This set of rules must be followed throughout the entire event, both at the conference and other conference-related social events.
We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks and workshops. Conference participants violating these rules may be expelled from the conference. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, 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 contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.
Exhibitors in the sponsor booths and speakers or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors and speakers should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes or otherwise create a sexualized environment. If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, 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 by their t-shirts.