Code of conduct
Good Tech Conf is dedicated to providing a safe experience for everyone, regardless of Gender, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Physical Appearance, Body Size, Age, Race, Religion, Neuro(a)typicality, Political Affiliation.
Addendees shall not dimininish the dignity or erase the identity of any person through language, rethorical device, or any other means.
- Referring to any person using terminology which marginalizes them or their group.
- Descriving any person, present or otherwise using language which is mocking or derisive of another group
Addendees shall endeavor to express their feelings in an emotionally-intelligent manner whenever possible. We each have agency over our thoughts, feelings, and perceptions. Take the time to understand the difference between these and objective reality, especially when Communicating with other addendees.
Exercise Emotional Intelligence By
- Making “I feel” statements, especially in times of frustration or stress.
- Describing internal perceptions and emotions rather than misrepresenting them as objective facts.
- Make an effort to qualify statements as being from your perspective – “In my view”, “I suspect”, or make an “I feel” statement.
- When you feel that you can’t articulate your thoughts and feelings sufficiently, make clear and concise statements such as “I need space”, to indicate to other addendees you are anxious or overwhelmed.
- When you see someone struggling, give them space. Make time later to affirm their feelings, and their humanity.
Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Addendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or removed at the sole discretion of the organizers.
Good Tech Conf prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. We reserve the right for the duty officer to abtain from action on complaints regarding:
- ‘Reverse’ -isms, including ‘reverse racism,’ ‘reverse sexism,’ and ‘cisphobia’
- Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as “leave me alone,” “go away,” or “I’m not discussing this with you.”
- Communicating in a ‘tone’ you don’t find congenial
- Criticizing racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behavior or assumptions