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Code of Conduct

AwesomeConf 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 organizers.

Please treat your fellow AwesomeConf participants with respect, regardless of the context you’re interacting with them.

Harassment is not appropriate for any conference venue. We expect all AwesomeConf participants to follow the Code of Conduct during the conference. This includes conference-related social events at off-site locations, and in related online communities and social media. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Conference participants violating this Code of Conduct may be expelled from the conference without a refund, and/or banned from future AwesomeConf events, at the discretion of AwesomeConf

Examples of harassment include offensive comments, verbal threats or demands, sexualized images or language in public spaces, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions or events, and unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention. Speaker presentations fall under this category and should not use images or examples that would violate the code of conduct. AwesomeConf participants must remember that AwesomeConf organizers and volunteers are not trained conflict resolution specialists, nor are they security or law enforcement. AwesomeConf organizers and volunteers will immediately escalate issues around safety, violence, or similar situations to event venue staff or law enforcement. For the protection of AwesomeConf participants, AwesomeConf will never put its organizers or volunteers in the position of trying to assess whether or not an incident merits escalation. If there is any doubt, we will escalate incidents to the appropriate agency immediately.

Incident Resolution

  • All AwesomeConf participants agree to treat each other with respect, regardless of whether you are in a session room or at the event venue facilities.
  • Simple disagreements should be resolved between the individuals concerned.
  • Harassment or more serious issues should be escalated to a AwesomeConf organizer or volunteer. That person will immediately contact a AwesomeConf Board member who has the responsibility to assist in resolution.
  • AwesomeConf participants suffering outright assault or extreme harassment should contact the event venue staff immediately, or a AwesomeConf organizer if they're nearby. That person will immediately escalate the issue to the event venue staff or law enforcement as appropriate.