Our conferences are created to be welcoming, friendly and accepting spaces. As such we expect everyone will behave accordingly but have created a code of conduct to ensure everyone in attendance can see easily and openly that we will not tolerate any behaviour that falls below an acceptable level.
Unacceptable behaviour includes intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any participant at our events or online communities including Twitter and other online media.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, race religion, disability, 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.
If a participant engages in behaviour that violates this code of conduct, the event organisers will take the appropriate action, including warning or expulsion from the conference with no refund.
If participants have any concerns, inform a member of the event organising team who will offer support in contacting the appropriate security and ensure required assistance is given.
We signed the diversity charter because an open, welcoming and safe event is a priority for us.
To find out more about the diversity charter, please visit diversitycharter.org