The AdventureX Code of Conduct
AdventureX is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We don’t tolerate abusive behaviour of any kind. Attendees violating our code of conduct may be expelled from the event without a refund at the organisers’ discretion.
Our understanding of harassment and abusive behaviour includes, but is not limited to:
- Unwelcome sexual attention
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
- Verbal abuse, including abusive comments pertaining to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age and religion.
- Harassing photography or recording
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Sustained disruption of talks or other events
- Violent or sexual images/displays in public spaces
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour
Attendees asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Organisers, volunteers, exhibitors and speakers are also subject to this code of conduct policy.
If an attendee engages in harassing or abusive behaviour, the organisers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all attendees. This includes warning the offender and expulsion from the event with no refund. The organisers may take action to redress anything designed to make, or with the clear impact of making, the environment hostile for any attendees. We expect attendees to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities.
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Event staff can be identified by their yellow Question Mark lanyards. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy at our event. You can make a report either personally or anonymously.
You can make an anonymous report using this form. The form DOES NOT require an email address to submit. We won’t be able to address anonymous reports during the event and we can’t follow up an anonymous report with you directly. But we will fully investigate any reports after the event and take whatever action is necessary to prevent recurrence.
You can make a personal report during the event by contacting a volunteer, identified by their yellow Question Mark lanyards, during the event.
Outside of the event, you can email email@example.com.
When taking a personal report, our volunteer will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other organisers and venue staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we’ll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we’ll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You won’t be asked to confront anyone and we won’t tell anyone who you are.
Our team will be happy to help you contact venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.
We understand that many people are, understandably, concerned about the risk posed by COVID-19 at an in-person event. Please be aware that, in line with the UK’s current ‘living with COVID’ approach, mask-wearing in public spaces is no longer mandatory. For this reason, mask wearing will be optional at AdventureX 2022, and we ask all attendees to respect the choices of those attending the conference – whether they are wearing masks or not.
While masks and social distancing will not be enforced during the event, we encourage attendees to use a ‘traffic light’ system to inform others of their levels of comfort with physical contact. I.e. Green: handshakes and hugs are fine, yellow: elbow greetings only, red: no contact at all. Attendees will be able to display the colour of their choice on their name badge.