Code of Conduct

Rebase Conference Code of Conduct

Rebase is committed to providing an open environment for everyone. Be nice or go home. All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.

The Quick Version

Rebase is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Rebase attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, 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 sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

Consequences

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, Rebase organisers 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 the conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

Who to contact?

If you are the subject of any form of harassment at Rebase, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact one(or more) of the Rebase team:

  • Stephanie Francis - cloudsteph[at]gmail.com
  • Filip Szymczak -filipszymczak[at]gmail.com
  • Shane Moloney shanemoloney3[at]gmail.com
  • Geoffrey Keating - geoffreyjonkeating[at]gmail.com
  • Patrick Cusack -patrick.cusack[at]eachandother.com

If you are being harassed in any way at a conference event or have you any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing official Rebase t-shirts.

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

This document was based on the work of confcodeofconduct.com, XOXO and inspired by the Geek Feminism wiki. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.