We look forward to creating incredible experiences for everyone involved with the Lean Startup Conference. In order to accomplish an intentionally inclusive event, all attendees, speakers, sponsors, volunteers and staff are required to abide by this code of conduct.


For questions, or to make a Code of Conduct report, contact Ragen Chastain at [email protected] or 512-632-6080.

Code of Conduct

The Lean Startup Conference is committed to creating a harassment-free experience for everyone involved. We will not tolerate shame, stigma, bullying, harassment or oppression on the basis of ability, age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, physical appearance, race, religion (or lack thereof), sexual orientation or any other basis. Sexual language, imagery and innuendo are not appropriate for any conference venue including talks, workshops, networking events, parties, sponsor booths or on social media.

Behavior that constitutes shame, stigma, bullying, harassment and/or oppression includes offensive verbal comments, sexual images or innuendo 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.

Compliance and Consequences

Participants who are asked to stop any behavior are expected to comply immediately. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without warning and without a refund at the sole discretion of the conference organizers.

How to Report a Code of Conduct Violation

In the event that you are being targeted, or if you see someone else targeted, with a Code of Conduct violation please contact Ragen Chastain at [email protected] and/or 512-632-6080. You may also report your concerns to any Conference Staff Member who will immediately report them to Ragen.

You will be asked to provide any details, and to provide your contact information for follow up. Your identity will be kept private and will not be disclosed to the individual(s) you are reporting. If you would like, we will also assist you in contacting hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, providing escorts or otherwise assisting anyone to feel safe at the conference and related events.

Thank you for being part of the Lean Startup Conference,we look forward to having amazing experiences with you!