This code of conduct, which all attendees must sign, is designed to help ensure a safe environment for attendees to share, learn, and build friendships.
Some Key Takeaways
- Wear your wristband and badge at all times to access Summit spaces.
- Comply with the law.
- Be considerate with your communication.
- Don’t solicit business excessively.
- Don’t harass anyone sexually or otherwise. We take this very seriously and will remove attendees from the event. If you’ve been harassed see below on how to contact one of our staff trained to help.
- All participants, including invitees' guests, must be approved by Summit Series through advance registration and wear official wristbands designating proper registration.
- We reserve the right to remove attendees who do not comply with the proper registration, security procedures or requirements of attendee conduct outlined below at any point during an event without a refund. Summit Series reserves the right to remove anyone who disobeys any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of the event.
- No person may impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
- Aiding in gaining an unauthorized person access to the event is grounds for removal without refund.
- You must not defame, abuse, harass, harm or threaten others, make any bigoted, hateful, or racially offensive statements.
- You may not advocate illegal activity or discuss illegal activities with the intent to commit them or cause injury or property damage to any person.
- You may not post or distribute any material that infringes and/or violates any right of a third party or any law or post or distribute any vulgar, obscene, discourteous, or indecent language or images.
- You may not advertise or sell to or solicit others excessively.
- You may not hand out, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas that are designated for such purpose.
It’s of the utmost importance that Summit ensure a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of community members, staff, attendees or speakers in any form.
Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave appropriately. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for Summit.
Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave our events without a refund at the sole discretion of the event organizers.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
- Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, and/or religion
- Sexual images in public spaces
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
- Harassing photography or recording
- Sustained disruption of talks or other events
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Unwelcome sexual attention
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour
If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, event organisers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the event without refund.
Event organisers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities. We think people should follow these rules outside event activities too!
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy at our event. People like you make our event a better place.
You can make a report either personally or anonymously.
You can make a personal report by:
- Calling or messaging Mike Mazzara at (860) 559-7598. This phone number will be continuously monitored for the duration of the event.
- Contacting a staff member, identified by STAFF badges, buttons, or shirts.
When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other event staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we'll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we'll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You won't be asked to confront anyone and we won't tell anyone who you are.
Our team will be happy to help you contact hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.