Code of Conduct
WindyCityRails is dedicated to providing a welcoming and harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, the vendor hall, parties, Twitter and other online media.
What Defines Harassment?
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. Any conference participant who engages in harassing behavior may be asked to leave the conference.
If You Need Help
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 badges.
If the matter is especially urgent, please contact any member of the organizer team or:
- Kevin Zolkiewicz. 773-467-7847
Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance and are committed to your safety and security.
If you have questions or comments regarding our code of conduct, please email us at .
Refund & Transfer Policy
WindyCityRails tickets are not refundable, but they are transferrable. If you need to transfer your ticket to someone else, please refer to the ticket link in your confirmation email.
There may be photography, audio, or video recording at the conference. By attending, you agree to allow the organizers to use your likeness in future marketing and promotional material.