Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

ISEA2016 is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone and to being an open, inclusive forum for the sharing of ideas. ISEA2016 participants include speakers, artists, performers, hackers, makers, families, students, and everyone else wanting to experience ISEA2016 events and be part of the community.

It is important for participants to step beyond prejudices, societal norms, and other perspectives that lead to disrespect for people and groups. Everyone is welcome at ISEA2016 events, regardless of race, class, gender identity or expression, age, ethnicity, religion, political beliefs, disability, sexual orientation, personal appearance, education level, and other aspects of who we are.

In short: ISEA2016 is a space for tolerance and respect.

ISEA2016 strongly values free speech. We also value our attendees, and do not want any to feel marginalized or intimidated. We encourage talks that address hard topics, but we also encourage everyone to think about how offhand comments may contribute to making others feel unwelcome in this community.

ISEA2016 seeks to ensure no attendee is harassed. This includes, but is not limited to: deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, or unwelcome sexual attention.

The conference staff reserves the right to eject anyone from the conference at any time. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have related concerns, we encourage you to contact a member of the conference staff immediately.