Code of Conduct

Adherence to our professional code of conduct is expected of all participants and staff at our events.

We want everyone involved to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, we ask that participants treat the event seriously, participate to the best of their abilities, and show respect and courtesy to others throughout.

Product Forge are dedicated to running safe and professional events for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, age, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of others in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the organisers.

Harassment includes verbal comments designed to offend, especially those related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, age, race, religion. It also includes the use or display of sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors and partners are also subject to the code of conduct. In particular, sponsors should not use sexual language or imagery as part of their talks or promotional activities.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of staff immediately. Our staff can be identified by special badges and attire. Please note, while we take all concerns raised seriously, we will use our discretion as to in determining when and how to follow up on reported incidents and may decline to take any further action and/or may direct the participant to other resources for resolution.

Our staff will be happy to help participants contact venue/event security or police, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and related social events.