All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout every event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.
Be excellent with each other.
Please contact us via email or twitter and we'll do our best to address your concerns.
On the days of our Events, talk to anyone wearing Geekstone T-shirt.
The Quick Version
Our events are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the organizers.
The Less Quick Version
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, 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 are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use inappropriate images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexual clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexual environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of staff immediately. Staff can be identified as they'll be wearing branded Geekstone t-shirts.
The 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.
We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.