Silicon Slopes Tech Summit is the biggest and most prominent annual tech event in the state of Utah. Bringing in 10,000 attendees, and coinciding with the Sundance Film Festival, SSTS features prominent keynotes, premium workshops, a grammy-award-winning concert, and exclusive VIP networking and parties. The amount of talent and experience that's on display makes this a unique event that could only happen in Silicon Slopes.
Our goal is to create an inclusive, respectful conference environment that invites participation from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientation.
We’re actively seeking to increase the diversity of our attendees, speakers, and sponsors through our calls for proposals, other open submission processes, and through dialogue with the larger communities we serve.
This is an ongoing process. We are talking to our program chairs, program committees, and various innovators, experts, and organizations about this goal and about ways they can help us achieve it.
Here are some ways you can help us build a more diverse conference experience:
We value diversity in the communities we bring together, and we welcome your contributions to bringing balanced representation of the richness of our collective human experience.
Silicon Slopes and the organizers of Silicon Slopes Tech Summit believe our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, or religion.
This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior. We invite all sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, vendors, and other participants to help us realize a safe and positive conference experience for everyone.
Unacceptable behavior by other attendees, organizers, speakers, volunteers, venue staff, sponsors, or other patrons of Silicon Slopes Tech Summit will not be tolerated.
Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
If anyone engages in unacceptable behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate including expulsion from the festival without warning or refund and may possibly face exclusion from future community events.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of festival staff. Summit staff will be wearing Silicon Slopes Tech Summit staff t-shirts. You may also contact festival staff and ask to be put in touch with the head organizer — Clint Betts. Even if you’re not sure, if you encounter something that makes you uncomfortable, please contact a member of the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit team. Every concern will be handled respectfully, privately, and confidentially.
If the matter is especially urgent, please call/contact any of these individuals:
Clint Betts, Silicon Slopes Tech Summit Chairman email@example.com
Meg Walter, Organizer firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Wilcox, Organizer email@example.com
Summit staff 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 event. We value your attendance.
If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.