Pubcon Anti-Harassment Policy
PUBCON ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY
Pubcon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or search engine or programming language preferences. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from Pubcon without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at:
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, undesired following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions, keynotes or other Pubcon events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Exhibitors in the Pubcon expo hall, sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors 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.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, Pubcon organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the Pubcon staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified by special staff badges or head sets.
Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all Pubcon conference venues and conference-related social events.