Updated: February 1st, 2017
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at Macstock Conference & Expo (“Macstock”) are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.
Simply put: Be considerate and respectful of others.
If you have questions about our Code of Conduct, please Contact Us.
The Quick Version
Macstock 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, nationality, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of Macstock participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any Macstock venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Macstock participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the Macstock organizers.
The Less Quick Version
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, nationality, race, religion, 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 behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, Macstock organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference 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 Macstock staff immediately. Macstock staff can be identified as they’ll be wearing branded t-shirts with “STAFF” on the back.
Macstock 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 conference. We value your attendance!
We expect all participants to follow these rules at all Macstock venues and conference-related social events.