Sept. 24-26, 2020
Downtown Austin


Code of Conduct

The Texas Tribune Festival is about civil discussions and coming together as a community of caring Texans. Bring questions and a willingness to participate in respectful conversations. We’re grateful that our community is civil — it’s what makes Texas Tribune events successful. All attendees should feel safe at the Festival and we will not tolerate any harassment based on race, gender and trans statuses, sexual orientation, religion, disability, socioeconomic status, age, national origin or ethnicity.

Reporting a Problem

Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert Festival staff if you notice what you assess to be a dangerous situation, someone in distress or violations of this Code of Conduct. You can alert on-site staff, email or call our help line 512-716-8603. For emergencies, dial 9-1-1.

We expect all participants — attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers — to follow the Code of Conduct during the conference. This includes conference-related social events at off-site locations and related online communities and social media. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Conference participants violating this Code of Conduct may be expelled from the Festival without a refund, and/or banned from future Texas Tribune events, at the discretion of Tribune staff.

Above text is licensed CC BY-SA 4.0, adapted from ONA18 Code of Conduct (Adapted from the SRCCON Code of Conduct and the Citizen Code of Conduct; in consultation with the Geek Feminism community anti-harassment policy, O’Reilly Media’s conference Code of Conduct, the Coral Project’s Code of Conduct, and conversations with multiple community managers in journalism in developing our Code of Conduct.)