A conference of thoughtful content, wonderful attendees, and generous snacks, Layers provides a positive backdrop for the challenges and accomplishments in design and technology. For designers and non-designers alike, we showcase design fundamentals for industry newcomers and advanced ideas for seasoned professionals.
At Layers, you'll:
...and have the best time.
Layers takes place at the historic Montgomery Theater, right around the corner from Apple’s WWDC.
We have a limited number of pre-paid hotel rooms set aside at the Hotel Clariana, just 5 blocks from Layers. Register your hotel room for June 3-6 at a flat rate of $1000 for 3 nights with check in at 3p and check out at 11a. Reservations can’t be shortened, but it may be possible to lengthen your stay.
We’re putting the finishing touches on our speaker lineup and can’t wait to share it with you soon.
Layers is committed to providing a harassment-free event for everyone. Harassment isn't only result of intention; it can also take place when we don't stop to think about how our actions could make others uncomfortable. Let’s go over some common forms of harassment:
🚫 Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination
related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation,
disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, etc.
🚫 Bullying of any kind, in-person or online
🚫 Sexual images in public spaces
🚫 Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
🚫 Sustained disruption of talks or other events
🚫 Uninvited and/or inappropriate physical contact
🚫 Unwelcome sexual attention
🚫 Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour
If any attendee or speaker engages in one or more of the inappropriate behaviors listed above, we reserve the right to take any action we deem necessary. This includes, and is not limited to, issuing a warning, complete removal from the conference without refund, and contacting the appropriate authorities.
In the unfortunate case anyone is made to feel uncomfortable at our event, notify us or one of our volunteers immediately. Whether it's a full-fledged complaint, or a "hey, that person could have handled this better" observation, we’re dedicated to providing a safe space for everyone to discuss their experience. If approaching us in person is difficult or uncomfortable, reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit an anonymous form.
👩🏻 Jessie & Elaine 🧑🏻
Thanks to Geek Feminism for the list of what qualifies as harassment. We welcome feedback on our code of conduct; if you believe an important qualifier of harassment is missing, please let us know at email@example.com.