Killscreen Code of Conduct
All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at our conference and workshops are required to agree with the following code of conduct in all interactions, public or private. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help to ensure a safe environment for everybody.
tl;dr: Be nice to everyone!
You have our contact details in the emails we’ve sent. But just in case, email email@example.com if you have any questions.
The Quick Version
Our conference and workshops are dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter, and other online media, unless explicitly authorized by Killscreen organizers.
Conference and workshop participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the event organizers.
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, 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.
Here’s the exception: Discussion or images related to sex, pornography, discriminatory language, or similar is welcome if it meets all of the following criteria:
- The organizers have specifically granted permission in writing.
- It is necessary to the topic of discussion and no alternative exists.
- It is presented in a respectful manner.
- Attendees are warned in advance and respectfully given ample warning and opportunity to leave beforehand.
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 sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes or otherwise create a sexualized environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event 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 event staff immediately. event staff can be identified as they’ll be wearing branded t-shirts.
event 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 event. We value your attendance.
We expect participants to follow these rules at event and workshop venues and event-related social events.
This document was based on the work of JSConf, Geek Feminism, confcodeofconduct.com, and inspired by resources provided by Ashe Dryden. Thanks to XOXO Fest for inspiration and some language.
Please help by translating or improving: http://github.com/leftlogic/confcodeofconduct.com
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