Code of Conduct

How to report harassment

If you are being harassed, or notice that someone else is being harassed, please bring it to the immediate attention of the event staff, or contact our executive director, David Kelly, at dkelly@eLearningGuild.com.

Conference staff can be identified by staff name tags and their blue shirts/sweaters marked with The eLearning Guild logo. During most of the conference, the easiest place to quickly locate a staff member is at the Registration desk.

Why do we have a code of conduct?

At The eLearning Guild, we assume that most people are respectful and well-intended. We also want everyone to enjoy the conference itself and the great networking and community richness that happens when we get together in person.

To do that, though, we need every eLearning Guild conference to be a harassment-free experience for everyone. And that’s why we will not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form—in person or online. A code of conduct helps us be clear about what is considered harassment and how to report it if it happens.

How do we define harassment?

Harassment includes offensive verbal or written comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof); displaying sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors and vendors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or materials. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

What actions will be taken?

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including expulsion from the conference with no refund.

We thank you for your help in keeping the event welcoming, respectful, and friendly to all participants.