Anti-Harassment Policy

Playground is dedicated to providing a safer conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference [without a refund] at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments, related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Some attendees will be wearing identification that says they are not participating in photo or video recordings.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. All exhibitors, sponsors, and volunteers are also subject to the anti-harassment policy.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the conference 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 conference staff immediately by coming to the information booth at registration or one of our volunteers who will be throughout the venue.

Conference staff / volunteers will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safer for the duration of the conference.

We value your attendance and appreciate your cooperation with this policy.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all Playground-related sessions and social events.

This anti-harassment policy is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers.