Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, production staff, and volunteers at SDI Miami are required to agree with the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting co-operation from all participants to help ensuring a safe, engaging, respectful environment for everybody.

tl;dr: Don't be a jerk. Be awesome!
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The Quick Version

SDI Miami is dedicated to providing a 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 language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers. We will err on the side of protecting our place and space for everyone, without exception.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, invading personal space, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment that create or reinforce notions of other or 'less than'.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers *will* take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff (anyone wearing an SDI Miami black shirt) immediately.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local police, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance, participation, and engagement.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events before, during, after the conference both online and offline.