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CONFERENCE CODE OF CONDUCT

All attendees, speakers and sponsors at the European Women in Games Conference are required to comply with the following Code of Conduct.

Women in Games WIGJ is an organisation dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusivity in the games industry and the European Women in Games Conference is an event that is committed to reflecting these values and providing a positive and empowering experience for everyone, regardless of matters such as (but not limited to) gender, sexuality, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion. WIGJ does not condone any form of harassment.

With this in mind we ask that all of our speakers and sponsors refrain from using language or imagery that is not appropriate or does not promote an inclusive, positive environment for all attendees.

Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at the event, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference with no refund at the discretion of the conference organisers. If, exceptionally, there is a reason why you feel this is necessary in the context of your specific talk or workshop please contact the organisers at the email address below in advance of the event, so that this can be considered.

CONTACT FOR HELP:

Contact the organisers at: conference AT womeningames DOT org

Code of Conduct in Detail

1. For the purposes of this Code of Conduct, harassment includes, but is not limited to, offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion and technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and/or unwelcome sexual attention.

2. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

3. Sponsors are also subject to this anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other such material. Exhibitor/booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

4. If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund of any applicable fees such as ticket/registration fees.

5. 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. Conference staff can be identified as they’ll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges.

6. Conference staff will be happy to 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 conference. We value your attendance.

7. We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and at conference-related social events.