Web Directions: Event Code of Conduct

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

tl;dr: Don’t be a Jerk

Need Help?

The organisers of the event are John Allsopp (john@​webdirections.​org, @johnallsopp) and Rosemary Allsopp (rosemary@​webdirections.​org) . You will find one of us, or someone who knows where we are, at the info/​registration desk at any event.

The Quick Version

Our event is dedicated to providing a harassment-​free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any event, including talks, workshops, parties, or via Twitter and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event, and refused entry to further events, without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, 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 event organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund, and barring offender from future events.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact John Allsopp, or Rosemary Allsopp immediately. As above, you will find us via the info/​registration desk at the event.

We will be happy to 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 value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all venues for all our events, whether they be conference, workshop or social.

Attribution

Adopted from The Conference Code of Conduct.