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AdieCon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.

The Short Version

The Full Policy

AdieCon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Expected Behavior

 

The following behaviors are expected and requested of all conference participants:

 

  • Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.

  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.

  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert conference staff if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct.

Unacceptable Behavior

 

The following behaviors are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community:

 

  • Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person

  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language

  • Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material

  • Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information ("doxing")

  • Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability

  • Inappropriate photography or recording

  • Inappropriate physical contact. You should have someone’s consent before touching them in any way

  • Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes sexualized comments or jokes, inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcome sexual advances

  • Intimidation, stalking, or following (online or in person)

  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior

  • Sustained disruption of community events, including talks and presentations

 

Harassment

 

We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

 

Sponsors are subject to the Code of Conduct. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff, including volunteers, should not wear sexualized clothing, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

 

No weapons of any kind are allowed at AdieCon.

 

  • Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion (or lack thereof).

  • Sexual images in public spaces

  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following

  • Harassing photography or recording

  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events

  • Inappropriate physical contact

  • Unwelcome sexual attention

  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior

 

Enforcement

 

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy.

 

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference.

 

Event organizers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.

 

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities.

 

Reporting

 

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Conference staff can be identified by staff ribbons. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy at our event. People like you make our event a better place.

 

When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other event staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we'll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we'll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You won't be asked to confront anyone and we won't tell anyone who you are.

 

Our team will be happy to help you contact venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

 

Local Resources


 

Sources and inspiration for this code of conduct:

https://geekfeminism.wikia.org/wiki/Conference_anti-harassment/Policy

https://www.osfeels.com/conduct