This will be as clear as possible.
This applies to speakers, sponsors, and attendees of every event we organize.
- Harassment won’t be tolerated at 360|Conferences events. Simple, that’s it. You do it, we won’t have you back.
We want to be very clear to all attendees, speakers and sponsors that we value your participation, and if something, anything happens during the course of your participation at a 360|Conferences event that makes you uncomfortable, please. No really, PLEASE make us aware of it*. We can’t do anything about it if we never know about it. Or worse we find out after the fact. If you’ve ever attended a 360|Conferences event, you know we’re visible and present the entire time, so you can come to us immediately or send us a message. Any emails we receive regarding an harassment issue will be kept in the strictest of confidence of course. If anything happens at our events that make people uncomfortable, then we’ve failed.
* By contact, we mean email, even a DM on twitter. Heck we’ll share our phone number with anyone who wants it so they have just in case. What “making us aware of it” doesn’t mean is publicly shaming someone. That never goes well for anyone and escalates a situation that likely can be solved with a few kind words and an apology. In other words we expect everyone to act like a fucking adult.
As far as we know it’s never come up at one of our events, but a good rule of thumb is that if your mom or grandma will find one of your slides objectionable, it’s probably not a good idea. Does that mean not cussing, no, does that mean no slide of a naked women holding a laptop… yeah it does, and you should know better.
Part of what we thinks makes our events more enjoyable is a lack of corporate-ness and over all feeling of “being a big show” so yeah the occasional curse word will be in a session title, and is likely in many presentations. There’s a fine line between colorful language and just using foul language just to do it. Our speakers know the difference.