Code of Conduct

We will not tolerate harassment of the people at our convention in any form.  Everyone is entitled to a harassment-free convention experience, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, race, national origin, or religion.

Harassment includes but is not limited to inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, offensive verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking or following someone, making harassing photography or recordings, and disrupting talks or other events.  Anyone asked to stop any harassing behavior is expected to comply immediately.  A request to “stop” or “go away” means exactly that.  If anyone engages in harassing behavior, the convention committee may warn the offender, remove the offender from the room, or expel the offender from the convention with no refund, at the Chairs’ discretion.

If you feel that you are being discriminated against or harassed, or if you notice someone violating hotel or convention policies, we respectfully suggest the following:

  1. If you feel comfortable doing so, point out the inappropriate behavior to the persons involved.  Often this will solve the problem immediately.
  2. If you do not feel comfortable talking with the persons involved or if talking to them does not resolve the issue, please report the situation immediately to a Convention Committee member, or Operations Staff.  Try to provide a name, badge name, badge number, and/or physical description of the persons involved.
  3. In order to take action, we need to know about any incidents during the event.