All attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors (also booth staff & volunteers), volunteers and the Joint Futures team & organisers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
If you have any questions or need to report a violation or raise a concern to the organisers, please reach out immediately via the contact form (will be added close to the event), twitter (@jointfutures), or the Joint Futures slack (open only to participants, partners, organizers of the event). Provided to every participant, there’s a Joint Futures care package that has detailed information of the conference organiser team. Joint Futures has a staff team dedicated to this.
THE QUICK VERSION
Joint Futures is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, immigration status, marital status, ethnicity, education level or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. This also includes differences in approaches/opinions and preferences regarding technology. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.
THE LESSER QUICK VERSION
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
- Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, immigration status, marital status, ethnicity, education level or religion.
- Verbal comments that are negative towards differences in approaches/opinions and preferences regarding technology
- Sexual images in public spaces
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
- Harassing photography or recording
- Sustained disruption of talks or other events
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Unwelcome sexual attention
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, event organisers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.
Event organisers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants. We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities. We think people should follow these rules outside event activities too!
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Conference staff can be identified by t-shirts/special badges. In the attendee care package sent to your email, you will find detailed info on the Joint Futures team & organizers. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy at our event. People like you make our event a better place. You can make a personal report by:
- Calling or messaging the conference phone number: The phone number is provided close to the event date. This phone number will be continuously monitored for the duration of the event.
- Sending a message through the Joint Futures Slack. In your attendee care package you will find detailed information of the staff members.
- Sending a message through Social Media channels. We will be monitoring our social media channels at all times during the event hours (twitter - @jointfutures, facebook - Joint Futures)
- Contacting a staff member, identified by STAFF badges, or shirts.
When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other event staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we’ll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we’ll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You won’t be asked to confront anyone and we won’t tell anyone who you are.
Our team will be happy to help you contact hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.
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