Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this policy throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Short Version

Our conference 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 conference participants in any form.

Long Version

Harassment includes, but is not limited to, the following actions:

  • Offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), and technology choices;
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following;
  • Harassing photography or recording practices;
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events;
  • Inappropriate physical contact; and
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.

Be kind to others. Do not insult, put down, or mock other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for the conference.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant continues to engage 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.

Reporting

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. They can be identified by their badge ribbons.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants notify MIT security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value you and your attendance.