The Turing Festival is committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants — including speakers, sponsors and exhibitors — violating these rules may be sanctioned or removed from the event, without a refund, at the discretion of the organisers.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
- Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion
- Sexual images in public spaces
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
- Harassing photography or recording
- Sustained disruption of talks or other events
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Unwelcome sexual attention
- Advocating for or encouraging any of the above behaviour
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. We expect participants to abide by this code of conduct at all Turing Festival venues and Festival-related social activities.
If you are being harassed, or witness harassment of someone else, please contact a member of the Turing Festival staff immediately. Staff members are readily identifiable by their ‘Turing’ t-shirts, and will immediately contact one of the Festival organisers to handle incidents. You can also make a report directly to the organisers (see contact details below.)
Organiser contact details
This anti-harassment policy is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers: http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_anti-harassment