All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our event 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.
Our event is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any business event, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event and may be banned from future events at the discretion of the event organisers.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical or virtual contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised 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 event and may be banned from future events.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of event staff immediately. Event staff can be identified as they'll be hosts or co-hosts on Zoom, and their contact details are listed below.
Ruth Cheesley - Event Organiser & ISSBA Vice Chair
P: +44 (0) 7308 164475
Merie Sennett - Event Organiser
P: +44 (0) 7810 370141
Graham Barton - ISSBA Chair
P: +44 (0) 7976 685746
Francis Pledger - ISSBA Vice Chair
P: +44 (0) 7813 081348
Event staff will be happy to help participants contact law enforcement and otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.
We expect participants to follow these rules at the event and during conference-related social events.
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