All participants, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at Queercon NYC are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout all events. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.

The bottom line… Be excellent with each other

In Short

Queercon NYC is dedicated to providing a harassment-free 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 participants in any form. Harassing language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, social media, Slack, and other online media. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled without a refund at the discretion of the organizers.

In detail

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, 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.

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

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organizer immediately.

Organizers will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.