Thank you for your interest in participating/attending this year’s installment of PYGMALION, an all-virtual event.

We ask all participants at PYGMALION to agree to the following:

  • Treat all others with utmost respect. Be kind. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Treat others as you would like to be treated.
  • Remember that harassment and racist, sexist, or exclusionary commentary are not appropriate for this event. If at any point you, or you see a fellow attendee is being harassed, please alert the organizers and we will take action as soon as possible:
  • Treat our featured guests and partners with the utmost respect. We are honored by their presence and support, and hope you feel the same.
  • Please treat our organizers and individual event producers within PYGMALION respectfully. We are doing something we’ve never done before, and we are trying our best to execute it as perfectly as we can. We are bound to mess something up and make mistakes, but please, please be patient with us while we navigate the event in real time.

Any violation of these basic rules will result in your removal from any virtual event we are producing. It is our goal to create a safe and inclusive environment. PYGMALION is a zero-tolerance event. We will not tolerate any form of hate speech, bullying, or inappropriate behavior whatsoever. Please respect those who are trying to enjoy the event.

Ultimately, we hope you have fun and enjoy what we’ve built this year. We are so happy you are able to join us to be a part of our amazing community.

Open your mind. We hope PYGMALION will unite people from across the world and from different cultural norms, nationalities, and backgrounds. Be prepared not only to learn something new from our program, but also from the amazing people around you. Be mindful of the fact that certain content and actions can make the people around you uncomfortable.

Please note that programming at PYGMALION will feature strong language at certain points, so viewer discretion is advised.

To receive help in any way that’s not an emergency, please feel free to email us at In the case of an extreme emergency, you should dial 911.

If you need to contact an event organizer directly or do not feel comfortable calling the line above, direct contact details are listed below:

Seth Fein:

Patrick Singer:

Failure to comply with any one of these statements above may lead to, but is not limited to, a simple warning to not do the action again, or being removed from the event with no eligibility for reimbursement or refund of any type.

Thank you for your time and energy during this trying time, we realize things are uncertain and pretty much the worst right now, but we hope that PYGMALION will at least bring some positivity into your world, even if it is just for a few moments.