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.

BCcampus is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, age or religion. Harassment of any kind is not acceptable. Event participants violating these rules 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, disability, physical appearance, race, age or religion; sexual language and imagery in public spaces, including talks; deliberate intimidation; stalking; 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 behavior and speech.
  • Topics that will elicit strong, negative emotions will include trigger warnings.

Unacceptable behaviour

The following behaviours are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community:

  • Sustained disruption of community events, including talks and presentations.
  • Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person or groups of people.
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material.
  • Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information.
  • Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, physical appearance, race, religion or disability.
  • Inappropriate photography or recording.
  • Inappropriate and/or unwanted physical contact.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes sexualized comments or jokes, inappropriate touching, groping and unwelcome sexual advances.
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in-person).
  • Advocating for or encouraging any of the above behaviours.

We are currently being trained in how to handle incident reports. Once the training is complete we will post information on consequences of unacceptable behaviour, reporting and how incidents will be handled.

Please contact us if you have any questions.