Conference Code of Conduct
We want this conference to be a safe and productive environment for everyone. To this end, we expect all attendees, sponsors, and volunteers to abide by this code of conduct.
All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
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, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. 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 organizers, who may also decide to contact the offender's institution.
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 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 sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including, but not limited to, warning the offender, expulsion from the conference with no refund and contacting the offender's institution.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact any conference organizer immediately, either directly or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or contact local authorities immediately to report the incident if the behavior is criminal in nature.
Information related to reported unacceptable behavior will be handled confidentially, discreetly and promptly. Complaints will be timely investigated by the organizers or a third party on their behalf.
The organizers will 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 expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.
(Modified from http://confcodeofconduct.com/).