Agile and Beyond 2017 Code of Conduct
All attendees, speakers, sponsors, volunteers and guests at Agile and Beyond 2107 are required to comply with this code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe and supportive environment for everybody.
In short, treat people the way you wish to be treated.
You have our contact details in the emails we've sent and you’ll be able to find us, we’re the ones wearing the Blue polo shirts with conference logo. If you don’t feel that you can, or would rather not approach us please reach out to us at info at agileandbeyond dot com
The Quick Version
Our conference is dedicated exploring ideas. To do so, we must provide a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form - at all, at any time.
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 organisers.
If you have to ask, the answer is probably no. When in doubt, don’t do it.
The Less Quick Version
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, 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 closeness or contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any intimidating or harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, contexts, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.
We will not allow so-called “booth babes” as they are inappropriate in all circumstances.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference 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 conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing the blue polo shirts with Agile and Beyond (AB) conference branding.
Conference staff will be happy to assist participants in any way, including: contacting venue security; local police; providing escorts to or from events; or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment. We will do whatever is possible for attendees to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your presence at the conference, and we strive to ensure a positive environment for everyone.
We expect participants to follow these policies at all conference events and in all conference venues, including talks and workshops, during breaks, and at any conference-related social events.
Please enjoy yourself at Agile and Beyond 2017. Let others do the same