TNW Events are nice and friendly places where we want all of you to feel safe and welcome, regardless of gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof). Even though we know you are intelligent and well-intended people and we know that none of this is probably new to you, we just want to make it very clear that harassment or bullying in any form have no place at these events. Appreciate each other’s differences- everything less is just boring.
Speaking your mind is appreciated and encouraged at these events, but don’t forget to listen to each other too. At TNW Events you’re encouraged to debate, have discussions and to build upon the other’s insights, knowledge, and experience, but don’t let frustration get the best of you. Focus on what’s relevant, not on personality traits. Even if you think someone’s opinion is absolute nonsense, that person’s haircut is not relevant to any of that at all.
No form of harassment or bullying is accepted at TNW Events or any of our side events, including offensive verbal comments, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, or unwelcome sexual attention.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.
Participants that are asked to stop any bad behavior are expected to do so immediately. If a fair warning doesn’t help, violation of this code will lead to expulsion from the event without a refund. This goes for everyone at the conference, from participants to speakers, organizers, and partners.
In the case that you feel that anyone is crossing any boundaries (towards yourself or others), please contact a member of events staff.