NolaCon Code of Conduct

Importance

We firmly believe in the value and importance of an environment where all event participants feel welcomed and safe. This Code of Conduct explains what type of behavior we expect from event participants. The terms of this Code of Conduct are non-negotiable. We will not tolerate behavior that runs counter to this Code of Conduct.

Behavior

  1. You will behave in a way as to create a safe and supportive environment for all event participants.
  2. You will not engage in disruptive speech or behavior or otherwise interfere with the event or other individuals’ participation in the event.
  3. You will not engage in any form of harassing, offensive, discriminatory, or threatening speech or behavior, including (but not limited to) relating to race, gender, religion, disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status.
  4. You will comply with all applicable laws.

Scope

We expect all event participants (including NolaCon staff, attendees, vendors, sponsors, speakers, volunteers, and guests) to uphold the principles of this Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct covers the main event and all related events (social or otherwise).

Consequences

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If we believe that you are not complying with this Code of Conduct, we may deny you entry or require you leave all event venue(s) (unless otherwise prohibited by law). We will involve local law enforcement if we deem appropriate. If we deny you entry or require you leave, you will not be eligible to receive a refund of any fees paid to us related to the event or related events.

Contact NolaCon

If you are a victim of inappropriate behavior, witness another event participant engaging in inappropriate behavior, or have concerns related to this Code of Conduct, please promptly contact NolaCon event staff. You can email an actively monitored mailbox (during the conference timeframes) at the email address:

incident [at] nolacon.com

Additional contact info for the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel: 1-504-962-0500

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel security, local law enforcement, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of NolaCon.

Last updated: January 23, 2018