Val: val@webdesignday.com or Jason: gjhead@webdesignday.com at any time.


  • Barkley REI
  • MailChimp
  • Think Trough Math
  • Shopify
  • Alloy 26
  • Think Brownstone
  • skyword
  • Seven Heads Design
  • Refresh Pittsburgh

Friends of Web Design Day

  • Shift Collarorative
  • A Book Apart
  • Smith Brothers Agency
  • Bearded Studio
  • Franktuary
  • Dribbble
  • Tek Systems
  • Plus Consulting
  • Commonwealth Press

Do you or your company want to sponsor this year’s Web Design Day? Download our Sponsorship Guide and get in touch with us. Help us bring the best of web design & development to Pittsburgh!