DDD East Midlands has been postponed to 2021
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TL;DR

Treat everyone in a respectful and kind manner. Harassment and abuse are never tolerated. If you are in a situation that makes you uncomfortable at a DDD East Midlands event, if the event itself is creating an unsafe or inappropriate environment or you are made to feel uncomfortable by anyone at any of our events or in our online communities, please let a member of the event team know or contact and organiser.

The Full Version

Inclusivity is a core value of DDD East Midlands. We believe that every single person has the right to take part in DDD East Midlands events and online communities in a safe and welcoming environment.

In order to avoid any situtations where an attendee may feel uncomfortable we ask that you not only treat others in the manner that you would expect to be treated, but also to respect what makes other people feel comfortable. As part of this we ask that speakers and representatives of the event try to refrain from language or actions that may be considered offensive. This includes swearing.

Harassment includes but is not limited to offensive verbal or written comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, sexual behaviour, 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.

If what you’re doing is making someone feel uncomfortable, that counts as harassment and is enough reason to stop doing it.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Sponsors, venue staff, speakers, volunteers, organisers, and anyone else at any of our events or in our online communities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, attendees should not use sexualised images, humour, activities, or other material in presentations, during events and on our online community.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, DDD East Midlands may take any action DDD East Midlands deems appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the events and our online communities with no eligibility for reimbursement or refund of any type.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please let a member of the event team know or contact and organiser.

DDD East Midlands representatives will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe while involved in DDD East Midlands events and our online communities.

The facilities provided at DDD East Midlands events, including networks, internet access, wifi, power supply, furniture, toilets and the physical environment in general, must be used with respect, in full accordance of the law, the terms of this document and any additional terms laid out at the event. When breaches of these terms take place DDD East Midlands may take any action DDD East Midlands deems appropriate, including warning the offender, expulsion from the events and our online communities with no eligibility for reimbursement or refund of any type, or even involving law enforcement.

Reporting Code Of Conduct Violations

If there is any circumstance where want to report a code of conduct violation, there are numerous people you can speak to at the event.

  • The volunteers of the conference
  • The conference organisers (Jessica / Moreton)

Our volunteers are happy to listen to your concerns, though any concerns will ultimately be dealt with by the events organisers. All conversations around code of conduct violations will be dealt with sensitively and confidentially.

If you are uncomfortable speaking in person you can contact us on Twitter or by email, but there is no guaruntee that messages will be dealt with in a timely manner on the day.

Approaching People About Jobs

At our events and on our online community it is not considered acceptable to approach people unsolicited about jobs, it doesn't make for a welcoming environment and it isn't what our community is for.

Job promotions should include the name of the role, the name of the company and information about where people can find out more and apply.