Code of Conduct

BarCamp GR is dedicated to providing a harassment-free unconference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Harassment includes intentional behavior which is found threatening or disturbing, including that related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or 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 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 organizers immediately.

Conference organizers will be happy to help participants contact 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.

Drugs and Alcohol

Illegal drugs are strictly prohibited. Alcohol may be consumed at designated conference-related social events. We highly recommend carpooling to and from such events with a designated driver, or arranging for alternative transportation if necessary. Please drink responsibly, and do not drive while under the influence.

Contact Information

The following is a list of contacts for event organizers, venues security, and local law enforcement. Please take note and refer to this list in case of Code of Conduct violations or emergency situations.

Organizers Mailing List:


Individual conference organizers vary between years, but here are the organizers for 2023.  They can be reached via the BarCampGR Slack Group:

Calvin University Campus Safety:

Grand Rapids Police Department:

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