Code of Conduct – BuzzConf BuzzConf

Code of Conduct

In Short

Be nice to each other!

BuzzConf is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference and festival experience for everyone, regardless of sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event, without a refund, at the discretion of the organizers.

In Full

Harassment includes verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

All participants, including sponsors and partners, are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Sponsor and partner staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event, with no refund. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event staff immediately.

Event staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all times and in all locations during the event and other BuzzConf-related events.

If you feel this Code of Conduct could be improved please let us know.

Contact Details

Email address for organizers: [email protected]
Phone number for conference security or organizers: +61 401 372 974
Ballan Police Station: +61 3 5368 1303
Emergency Services: 000
Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1800 806 292
Ballan Community Health Centre: +61 3 5366 7999
Ballan Hospital: +61 3 5368 1100
Ballan Taxis: 1800 246 806