All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our event are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
The Quick Version
Our event is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Facebook and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the event organisers.
The Less Quick Version
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender
identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical
appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices,
sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking,
following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of
talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular,
sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material.
Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised
clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organisers
may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender
or expulsion from the conference with no refund.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or
have any other concerns, please contact a member of event staff
immediately or report your incident at [email protected]. Event staff can be identified as they'll be wearing
branded clothing and/or badges.
Event staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue
security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist
those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the
event. We value your attendance.
We expect participants to follow these rules at event and workshop
venues and event-related social events.