Events Code of Conduct 

Code of Conduct 

All attendees and employees are required to abide by this ode of Conduct. We expect cooperation from all attendees to help ensure a safe environment for everyone.


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The Quick Version

Our event and its associated online spaces are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender and gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion or political affiliation. We do not tolerate harassment  in any form. Sexual or violent language and imagery is not appropriate for any venue, including talks, after parties, Twitter, Slack, and other online media. Attendees violating these rules may expelled or otherwise penalised at the discretion of the organizers. No weapons of any kind or recreational drugs are allowed at IMPACT conferences.


The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender and gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, political affiliation, 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. We take all reasonable steps to protect our employees and attendees and have a zero tolerance culture. We welcome anyone who wants to deal with or raise a concern in confidence with us

No weapons of any kind or drugs are allowed at IMPACT conferences.

Attendees asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.  If an attendee engages in harassing behavior, the organisers may take any reasonable action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a CybSafe representative immediately. 

We expect attendees to follow these rules at the event, event-related social events, and in our online spaces.


Accessibility and Etiquette Guidance

  • Trigger/Content Warnings – Some speakers have provided content and trigger warnings for their talks.  We aim to post this information beside their talk on the schedule, as well as announcing in the break before the talk and immediately before the talk begins. While we take every precaution to provide as much information as possible about the content, we cannot guarantee how you will feel about any particular image or statement. Please exercise discretion and be aware of your own triggers. . If you have concerns or complaints about the warnings, please email us
  • Take steps to protect yourself in whatever way necessary – leave the speaking area, go outside, enjoy some food, use the restroom. Getting up in the middle of a talk to take care of yourself is not disrespectful. Sitting at an aisle or edge seat or at the back of the room can help with this. 
  • Language and behavior – IMPACT aims to foster a safe, inclusive space for all attendees. Be mindful to avoid derogatory, discriminatory, sexual and violent language or language or actions that could be perceived as such. Remember that all attendees are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct (above), which we are prepared to apply.
  • If you feel comfortable doing so, provide the space to join conversations. Many people feel awkward about joining existing conversations with people they don’t know. If you see someone off on their own, consider asking them to join your conversation or meal table. When congregating in small groups where you’re open to additional attendees, leave a gap in the circle to allow others to approach and participate.
  • Respect individuals’ identities – use stated names and pronouns, refrain from challenging an under represented person’s race, sexuality, disability, etc.
  • Respect space and boundaries
    • Don’t touch people, their mobility devices, or other assistive equipment without their consent. If someone asks you to stop a certain behavior, cease immediately.
    • Service animals are working. Do not pet, address, or otherwise distract them from their duties.
    • If a conversation is being facilitated by a sign language interpreter or translator, maintain focus on the individual, not their interpreter.
    • Avoid blocking direct sight of your lips while speaking – many people read lips to aid in their comprehension.



  • Meals: We aim to always provide meat, pescatarian, lacto-ovarian, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free meal options. Halaal, Kosher, and other specific dietary requirements upon request. Please notify us of food allergies or dietary restrictions when confirming your attendance or purchasing tickets, and in any case, 48 hours before the event.
  • Allergies: Please notify us of preventable environmental allergies when purchasing tickets.
  • Illnesses: If you currently are or fear that you may be sick, please stay home as we may have attendees who are immunocompromised. 
  • Drugs: Smoking (including smokeless tobacco products), and recreational drugs are unwelcome at IMPACT. If you need to smoke, please respect the smoking areas of the venue.




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