Vonage Campus 2019 Code of Conduct

1. Purpose

Vonage Campus is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of Vonage Campus participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate to use at the conference venue, during talks and workshops, at parties, on Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference.

2. Scope

We expect all Vonage Campus participants (contributors, paid or otherwise; sponsors; and guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct in all conference venues - online and in-person - as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to Vonage Campus business for the full duration of the conference.

3. Expected Behavior

  • Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of Vonage Campus.
  • Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
  • Attempt collaboration before conflict.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert the Vonage Campus organizers if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.

4. Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior includes: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant in the Vonage Campus community online, at all related events and in one-on-one communications carried out in the context of Vonage Campus. Vonage Campus event venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.

Harassment includes: harmful or prejudicial verbal or written 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.

5. Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior from any attendee or other participant, including sponsors, speakers, and those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the event without warning.

6. If You Witness or Are Subject to Unacceptable Behavior

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a Vonage Campus organizer as soon as possible.

Additionally, Vonage Campus organizers are available to help community members engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behavior feel safe. In the context of in-person events, Vonage will also provide escorts as desired by the person experiencing distress.

7. Addressing Grievances

If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify a Vonage Campus organizer with a concise description of your grievance. Your grievance will be handled in accordance with our existing governing policies.

8. Contact Information

Conference Organizers E-Mail: vonagecampus@kcimanagement.com

9. License and Attribution

This Code of Conduct is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license and is derived from the pdx.rb code of conduct.