Safe Conferences Are Deliberately Designed

Jared M. Spool
26 min readDec 22, 2014

Creating safety is not the same as creating a feeling of safety.

TL;DR Summary

In writing this, I ended up with more than 6,000 words to express my thoughts. For those who want to get the essence without plowing through all that, here are the quick points:

  • Safety is the primary job of anyone who produces events.
  • Attendee harassment is a safety issue.
  • Bad behavior isn’t just the responsibility of an errant…

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Jared M. Spool

Maker of Awesomeness at Center Centre - UIE. Helping designers everywhere help their organizations deliver well-designed products and services.