(Retired Emeritus Coordinators That Ultimately Matter)
These wonderful people completed a full 3 year term or more. They will always be deep in the RECTUM!

Josh 'Bonus' Russo
Cofounder 2013 - 2021
Kim 'Dusty' Robinson
Cofounder 2013 - 2021
Greg 'Bird' Cunningham
Cofounder 2013 - 2021
Allan 'Sheck' Schecter
Cofounder 2013 - 2022
Deena 'Painter/Prophet' Salzman
Cofounder 2013 -2021
'Dove' Russo
Cofounder 2013 - 2015
Megan 'MegO' O'Toole
2016 - 2021
Doug 'Nataraj' Shire
2019 - 2022
Angela 'Dr. Boose' Freeman
2019 - 2022


Here they are, the famous 10 Principles of Burning Man! Learn 'em good, there might be a quiz :P

  • Radical Inclusion Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.
  • Gifting Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.
  • Decommodification In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.
  • Radical Self-reliance Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on their inner resources. Join the conversation in the 10 Principles blog series. Join the conversation in the 10 Principles blog series.
  • Radical Self-expression Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.
  • Communal Effort Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.
  • Civic Responsibility We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.
  • Leaving No Trace Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.
  • Participation Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.
  • Immediacy Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.
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These guidelines are meant to outline, in as transparent a way as possible, the off-site role that the volunteer members of the newly formed Code of Conduct will play in helping to mediate conflicts between members of our community that participants were not able to resolve themselves during the event.

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This form exists to protect our community. POrtalBurn strives to be a creative, welcoming, uplifting family for everybody. If you have been witnessed or been subject to behavior that violates the Code of Conduct above, or generally threatens this culture of consent and safety, please let us know through the anonymous form below:

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