Anyone who ever experienced the distinct feeling of „wow!“ on the first Congress knows: There’s an outside world and then there’s Congress. Unlike traditional conferences, where visitors receive full service for paying an entrance fee, CCC events are run by volunteers.

What unites us is not the knowledge we already have; it's all the things we still want to learn - from each other. This exchange of knowledge and ideas can only work if we approach each other without prejudice and respect and support each other.

We want to create an atmosphere of tolerance, curiosity, fun, openness, friendliness and consideration.

The Chaos Communication Congress is an event by volunteers for volunteers and it only works because everybody has internalized the following principles:

All creatures welcome

"The Chaos Computer Club is a galactic community of living beings, independent of age, gender, ancestry or social status…"
Preamble of the CCC statutes

The more our experiences and backgrounds differ, the more we can learn from each other, broaden our horizons and complement each other.

This is why the Chaos Computer Club is, both by its chapter and common consent, a galactic organization that welcomes all lifeforms. As such, we are dedicated to providing a safe, secure and enjoyable experience for everybody attending our events, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, origin, or physical appearance.

Lifeforms who refuse to share this openness towards others are not welcome at our events.

Be excellent to each other

Hackers should be judged by their acting, not bogus criteria such as degrees, age, race, or position. Fourth tenet of the hacker ethics since 1984

We are unwilling to tolerate any sexism, racism, discrimination or harassment at our events.

If you witness any such behavior at any of the CCC gatherings, please speak out, back up anyone who has been the target of such behavior, and encourage your peers to do the same. You can rely on support by our Awareness, CERT and Security teams.

Please report violations of these principles to the arbitration board. The arbitration board is authorized to react to transgressions by issuing a warning, imposing restrictions, or by administering a temporary or permanent ban from the event.