Founded in 2012, TechfestNW is a gathering of leading thinkers passionate about technology, design, entrepreneurship and innovation focused on highlighting Portland, Oregon as one of America’s next technology centers.
TechfestNW 2017 features two days of speakers, networking opportunities, demonstrations, competitions and parties all centered at Portland Art Museum in the heart of downtown Portland, on March 23rd and 24th.
Our conference is dedicated to a harassment- free experience, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, past or present affiliation, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, sustained disruption of talks or other events related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, past or present affiliation, race, ethnicity, and/or religion.
Harassment is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, communal spaces, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.
Staff will be trained in a zero tolerance harassment safety plan. There will also be a security certified guard on property to safely handle any disruptions or provide extra assistance to attendees who request it.