All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code
of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all
participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.
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The Quick Version
Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of
gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race,
or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual
language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and
other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the
conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.
The Less Quick Version
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical
appearance, body size, race, religion, 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 sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
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 conference 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 conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they’ll be wearing branded
Conference 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
conference. We value your attendance.
We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social