We welcome and support people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to, people of any sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, social and economic class, educational level, colour, immigration status, sex, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.
Please show respect to everyone in and around the Event Venue. This is not exclusively for people attending the Event but also members of the public and venue Staff who may be in and around the venue. Not all of us will agree with each other all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for disrespectful behaviour and manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. An environment where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive or creative one.
We are a community of professionals, and we conduct ourselves professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other participants. Harassment and other exclusionary behaviour aren’t acceptable. In general, if someone asks you to stop something, then stop.
This includes, but is not limited to:
If you think someone has violated our code of conduct —even if you were not directly involved, like you just overheard a conversation— please:
But please give people the benefit of doubt. If there is even a slight chance that this was a misunderstanding (e.g. the person did not speak in their native language, and did not find the right words), try to sort it out in a friendly, constructive way. When we learn about a CoC violations, organisers will hear both sides, and then take action we deem appropriate, such as: