*media policy correction 7/13/17: panels are on the record, but hallway convos only w/ permission
We want to make sure that YIMBYtown is a safe and welcoming place where real and difficult conversations can take place. As such, we want to make sure that all attendees feel that they can talk openly and freely to explore ideas, learn, share, and grow.
The following rules are set in place for members of the press:
Everything *OUTSIDE OF PANEL CONTENT* is off-the-record by default, and explicit verbal or written consent is required for anything that can identify individuals or organizations
- The press is free to write about overarching themes or sentiments of the conference without permission, but shall refrain from specific details that identify people and organization affiliations without explicit written or verbal consent.
- Conference attendees will be wearing identifying markers on their name badges indicating whether they grant permission to be photographed.
Members of the press shall be observers and refrain from participating in or influencing discussions
- The press is free to ask clarifying questions to individual participants outside of group talks and discussions so long as they follow other press guidelines.
To attend the conference, members of the press must acknowledge that they agree to these guidelines.
Please note that breakfast and lunch are provided for paying and subsidized conference attendees, and are only available to members of the press who purchase meal passes.