The purpose of this code of conduct is to provide a safe, harassment-free learning environment.

All event attendees, speakers, sponsors, organizers, and volunteers must agree with the BCcampus code of conduct as part of registration. Thank you for helping to co-create a learning environment where the exchange of ideas is vibrant, respectful, and free of harassment.

Anyone violating the code may be expelled from current and future events, without a refund, at the discretion of the organizers.

What is harassment?

Harassment includes behaviours (in person or online) such as:

  • Offensive verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to and including gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, or religion
  • Sexual language and imagery in event spaces, including talks, social events, and online media
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention

Expected behaviour

  1. Do not harass others (see above)
  2. Focus on impact, not intention. This includes considerations like offering warnings if forthcoming content or topics may be difficult
  3. Attempt collaboration before conflict

If you are being harassed or notice that someone else is being harassed, please contact an event organizer immediately via email or by heading to the registration desk. Anonymity will be maintained as much as possible, but may be compromised if action is required.

If you are interested in Codes of Conduct, here are some key people and resources that have helped us learn about and implement ours: