From time to time there are reports in professional channels of incidents of sexism, misogyny and even harassment at high-tech related conferences. In response some conferences have introduced a Behaviour Policy for attendees.
To the best of our knowledge, there have never been incidents of this kind at TCUK. That may be due to the fact that TCUK is a relatively small event, and many attendees know each other well. Another reason may be that the gender balance in technical communication is different from that in some other areas of high-tech. For example, a significant proportion of our presenters are women.
We want everyone at TCUK to feel comfortable and safe, so that everyone can get the greatest benefit from attending the conference. Therefore we have introduced the following behaviour policy. Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated.
TCUK Behaviour Policy
- Everyone attending TCUK is expected to act in a respectful, professional, and appropriate manner at all times.
- Anyone who wishes to report any sort of inappropriate behaviour may do so by speaking in confidence to one of the designated behaviour policy monitors. Details of who these people are will be available at the registration desk.
- Anyone who engages in inappropriate behaviour may be asked to leave, and the organisers may also take any additional action that may be necessary.