Mile High Agile 2018 is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion.
We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form, in any conference activity or venue.
Mile High Agile 2018 reserves the right to refuse admittance to or remove any person from an activity at any time at its sole discretion. Conference participants who violate this code of Conduct may also be expelled from the duration of the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.
We encourage all participants to help us create a welcoming and safe environment. Please contact any member of the conference staff to report any concerns, harassing behavior, or suspicious or disruptive activity. You will be connected with a conference Safety Officer, who will promptly take action to ensure safety.
If you feel unsafe or in imminent danger, please call 911 immediately.
If you are feeling harassed, notice someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact any member of the conference staff and ask for a Safety Officer.
Code of Conduct FAQ
Who does the Code of Conduct apply to?
Everyone. All participants in any Mile High Agile 2018 activity, including attendees, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, contributors etc, are required to agree with and adhere to the code of conduct.
Where and when does this Code of Conduct apply?
All the time, everywhere. Mile High Agile 2018 offers several formats and venues for conferences activities. These include informal areas for registration, refreshments, and sponsors, scheduled sessions, and social activities. This code of conduct applies in all areas at all times.
What is considered harassment / a breach of the Code of Conduct?
Harassment includes (but is not limited to):
- intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning conduct;
- offensive verbal or written comments related to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, age, religion, political views, technology choices;
- 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, or unwelcome sexual attention.
Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any situation, including talks, workshops, special events, meetings, and online presentations. Event sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise, create a sexualized environment.
What are the consequences of violating the Code of Conduct?
Any participants asked to stop harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
In addition, suspected violators may be asked to leave the premises immediately and are expected to comply. Suspected violators may also be expelled from the venue for the duration of the conference without a refund.
Mile High Agile 2018 organizers may take any action against suspected violators it deems appropriate, including calling law enforcement.
When should I seek help or report an incident?
Please seek help as soon as possible for anything you consider harassment or a breach of the Code of Conduct. Every incident is important, no matter how minor it might seem at the time.
You should report incidents:
- If something happens to you
- If someone tells you something happened to them, or you were with them when it happened
- If you saw something happen from afar
It is everyone’s responsibility to create and maintain a safe and respectful environment.
How do I find help or report an incident?
Any member of the conference staff – identifiable by their Volunteer t-shirt – will provide immediate help and/or contact a conference Safety Officer.
If you cannot easily find someone in a Volunteer t-shirt or prefer to report an incident electronically, you can use our online form (TBD). Content entered using this online form will be sent only to the Mile High Agile 2018 Conference Co-chairs.
What is a Safety Officer?
Safety Officers are members of the Mile High Agile 2018 conference staff whose top priority is keeping the conference a safe space for all participants. Safety Officers work in pairs to take appropriate action to restore safety.