What is Geekend?
Geekend is a two-day conference for entrepreneurs, technologists, creatives, makers, leaders and change agents from Savannah and beyond. Established in 2009, it has evolved to become a celebration of innovation in business, technology and the arts.

 

Our Mission
To foster and grow the regional innovation economy by showcasing accomplishments, introducing new ideas, and connecting people passionate about building products, companies and experiences.

Geekend is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of Geekend participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, and social media. Geekend participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of Geekend organizers.

What is 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. Geekend participants are expected to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and Geekend social events.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other matieral. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

What happens if the code of conduct is violated?
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, Geekend organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund. 

How you can help!
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a Geekend organizer or official volunteer immediately. These individuals can be identified by their ID badges. Geekend staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/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.