Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.

Need Help?

You can contact the organizers at If you have an emergency, please dial 911. Other important contact information can be found at the bottom of this page.

The Quick Version

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference 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 conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

The Less Quick 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.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

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 with no refund.

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 can be identified as they'll be wearing branded t-shirts.

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.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

Email address for organizers
Portland Art Museum
(503) 226-2811
Local law enforcement
Portland Police Bureau - call 911
Medical Emergency
Call 911
Portland Women's Crisis Line
(503) 235-5333
Multnomah County Mental Health Crisis Line
(503) 215-7082
Radio Cab
(503) 227-1212
Broadway Cab
(503) 333-3333
Green Transportation
(503) 234-1414

This Code of Conduct is based on the Conference Code of Conduct and modified to include contact information specific to Cascadia Ruby, in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License under which it is used.

Cascadia Ruby will not refund registration fees for any reason.

If you are unable to attend, but have purchased a registration, we urge you to find someone to whom you can transfer your registration. If you do not know someone looking for a registration, perhaps you can find one on our discussion list. Once you know to whom you would like to transfer your registration, contact us with the name and email address of the person to whom you would like to transfer it and we will handle the transfer.