We want all our events to offer a positive and safe environment for all attendees. We know that diverse representation at events ultimately creates a stronger community.
We follow a Code of Conduct for all our events in order to create the best experience possible for all attendees. Before you participate in a TECHSPO event, please review the Code of Conduct below.
TECHSPO also supports the Diversity Charter (https://diversitycharter.org/), a commitment to our best faith effort to make all our events diverse.
TECHSPO is dedicated to providing an inclusive and harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. TECHSPO Events are working exhibitions intended for professional networking and collaboration in the community. They exist to encourage the open exchange of ideas and expression and require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group. While at TECHSPO Exhibitions or related ancillary or social events, any participants, including members, speakers, attendees, volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, booth staff and anyone else, should not engage in harassment in any form.
This Code of Conduct may be revised at any time by TECHSPO and the terms are non-negotiable. Your registration for or attendance at any TECHSPO Event indicates your agreement to abide by this policy and its terms.
All event participants are expected to behave in accordance with professional standards, with both this Code of Conduct as well as their respective employer’s policies & TECHSPO’s policies governing appropriate workplace behavior, and applicable laws.
Harassment will not be tolerated in any form, including but not limited to harassment based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or any other status protected by laws in which the exhibition or program is being held.
Harassment includes the use of abusive, offensive, or degrading language, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, sexual imagery and unwelcome sexual advances or request for sexual favors. Any report of harassment at one of our events will be addressed immediately. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Anyone who witnesses or is subjected to unacceptable behavior should notify an event organizer at once.
Exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material in their booths and must refrain from the use of sexualized clothing, uniforms, costumes, or otherwise creating a sexualized environment. Speakers should not use sexual language, images, or any language or images that could constitute harassment as defined above in their talks.
Individuals who participate (or plan to participate) in TECHSPO Exhibitions should conduct themselves at all times in a manner that comports with both the letter and spirit of this policy prohibiting harassment and abusive behavior, whether before, during, or after the event. This includes statements made in social media postings, on-line publications, text messages, and all other forms of electronic communication.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate depending on the circumstances, ranging from issuance of a warning to the offending individual to expulsion from the conference with no refund. TECHSPO reserves the right to exclude any participant found to be engaging in harassing behavior from participating in any further TECHSPO events, trainings or other activities.
If a participant (or individual wishing to participate in a TECHSPO event), through postings on social media or other online publications or another form of electronic communication, engages in conduct that violates this policy, whether before, during or after a TECHSPO event, TECHSPO may take appropriate corrective action, which could include imposing a temporary or permanent ban on an individual’s participation in future TECHSPO events.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns relating to harassment, please contact a member of the event staff immediately. Event staff can be identified by staff badges onsite, and an organizer can be found at the event registration counter at any time.