CODE OF CONDUCT
WITIN Summit is a conference intended for empowerment, networking and collaboration
We value the participation of each member of the WITIN community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Thus, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the conference and at all conference events.
It is expected therefore that, all participants at any WITIN Summit event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.
Members of WITIN community are considerate, and respectful. Behaviours that reinforce these values contribute to a positive environment, and include:
- Focusing on what is best for the community. We’re respectful of the processes set forth in the community, and we work within them.
- Acknowledging time and effort. We’re respectful of the volunteer efforts that permeate the WITIN community. We’re thoughtful when addressing the efforts of others, keeping in mind that often times the labour was completed simply for the good of the community.
- Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences. We’re receptive to constructive comments and criticism, as the experiences and skill sets of other members contribute to the whole of our efforts.
- Showing empathy towards other community members. We’re attentive in our communications, whether in person or online, and we’re tactful when approaching differing views.
- Being considerate. Members of the community are considerate of their peers – other WITIN users.
- Being respectful. We’re respectful of others, their positions, their skills, their commitments, and their efforts.
- Gracefully accepting constructive criticism. When we disagree, we are courteous in raising our issues.
- Using welcoming and inclusive language. We’re accepting of all who wish to take part in our activities, fostering an environment where anyone can participate and everyone can make a difference.
Every member of our community has the right to have their identity respected. The WITIN community is dedicated to providing a positive experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, or religion (or lack thereof), education, or socio-economic status.
Examples of unacceptable behaviour by participants include:
- Harassment of any participants in any form
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
- Logging or taking screenshots of online activity for harassment purposes
- Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
- Violent threats or language directed against another person
- Incitement of violence or harassment towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
- Creating additional online accounts in order to harass another person or circumvent a ban
- Sexual language and imagery in online communities or in any conference venue, including talks
- Insults, put downs, or jokes that are based upon stereotypes, that are exclusionary, or that hold others up for ridicule
- Excessive swearing
- Unwelcome sexual attention or advances
- Unwelcome physical contact, including simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like “hug” or “backrub”) without consent or after a request to stop
- Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others
- Sustained disruption of online community discussions, in-person presentations, or other in-person events
- Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
- Other conduct that is inappropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds
Community members asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately.
No weapons are allowed at WITIN Summit or WITIN events in general. Weapons include but are not limited to explosives (including fireworks), guns, and large knives such as those used for hunting or display, as well as any other item used for the purpose of causing injury or harm to others. Anyone seen in possession of one of these items will be asked to leave immediately, and will only be allowed to return without the weapon.
If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the WITIN community Code of Conduct team may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the community and community events with no refund of event tickets..
Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly community for everyone.
WITIN Summit Events
This Code of Conduct applies to the following people at WITIN Summit:
- WITIN Summit and WITIN board members
- tutorial or workshop leaders
- poster presenters
- people invited to meetings or summits
- all attendees
The Code of Conduct applies in official venue event spaces, including:
- exhibit hall or vendor tabling area
- panel and presentation rooms
- hackathon or sprint rooms
- tutorial or workshop rooms
- poster session rooms
- summit or meeting rooms
- staff areas
- con suite
- meal areas
- party suites
- walkways, hallways, elevators, and stairs that connect any of the above spaces
The Code of Conduct applies to interactions with official event accounts on social media spaces and phone applications, including:
- comments made on official conference phone apps
- comments made on event video hosting services
- comments made on the official event hashtag or panel hashtags
Event organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.
WITIN Summit Online Spaces
This Code of Conduct applies to the following people in official WITIN Summit or WITIN online spaces:
- admins of the online space
- all community members
This Code of Conduct is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.