Design Week Tallahassee aims to be a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment. As such, we are committed to providing a harassment-free experience for all, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion (or lack thereof).

CODE OF CONDUCT

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Scope

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and staff at DWT are required to adhere to the following code of conduct, whether they're at the event venue or event-related social events. Organizers and staff will enforce this code throughout events.

This code of conduct and its related procedures may also apply to unacceptable behavior occurring outside the scope of event activities when such behavior has the potential to adversely affect the safety and well-being of DWT's participants.

Expectations

At DWT, we ask that everyone:

  • Exercise consideration in speech and actions

  • Be mindful of surroundings and fellow participants

  • Flag unacceptable behavior

DWT staff will prioritize marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort.

Unacceptable behavior

Harassment is unacceptable within our community and includes, but is not limited to:

  • Demeaning remarks related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion

  • Inappropriate photography or recording

  • Sustained disruption of talks, presentations, or other events

  • Unwelcome physical contact

  • Unwelcome sexual attention

  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person)

  • Sexually explicit or violent media in public spaces

If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Weapons policy

No weapons are allowed at event venues, including but not limited to explosives (including fireworks), guns, and large knives such as those used for hunting or display, as well as any other item used for the purpose of causing injury or harm to others. Anyone seen in possession of one of these items will be asked to leave immediately, and will only be allowed to return without the weapon.

Attendees are further expected to comply with all state and local laws on this matter.

Getting help

Alert community leaders if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential. You can fill out our reporting form, email, or contact a staff member in person. Event staff will be identifiable via their STAFF badges.

Attribution

This code of conduct was adapted on top of work from the Citizen Code of Conduct, Geek Feminism wiki, and event Code of Conduct. It is distributed under a Creative Commons SA license.

Last revision: August 12, 2018

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