Pacific Northwest
Scala Conference

October 19th and 20th, 2013 in Portland, OR

Code of Conduct

The Short Version

PNWScala 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, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language, innuendo, and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks.

Conference participants violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference without a refund at the sole discretion of the conference organizers.

The Long Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or 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 behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors and other exhibitors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors 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 behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events

Contact Information

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference staff immediately.

For any questions or concerns, please email the organizers at organizers@pnwscala.org. Phone number contacts for organizers and law enforcement will be available on this page during the event.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

License

This Code of Conduct was derived from the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers and the Conference Code of Conduct by https://us.pycon.org/2013/about/code-of-conduct/ and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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