Conference Anti-Harassment Policy
Royal Media is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of sex/gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status, or any other class protected by law. We do not tolerate harassment of employees, participants, performers, or attendees in any form. Anyone violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the Conference, without a refund where applicable, at the discretion of the organizers.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
- Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination sex/gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status, or any other class protected by law
- Sexual images
- 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 behavior
Anyone asked to stop any harassing behavior is expected to comply immediately.
As to anyone engaging in harassing behavior, event organizers 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 Conference, with no refund where applicable.
Conference organizers 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 everyone attending the Conference to follow these rules at all event venues and related activities.
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 an anonymous report here: https://royalmedia.formstack.com/forms/harassment_complaint_form.
We can’t follow up an anonymous report with you directly, but we will fully investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.
You can make a personal report by:
Calling or messaging this phone number: (917) 496-5705. 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.
Retaliation Will Not Be Tolerated
No one will be retaliated against in any manner as the result of making a complaint of harassment or other inappropriate conduct, or otherwise availing themselves of this policy. All complaints will be kept confidential and all investigations will be as least disruptive as possible.
Contact the event organizers at : [email protected] or (770) 642-9982.