Code of Conduct

Updated October 2020

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 expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Need Help during the Virtual Conference?

Please reach out to Joan Breen (Welfare Officer) on the Hopin platform via direct message, if she is unavailable please reach out to any of the committee members

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 the conference, including during virtual networking, any of the chat facilities on the hosting platform, talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference 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, unwelcome attempts at recruitment, 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.

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 clothing and/or badges at the venue and online please contact Joan Breen on the Hopin platform directly.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference either at the recording venue or virtually. We value your attendance.

For the virtual conference there will be online chat facilites and virtual networking available which we would love you to use but please adhere to the following posting guidelines

  • No multi-level marketing
  • No self-promo
  • No spam
  • No backseat presenting "you shoulda done this"
  • No links to anything inappropriate, other streaming platforms etc.
  • No hate speach
Each talk with have a moderator for the chat discussion and all chat communications (except private Direct Messages) will be monitored throughout the conference.

We expect participants to follow these rules during the conference and workshops and conference-related social events.