How about we do things differently


Everyone is welcome. All seats cost the same, except for the free seats we sponsor for those who can’t afford them. Wheelchair access, caregiver seats, front-row upgrades.


We don’t just publish a “code of conduct”. We enforce it.

All staff are trained on the code of conduct and our duty officer is empowered to kick anyone out, including the keynote speakers.

Trolls, disruptors, creeps and predators – stay home.

Or we will send you home.


Reverse sponsorship: We sponsor the community

We work with Meetup groups in each location to build community and we often partner with local bookstores for on-site merchandise sales.