The 99U Conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment or abusive behavior to anyone including attendees, speakers, and conference staff. We ask that all participants support this atmosphere. Anyone found to be violating our conference rules can be expelled at the discretion of organizers without a refund.

  • Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, 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.
  • 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 by finding a staff member with a Conference t-shirt or headset, visiting the registration area, or by visiting the information desk in the lobby of Alice Tully Hall.
  • Conference 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 conference. 

The 99U Code of Conduct is ever-evolving and all feedback is welcome. Please email or 99U Director Sean Blanda directly at

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