Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

The goal of the conference is to create a safe environment for the free flow of ideas. We expect everyone at the conference to show respect for the person, if not the ideas, and conduct themselves in a respectful and professional manner while at the conference.

 

By attending the conference, you agree to abide by and support this Code of Conduct, which applies equally to participants, sponsors, event crew, speakers and any other officially associated personnel.

If you feel unsafe

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event team:

 

  • Our conference staff, who will be wearing pink scarves
  • Our volunteers, who will be wearing pink t-shirts
  • Any of the official venue staff

 

By attending the conference, you agree to abide by and support this Code of Conduct, which applies equally to participants, sponsors, event crew, speakers and any other officially associated personnel.

Prohibited conduct includes, but is not limited to:

Yelling at or threatening speakers or attendees, or any significantly disruptive conduct.

 

Harassment based on race, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, religion (or lack thereof) or technology choices.

 

Physical / sexual harassment such as deliberate intimidation, violence, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. For example, unwelcome sexual attention, stalking, and physical contact such as pinching, grabbing, or groping are prohibited.

 

Critical examination of beliefs, including critical commentary on another person’s views, does not, by itself, constitute hostile conduct or harassment. One of the underlying rationales of this policy is to promote the free exchange of ideas, not to inhibit it.

 

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.