Code of Conduct

CultureCon will be a safe environment for all attendees. We will not tolerate intimidation, harassment, personal abuse, discrimination, personal derogatory or demeaning conduct. This includes in your online behaviour as well as during attendance, whether directed at an individual or against some group defined by immaterial factors.

To be clear: harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact and unwelcome sexual attention.

However a safe environment does not mean an insular bubble of perfect agreement. You may be challenged by things people say or disagree with a practice, attitude or technology being presented or discussed. Participants are expected : To actively listen to each other; not to mount defences by attacking any person or their capabilities; to engage with the ideas; and, to accept that there are different perspectives - which when understood collectively can help us all.

If a participant engages in behaviour that violates this Code of Conduct, or invites serious complaint with any behaviour not precisely covered by this Code of Conduct, the event organisers will take the appropriate action. If anyone at the conference violates this code of Conduct they shall be advised and warned. If the violation of this Code of Conduct is repeated or intentional that person will be asked to leave. As organisers may not be present in every conversation and situation, participants should bring any complaint to their attention at the earliest opportunity.