Community events involve people from many different backgrounds. As event participants, Link staff, vendors and event staff we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, or similar personal characteristics.
Our code of conduct sets a baseline standard of behavior so that people with different social values and communication styles can communicate effectively, productively, and respectfully. This gives us the best chance to ensure a welcoming experience for all attendees and participants, both internal and external.
Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:
- Using welcoming and inclusive language
- Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
- Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
- Focusing on what is best for the community
- Showing empathy towards other community members
Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:
- The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
- Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
- Public and/or private harassment
- Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
- Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting
OUR RESPONSE & RESPONSIBILITY
If you see someone violating the code of conduct, please notify the onsite event lead or a Link employee, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond immediately with appropriate action. We are dedicated to providing an environment where everyone feels safe and welcomed.
- Treat everyone with respect and kindness.
- Be thoughtful in how you communicate in person and online.
- Don’t be destructive or inflammatory.
- Listen with purpose, create space for others’ communication preferences; honor them by shifting yours to accommodate.