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Catering and Sustainability

We’re providing water throughout the day as well as coffee and tea during the breaks. Feel free to bring your own drinking cup / bottle to avoid single-use items, if you have the possibility. Lunch will be served on both days at the venue as well as snacks provided during the short breaks (vegetarian and vegan options available). We are working together with the catering to make sure your dietary requirements are met.

Code of Conduct and Contact information

At RustFest we strive to make the conference as accessible, inclusive and save as possible. In order to ensure this, the event takes place under a Code of Conduct, and we follow the PyCon Attendee and Staff procedure for reporting. If you haven’t read it yet, please do so before the conference. If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a conference organizer or a member of the awareness team (recognizable by their pink t-shirts) as soon as possible. You can find an overview of the organizers on the about page - feel free to approach us at the conference. Additionally, we are available to help community members engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behavior feel safe. In the context of in-person events, organizers will also provide escorts as desired by the person experiencing distress.

In case of any emergency or Code of Conduct violation, contact any staff or accessibility team member immediately or contact us via e-mail or phone directly, we are always there for you:


Scent and smoking policy

People with multiple chemical sensitivities, asthma, allergies, or other immune problems can experience serious and debilitating physical and neurological symptoms when exposed to the chemicals used in most scented products. Reactions can include sneezing and severe headaches and force people to leave the conference. While we don’t ask attendees to be fragrance-free, we do ask that you avoid wearing significant amounts of fragrance (e.g. don’t wear perfume that day). Keep in mind that laundry detergent, clothes softener, soap, body wash, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, hair products, cologne and perfume may all have fragrances that can affect people with these sensitivities. If someone is wearing a scent that is causing you symptoms, please let a RustFest team member or the awareness team know and we will work with the person wearing it to reduce the scent. Please do not smoke near entryways and other common areas. If you smoke during breaks at the conference, please be sensitive to others and wash your hands after you smoke.

Gender-neutral toilets

On the main conference days Friday and Saturday there will be gender-neutral toilets available, which means that everybody can use any of the toilets in the venue. Unfortunately we can’t provide this for the impl days because regular university classes will start again that day and the university policies don’t allow us to. Apart from this, there will be a selection of toiletries available in the bathrooms for you to use. If toilet paper or soap should run out, or if there should be any other problem with the toilet, please let us know so we can take care of it!

Quiet room / Nursing room

There will be a quiet room available that you are welcome to use if you need some quiet space away from the noise. You can work, think, chill out or nap in the quiet room but please don’t talk to other attendees. You can listen to headphones and you are also welcome to use computers and phones if they have their sound muted and you don’t have a voice conversation through them. If you and someone else in the quiet room want to chat, please leave the room. If others are talking or making noise in the quiet room, and you are comfortable reminding them of the rules, please do so. Otherwise please ask the registration desk for help. The room can also be used for nursing.