COVID & Code of Conduct​

The core of our Code of Conduct is “Be Excellent to Each Other”.


We will remove anyone from the event who is not in compliance with our Code of Conduct, including our health regulations.

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COVID​-19 Warning

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, the other guests, event volunteers, and organizers.

You must follow all posted instructions while attending the BSidesSLC event. 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to  the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and Guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By participating with the BSidesSLC you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree to follow all health and safety measures implemented by BSidesSLC organizers, the venue housing the BSidesSLC event, and any relevant governments and authorities.

Help keep each other healthy. 


We strongly encourage you to protect yourself by getting an FDA approved vaccine. We strongly encourage you to protect yourself while attending this event by getting fully vaccinated in advanced of the event. Prevailing scientific and medical advice indicates that the COVID vaccine is safe and effective.


While the final requirements for face-masks has not been determined, it is likely that wearing masks indoors will be required. We strongly encourage our community to follow local, state, and CDC guidance as it pertains to wearing a mask.

Conference Planning

Like many of you, we are concerned about the global impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  We continue to watch the situation of the growing variants and impact as we seem to be seeing a resurgence of cases.  We have decided that we will continue to plan for an in-person event, but the following is what you need to know about your participation. Our conference planning committee will be discussing, options for safety for the conference on October 1st.  We expect to be able to communicate the most likely outcomes after that meeting.

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Code of Conduct

The core of our Code of Conduct is “Be Excellent to Each Other”. We will remove anyone from the event who is not in compliance with our Code of Conduct.


We expect all participants to support our Code of Conduct. Everyone at the event is a participant, including but not limited to sponsors, speakers, event organizers, staff, and volunteers. We assume that the majority of people are intelligent and intended to do well, but this event will be a safe and productive environment for everyone. To that end, we will spell out the behaviors and/or actions we support and do not support at the event.


We invite you to help us make the BSidesSLC event a place that is welcoming and respectful to all participants, regardless of race, gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, national origin, ethnicity, political affiliation, or religion. We desire for everyone to be able to focus on the event, network with other participants, and build up of our community, hence we will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form or fashion, including but not limited to online or in person.


We have no tolerance for physical, verbal, sexual harassment or offensive behavior of any kind.


Examples of harassment include:

  • sexualized images in public spaces,

  • verbal threats or demands, offensive comments,

  • intimidation, stalking, slights and negative messages,

  • harassing photography, harassing recording,

  • unwelcome physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, and/or

  • sustained disruption of sessions or events.

  • Harassment also includes both intentional and unintended offenses.


Our code of conduct extends to conference-related social events at off-site locations, and in related online communities and social media.

If you are not sure, ask, or err on the side of basic decency and common courtesy.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Conference participants violating this Code of

Conduct will be expelled from the event without a refund, and/or banned from future events, at the discretion of the BSidesSLC staff.


Please bring any concerns to the immediate attention of the event staff. You may also email with any concerns. We thank our participants for your help in keeping the event welcoming, respectful, and friendly to all.


*Staff reserves the right to determine what constitutes compliance with this Code of Conduct.

*Staff reserves the right to remove anyone from the event for any reason without a refund.