At IODC, we assume that most people are intelligent and well-intended, and we’re not inclined to tell people what to do. However, we want every IODC conference to be a safe and productive environment for everyone. To that end, this code of conduct spells out the behavior we support and don’t support at conferences. The core of our approach is this:
We don’t condone harassment or offensive behavior at our conference venues or anywhere.
We’re voicing our strong, unequivocal support of appropriate behavior by all participants at technical events, including all IODC events
We invite you to help us make each IODC conference a place that is welcoming and respectful to all participants, regardless of race, gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, national origin, ethnicity, or religion. So that everyone can focus on the conference itself, and the great networking and community richness that happens when we get together in person, we will not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.
Examples of harassment include offensive comments, verbal threats or demands, sexualized images in public spaces, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions or events, and unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention. Harassment also includes slights and negative messages, both unintended and intentional, based solely on appearance .
We expect all participants to follow the Code of Conduct during the conference. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Please bring any concerns to the immediate attention of the event staff, or contact our Conference VP, at firstname.lastname@example.org . We thank our participants for your help in keeping the event welcoming, respectful and friendly to all participants.