Please Note:  Content Academy has a history of high-quality events with very minimal need for a code of conduct.  As a precaution, here’s is our code of conduct policy.  Subject to change without notice.

1. Purpose

Content Academy believes our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity, religion or level of proficiency.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

We invite all sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other participants to help us realize a safe and positive event experience for everyone.

2. Group Citizenship

A supplemental goal of this code of conduct is to increase group citizenship by encouraging participants to recognize and strengthen the relationships between what we do and the community at large.

If you see someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming, friendly, and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, we want to know.

3. Expected Behavior

  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert event organizers if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
  • Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you help to create a great Content Academy experience by making it great for you and others.

4. Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, ghosting, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any attendees of Content Academy and related events. All venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.

Harassment includes: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

5. Consequences Of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated whether by other attendees, organizers, venue staff, sponsors, or other patrons of venues.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the event, or group, without warning or refund.

6. What To Do If You Witness Or Are Subject To Unacceptable Behavior

If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify Content Academy as soon as possible.

The Content Academy team will be available to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, to provide escorts, or to otherwise assist those experiencing unacceptable behavior to feel safe for the duration of the event.

7. Scope

We expect all participants (users, sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other guests) to abide by this code of conduct at all venues and social events.

8. Contact Information

Content Academy: [email protected]

9. License And Attribution

This Code of Conduct is a direct swipe from the awesome work of Open Source Bridge, but with our information substituted. The original is available at http://opensourcebridge.org/about/code-of-conduct/ and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

 

Updated: January 6, 2020