Event Code of Conduct
The primary goal of HEDW is to ensure a conducive environment for learning and sharing that fosters collaboration and openness and the exchange of ideas and knowledge amongst participants As such, this HEDW Event Code of Conduct applies to all persons at HEDW Events regardless of whether the event is virtual or in-person and regardless of whether the person is a presenter, attendee, sponsor or guest.
By participating in a HEDW event, you agree to adhere to this Code of Conduct for the duration of the entire event. The event organizers reserve the right to take appropriate action, including warning, expulsion, or reporting to relevant authorities, in response to any violations of this code of conduct. In the case of expulsion, no refund of any event fees will be given. Violators may also be restricted from future HEDW events. All participants are encouraged to report any violations to event staff.
Respect and Inclusivity:
- Treat all event participants with respect, regardless of their background, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or any other characteristic.
- Create an inclusive and welcoming environment where everyone feels valued and safe to express their ideas and opinions.
- Do not engage in any form of harassment, including but not limited to verbal, physical, or sexual harassment.
- Be mindful of personal boundaries and obtain consent before engaging in any physical contact with other participants.
- Listen actively and respectfully to others, allowing them to express their viewpoints without interruption or judgment.
- Engage in social activities responsibly and respectfully, being mindful of others' comfort levels and personal boundaries.
- Maintain a professional demeanor throughout the event, both during sessions and informal interactions.
- Avoid engaging in disruptive or offensive behavior that could detract from the experience for others.
- Obtain appropriate permissions when using or referencing others' work, ensuring proper credit is given.
- Respect intellectual property rights by properly attributing ideas, research, and any other materials shared by fellow participants.
- Report any incidents or concerns related to safety, security, or misconduct to the event organizers or designated staff members.
- Comply with any safety protocols, rules, or guidelines outlined by the event venue and organizers.
- Abide by all applicable laws and regulations during the event, including those related to intellectual property, data protection, and privacy.
- Adhere to the event policies and guidelines provided by the organizers.