Code of Conduct
If you need to contact the conference organizers to report any violations of the Code of Conduct, you may:
- Message @staff (blue users) or @volunteer (orange users) on Discord. Either a
public message, or a private DM.
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A Core Team
Member will reach out to assist you.
ShellCon is committed to creating a conference that is as diverse and inclusive as possible.
We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone,
regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation,
disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion.
We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.
Because of the nature of challenges facing the security industry today, there
may be educational discussions at ShellCon which include some sexually explicit
topics, images, and content. However, gratuitously explicit language or
imagery for the sake of vulgarity is not appropriate for any ShellCon venue or
event. Representatives at sponsorship booths are expected to meet the same
standard of professionalism, and the manifest of superfluous sexual appeal (in
the manner of “Booth Babes” or similar) is prohibited. Conference participants
violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without
a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.
Harassment includes but is not limited to the following:
- Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to
gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability,
physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion.
- Sexual images in public spaces
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
- Harassing photography or recording
- Sustained disruption of talks or other events
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Unwelcome sexual attention
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior
Participants asked to stop any of the above behavior are expected to comply
When writing a policy like this, it isn’t possible to anticipate every way that
participants might interact to create an unwelcoming atmosphere. Let it be
known that even if a situation is not explicitly spelled out here, we expect
all attendees, staff, speakers, and sponsors to respect the spirit of this
This Code of Conduct is based on the template from the Geek Feminism
Wiki, and is available under the Creative Commons Zero