Diversity & Inclusion

Thanks for checking out this statement!

My name is Jina Anne, and I’m the organizer of this event. I’m excited you’re here, because I assume that means you’re interested in hearing how Diversity & Inclusion is addressed at Clarity. And that’s pretty darn cool.

In 2014, I bought this domain and began thinking about “the conference I want to attend“; diversity and inclusion was important to me from the very beginning. I’ve tried out a few things, and try to improve it each year.

This is a living document where I will share the steps I’m taking and the work I’m doing to achieve this goal. As always, I'm open to suggestions on how things can be improved!

Code of Conduct

When the first event was planned for 2016, the first thing I put up was a Code of Conduct. I knew it was important to have one. Unfortunately, I just put up the boilerplate most everyone uses, because I thought it well-written. Thanks to some thoughts by Karolina Szczur, I know now that this wasn't enough.

So I’ve now written my own, though it still is largely inspired by the previous one I had copied and pasted. But it now is in my own words, and addresses how it’s enforced.

View the latest Code of Conduct.

Speaker Selections

I wrote up in detail about my approach to selecting speakers.


Learn more about Accessibility at Clarity.


Starting with the second year, we began a scholarship.


Students or people who work at non-profits can request a discount by contacting from their organization’s or school’s email. There can be other factors in requesting a refund; these are given out on a case-by-case basis if the reason makes sense.

Badge Customization for Preferences

At registration, we offer three badge lanyard colors to choose from to indicate your choice:

  • Do not take video or a photograph of me
  • Ask, before taking a video or photograph of me
  • Feel free to take a video or photograph me!

We ask that all photographers, videographers, and attendees respect this.

We will also provide stickers so you can add your pronouns. We encourage everyone to use these.


As of 2018, we had gender-neutral bathrooms. We will try our best to make this happen going forward, wherever possible, depending on the event and venue location.


We will have alcohol at some of the evening events. If you are going to drink, please drink responsibly.