Code of Conduct
IDRH is dedicated to providing a safe and productive environment for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion in any form. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments, sexualized and or discriminatory 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.
Harassment is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks and workshops. This policy extends to Twitter and other social media spaces. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact one of the conference organizers. Organizers can be identified by their name badges, and will help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the Forum.
Bottom line: be respectful. Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behavior and poor manners. It’s important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one.
We value your experience and invite you to help us make the DH Forum a place that is welcoming and respectful to all participants.