Startup World Cup & Summit (SWCSummit) is a conference intended for networking and collaboration in the business community.
We value the participation of each member of the SWCSummit community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the conference and at all official conference events sponsored by SWCSummit.
To make clear what is expected, all attendees, speakers, organizers, volunteers or other persons at any official SWCSummit event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.
The Short Version
SWCSummit is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, physical appearance, body size, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, or otherwise. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form, on-line or off-line. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for SWCSummit.
If a person engages in harassing behaviour, the organizers will take prompt action, including expulsion from SWCS event without a refund. Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.
The Longer Version
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, offensive verbal comments, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.
Sponsor and vendor booths or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors and vendors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other offensive material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not wear sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.
Be careful with the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes may be offensive to those around you. Excessive swearing and offensive jokes and use of illegal drugs are not appropriate for SWCS.
If a participant engages in behavior that violates this Code of Conduct, the conference organizers will take an appropriate action, 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 the conference staff.
If the matter is especially urgent, please call/contact Event Manage:
Conference staff will be happy to help participants provide escorts, contact local law enforcement, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.
Attendee Incident Handling Procedure
When reporting the incident to the staff, try to gather as much information as available but do not interview people about the incident. Staff will assist you in writing the report/collecting information.
The important information consists of:- Identifying information (name) of the participant doing the harassing.
If at all possible, all reports should be made directly to Mirka Hofmanová.
This Code of Conduct was forked from the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and another volunteer which is under a Creative Commons Zero license.
The Attendee Incident Handling Procedure was adopted from the guide titled Conference anti-harassment/Responding to reports.