Code of Conduct

Barcamp Saskatoon is a social event, bringing together and fostering interaction across a broad spectrum of people. All attendees, speakers, and volunteers at our conference are expected to agree to follow this Code of Conduct (CoC), and organizers will administer the Code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Why we have a CoC:

If you have Barcamp Saskatoon-specific questions about the CoC, talk with or e-mail the organizers, Kim Schmidt or Arlin Schaffel.

The Quick Version

We are dedicated to providing a safe, harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual or excessively violent imagery is not appropriate in conference talks or in real-life or online communication surrounding the event. All participants are expected to treat the venue and property with respect and care, remaining in common areas and staying out of closed rooms.

Conference participants violating these rules can be asked to leave the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.

The Longer Version

Harassment includes harmful, marginalizing verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion; sexual images in common spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking, following, unwelcome photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.

Stay out of locked rooms and cordoned-off areas. Hands off things that are not yours.

Participants asked to stop inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately by stopping the behaviour. Those not stopping, or adopting another form of harassment, will be asked to leave and not return.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour or disrespects the venue and its rules, the organizers may take action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference.

We expect participants to follow these rules during conference talks and related social time.

Need help?

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact Kim Schmidt or Arlin Schaffel immediately.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact law enforcement, provide escorts, establish boundaries, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.