The purpose of this code of conduct is to provide a safe, positive, harassment-free learning environment for event attendees. All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct as part of their conference registration. We appreciate your support in creating an open and welcoming environment in which the exchange of ideas is vibrant and respectful.

Event participants violating this code may be expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of conference organizers and may also be barred from future events.

What is harassment

Harassment includes verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to and including gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, physical appearance, race, age, or religion; sexual language and imagery in public spaces, including talks; deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. These behaviours include interactions in person and online.

Expected behaviour

The following behaviours are expected of all community members:

  • Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behaviour and speech.
  • Include trigger warning for topics that may elicit strong, negative emotions.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns about code of conduct violations, please contact an event volunteer immediately. Please note that anonymity will be maintained as much as possible but may be compromised if action is required. Consequences for violations of the code of conduct will be appropriate to the incident and may result in expulsion from this and future BCcampus events.

Please contact us if you have any questions.