Inclusivity & Childcare
A key goal at RailsConf is ensuring an inclusive and welcoming experience for all participants. On our Policies page, you can review or reacquaint yourself with 1) our Anti-Harassment Policy, which we require all attendees, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, and staff to comply with, with no exception and 2) our Accessibility Policy.
RailsConf 2017 will also feature complimentary onsite childcare for attendees who plan on attending with children. This is offered for the full duration of official conference programming. We engage professional, licensed childcare services, and as such, it's important for us to know as soon as possible how many children will be in attendance. If you are interested in this, or in use of our onsite Lactation Room, please email us at
Scholarships & Guides
RailsConf 2017 is offering a limited number of full conference registration scholarships, open to anyone who would not normally attend, though we specifically encourage students, women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups in the technology sector to apply. You can learn more here.
Want to help bring a new community member into the RailsConf 2017 community? We're looking for volunteer Guides to partner up with this year's Opportunity Scholars.