Participant Code of Conduct

  1. Purpose

    We (WordCamp Toronto 2014) believe that our community should be open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, preferred operating system, programming language, text editor, or IDE.

    This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behaviour as well as the consequences for unacceptable behaviour.

    We invite all sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other participants to help us realize a safe and positive conference experience for everyone.

  2. Expected Behaviour

    • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
    • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behaviour and speech.
    • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants.
    • Alert campus security & WordCamp organizers or volunteers if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
    • Participate in an honest and active way. In doing so, you help to create WordCamp Toronto and make it your own.
  3. Unacceptable Behaviour

    Unacceptable behaviours include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any attendees of WordCamp Toronto 2014 and related events. All WordCamp Toronto 2014 venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.

    Harassment includes: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

  4. Consequences Of Unacceptable Behaviour

    Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated whether by other attendees, organizers, venue staff, sponsors, or other patrons of WordCamp Toronto 2014 venues.

    Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behaviour is expected to comply immediately.

    If a participant engages in unacceptable behaviour, WordCamp organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the conference without warning or refund.

  5. What To Do If You Witness Or Are Subject To Unacceptable Behaviour

    If you are subject to unacceptable behaviour, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behaviour, or have any other concerns, please notify a conference organizer as soon as possible.

    The WordCamp Toronto team will be available to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, to provide escorts, or to otherwise assist those experiencing unacceptable behaviour to feel safe for the duration of the conference. Any volunteer can connect you with a conference organizer. You can also come to the registration desk and ask for the organizers.

  6. Scope

    We expect all conference participants (sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other guests) to abide by this code of conduct at all conference venues and conference-related social events.

  7. Contact Information

    Twitter: @wcyyz
    Emergency Phone: TBA

  8. License And Attribution

    This Code of Conduct is an amended version from Open Source Bridge, but with our event information substituted. The original is available at and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.