Community Code of Conduct

We have developed this community code of conduct to actively set expectations for the LAST community and to promote safety and inclusiveness for all participants.

Last review: May 9, 2018

Everyone participating in the LAST Conference Melbourne community—including, but not limited to the LAST Conference Melbourne event and LAST Conference online channels—is required to agree to the following code of conduct. This includes all contributors/participants, session leaders/speakers, supporters, and volunteers.

LAST Conference organisers will enforce this code during its events and throughout the year. We expect cooperation from everyone to promote and sustain a safe, diverse, and welcoming environment.

The short version

LAST Conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

Sexist, racist, discriminatory, or harassing language and imagery is not appropriate in the LAST Conference  community, in person or online. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the LAST Conference, online channels (e.g Slack), and all future events without a refund at the discretion of LAST Conference organizers.

The longer version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, 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 behaviour are required to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in any of the aforementioned behaviour, LAST Conference may take any action they deem appropriate, from warning the offender to immediately expelling the offender with no refund.

Photography policy

In 2018, we are introducing a photography comfort policy. We understand that not everyone is comfortable with their photo being taken, for a variety of reasons.

You will be given a way of distinguishing whether you are OK to be photographed, would like to be asked first, or would not like to be photographed at the event. Please indicate this when you register and you will receive a colourful identifier, when you sign in at the event.

If you do not wish to appear in photos, we will take all reasonable measures to not publish any photos taken at the event that are close up or where you are easily identifiable. If you are inadvertently included in a group photo or a wide shot, we will take every reasonable measure to obscure you, or remove the photo or photos.

Reporting and Enforcement

If you feel you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organizer or volunteer. If you can’t or don’t wish to speak in person, or prefer to talk privately or electronically, contact us info@LASTConference.com or by direct message in Slack or Twitter.

All reports will be handled in the strictest confidence.

At a LAST Conference event—contact LAST Conference organisers, a or an LAST Conference volunteer (identified by a event staff t-shirt) immediately. LAST Conference staff will be happy to help assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event.

Thanks

This document was based on the Code of Conduct from XOXO Conference, which was in turn inspired by the work of JSConf, Geek Feminism, confcodeofconduct.com, and inspired by resources provided by Ashe Dryden.

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