Be respectful towards other people, respectfully ask people to stop if you are bothered, and if you can’t resolve an issue contact staff. If you are being a problem, it will be apparent and you’ll be asked to leave.
Front Conference Zurich is an intentionally positive community that recognizes and celebrates the creativity and collaboration of independent creators (and independence) and the diversity of people, cultures, and opinions that they bring to Front Conference Zurich.
Front Conference Zurich spaces are an inclusive environment, based on treating all individuals respectfully, regardless of gender (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, disability, medical conditions, nationality, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or software preferences.
We value respectful behavior above individual opinions.
Respectful behavior includes:
- Be considerate, kind, constructive, and helpful.
- Avoid demeaning, discriminatory, harassing, hateful, or physically threatening behavior, speech, and imagery.
- If you’re not sure, ask someone instead of assuming.
We believe peer to peer discussions, feedback, corrections can help build a stronger, safer, and more welcoming community.
If you see someone behaving disrespectfully, you are encouraged to respectfully discourage them from such behavior. Expect that others in the community wish to help keep the community respectful and welcome your input in doing so.
If you experience disrespectful behavior and feel in any way unable to respond or resolve it respectfully (for any reason), please immediately bring it to the attention of an organizer. We want to hear from you about anything that you feel is disrespectful, threatening, or just icky in any way. We will listen and work to resolve the matter.
The Front Conference Zurich crew members will be available to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, to provide escorts, or to otherwise assist those experiencing unacceptable behavior to feel safe for the duration of the conference. Please come to the info desk in the Rüsterei.
Apologize for Mistakes
Should you catch yourself behaving disrespectfully, or be confronted as such, own up to your words and actions, and apologize accordingly. No one is perfect, and even well-intentioned people make mistakes. What matters is how you handle them, and avoiding repeating them in the future.
If the organizers determine that an event participant is behaving disrespectfully, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion and exclusion from the event without warning or refund.
As organizers, we will seek to resolve conflicts peacefully and in a manner that is positive for the community. We can’t foresee every situation however, and thus if in the organizers’ judgment the best thing to do is to ask a disrespectful individual to leave, we will do so. We’ve never had to do so; please don’t be the first.
We expect all conference participants (staff, speakers, volunteers, attendees, sponsors and other guests) to abide by this code of conduct at all conference venues and conference-related social events.
This Code of Conduct is a direct swipe from the IndieWebCamp code of conduct, but with our event information substituted and some other changes/additions related to our conference. The original is available at https://indiewebcamp.com/code-of-conduct and is released to the public domain according to CC0. Thanks
Thank you to every Front Conference Zurich participant for helping making Front Conference Zurich the respectful and inclusive event that it is.