Offensive or unwelcome comments, including epithets, slurs, negative stereotyping, and discriminatory remarks disguised as humor, based on gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, or physical appearance;
Distribution, display, or discussion of written or graphic material that ridicules, insults, or shows hostility or disrespect toward an individual or group because of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, or physical appearance;
Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent;
Deliberate misgendering or use of rejected names;
Intimidation or silencing, including sustained and deliberate disruption of discussion;
Threats of violence or incitement of violence, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm;
Stalking or following, including repeated one-on-one communication despite requests to cease, continued communications with the intent to harass, annoy, or alarm, unwanted photography or recording, and tracking and logging online activity without consent;
Failure to safeguard confidential or privately shared information, including publication of private communication without consent;
Unwelcome sexual attention, including innuendoes, suggestive comments, jokes of a sexual nature, sexual propositions, lewd remarks and obscene gestures, and requests for sexual favors (including repeated and unwelcome requests for dates);
Distribution, display, or discussion of any sexually suggestive written or graphic material, including emails, photos, text messages, and tweets, that is gratuitous, off-topic, or shows hostility or disrespect toward an individual or group;
Unwelcome physical contact including inappropriate touching, tickling, pinching, petting, brushing up against, hugging, cornering, kissing, fondling, and forced sexual intercourse or assault.
Attempts at intimidation, retaliation or retribution to someone who has:
Filed or responded to a report of discrimination or harassment.
Appeared as a witness in the processing of a report.
Served as a coordinator of a report.
Encourage, support or assist violations of the Codes of Conduct (in-person and online).
If asked to provide a username before you are admitted into a live event, you must use your full name to identify yourself. If you enter an event with a slang name i.e. Tiger123 or User 1, you will be asked to change your name.
Unless you are asked to turn your microphone on to participate, please ensure your microphone is on mute to avoid unwanted noise.
If provided with an opportunity to speak or ask questions, please refrain from using explicit language, slang or any terms that can be deemed offensive.
If you are permitted to turn on your camera ensure that you are dressed appropriately, you are facing the camera, have good lighting, are visible with an appropriate background.
We want our online events to be safe spaces for speakers and attendees. Harassment, bullying and hate of any kind is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. If you are found in breach of this, you will be ejected from the event.