Our commitment is to ensure a workshop environment free from harassment for all participants, irrespective of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, or any other features that may be possible sources of harassment. We do not tolerate any form of harassment towards participants, other attendees, organisers, or staff in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Participants found to be in violation of these guidelines may face sanctions or expulsion from the workshop, with no refund, at the discretion of the organizers.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion.
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
Any form of (non-)verbal or physical behaviour that has the intent or effect of impacting a person’s dignitiy or creating an unsafe situation
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to implement measures necessary to maintain a welcoming atmosphere for all attendees. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.
Event organizers may take action to address anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or creating a hostile environment for participants.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all event-related activities and locations. Compliance with these rules is encouraged even beyond event activities!
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. 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.
You can make a report either personally or anonymously.
You can make an anonymous report here.
We can’t follow up an anonymous report with you directly, but we will fully investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.
You can make a personal report by contacting one of the organizers.
When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other organizers 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 hotel/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.
General co-chairs’ email addresses:
Local law enforcement: Call 0900-8844
Emergency: Call 112