LavaCon Code of Conduct
The following Code of Conduct applies to all Attendees (in-person and virtual), Speakers, Sponsors, Volunteers, and Staff (“Participants”), paid or otherwise, at all LavaCon-related events.
LavaCon is a gathering place of practicing professionals. As such, you agree to treat all Participants with professionalism and respect.
LavaCon is a drama-free zone (unless the drama is part of a presentation). You agree to learn cool stuff and have a good time while doing so.
By sharing knowledge, opinions, viewpoints, and ideas, we learn from others and others learn from us. Debate is not only welcome, it’s encouraged! Personal attacks of any kind, however, are not allowed. You agree to never verbally or physically attack, invalidate, belittle, ridicule, or otherwise assault Participants or Participants’ beliefs.
Civil discourse is encouraged at LavaCon, but only about conference-related topics. You agree to not engage in debates or arguments with any Participant about non-conference-related topics such as religion, politics, etc., and to disengage if you find yourself in such discussions initiated by others.
LavaCon Participants come from many countries and cultures. You agree to not discriminate against any Participant based on their nationality, race, color, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, or any other personal attribute. Actually, discrimination of any kind is not allowed, nor is sexual harassment. You agree to be nice and to not discriminate or sexually harass conference Participants.
You agree to not steal Participants’ stuff, including their intellectual property. (This does not apply to fair use of conference materials.)
The LavaCon dress code is casual-professional. You agree to not wear overtly sexual or revealing clothing and to respect the cultural and religious clothing of others.
Finally, You agree to not allow others to violate this Code of Conduct, and to report any violations, suspected violations, potential violations, or any “Oh, this doesn’t look good!” situation to a member of the conference staff immediately.