Code of Conduct

At HelloMeets, we love offline events. Why? Because they’re fun, help us learn, provide great networking opportunities, and boost collaboration in the community. It’s really important for us that each person coming to our events has a positive experience. That’s why all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the events.

We expect: all delegates, attendees, speakers, organizers and volunteers at any HelloMeets event to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. So be nice. Be cool and everyone’s happy!

To make clear what is expected, all delegates/attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers and volunteers at any HelloMeets event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct.

Short Version

HelloMeets is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of the participants in any form.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual and other exclusionary language and imagery is not appropriate for any event.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees/speakers/volunteers. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for HelloMeets.

Attendees, sponsors, speakers, and staff violating these rules may be asked to leave the event/workshop without a refund at the sole discretion of the organizers.

Thank you for helping make our events welcoming & friendly for all.

The Longer Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors, exhibits, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Staff, including volunteers, should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Excessive swearing and offensive language are not appropriate for HelloMeets.

If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund.