Srvision and Trends in Tooling Conference Code of Conduct
Srvision and Trends in Tooling are nice and friendly places where we want all of you to feel safe and welcome. Even though we know you are intelligent and well-intended people and we know that none of this is probably new to you, we just want to make it very clear that harassment or bullying in any form have no place at these events. Appreciate each other’s differences- everything less is just boring.
Speaking your mind is appreciated and encouraged at these events, but don’t forget to listen to each other too. You’re encouraged to debate, have discussions and to build upon the other’s insights, knowledge, and experience, but don’t let frustration get the best of you. Focus on what’s relevant, not on personality traits. Even if you think someone’s opinion is absolute nonsense, that person’s haircut is not relevant to any of that at all.
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.
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 organisers. Severe breaches of this Conference Code of Conduct may result in disqualification from participating in future events.
- Be kind and considerate. Respect personal space and common courtesy rules for personal interaction.
- Be mindful of others around you to ensure a great experience for your fellow participants.
- Refrain from displaying any demeaning, harassing, aggressive, or intimidating materials or behaviour.
- Dress and behave in a professional manner.
- Do not damage private or communal property.
- Obey the rules and regulations of the venue.
- Promptly report any behaviour that makes you or others feel uncomfortable to the nearest Crewmember or representative.
Please contact one of the crew members during the day or email@example.com upfront.
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 behaviour 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 behaviour, 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 clothing and/or badges.
We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.