Code of Conduct
All delegates/attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, partners and volunteers (hereafter referred to as
“participants”) at the Innovation Leadership Days must abide by the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.
Innovation Leadership Days is dedicated to provide a harassment-free and inclusive conference experience for everyone. Therefore we do
not tolerate harassment of participants in any form, e.g. offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender
identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity,
religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing
photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks and other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to follow the warning immediately and refrain
from any further misconduct. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the Innovation Leadership Days conference organizers
may take any action they deem appropriate, including a warning of the offender or his/her expulsion from the conference with no refund.
Any communication and material issued at the conference from sponsors, exhibiting partners, at vendor booths or
from similar parties are subject to this code of conduct, too. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images,
activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not wear sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes,
or otherwise create a sexualized environment. If you are unsure if the outfit is appropriate, please contact us at
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a
member of the Innovation Leadership Days conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be found at the conference registration desk.
Innovation Leadership Days conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement,
provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment or discomfort to feel safe for the duration of
the conference. We value your attendance.
We expect cooperation from all participants to ensure a safe environment for everybody. This code extends to talks,
workshops, tutorials and any conference-related sessions and social events.
This code of conduct is based on and influenced by several community policies including: Ohio LinuxFest
Anti-Harassment policy, Con Anti-Harassment Project, Geek Feminism Wiki (created by the Ada Initiative),
JSconf, Rust, Diversity in Python, and Write/Speak/Code. This code of conduct is licensed under the
Creative Commons Zero license.
We Believe in Diversity, Values and You
We believe in diversity! Diversity is integral to the Innovation Leadership Days simply because as international organizers we are committed to a diverse and international conference crowd - audience and speakers alike. For us, diversity is way more than race, gender or ethnicity. Our definition of diversity includes all people, backgrounds and beliefs. We think the differences that we each bring with us contribute to the richness of Innovation Leadership Days. We are supporting diversity and beyond.
We believe in values! An essential part of Innovation Leadership Days is creating and maintaining a climate of respect and openness where a wide range of opinions, perspectives and ideas can be respectfully explored and discussed among individuals. We believe that these core values are vital for sparking innovation and creativity, advancing knowledge and progress, and creating an open and sustainable community. Values are more important than anything else. It is important for us to act as a consequence of them and to stay true to our principles of tolerance and inclusion.
We believe in you! Over the last years, Innovation Leadership Days has created a diverse community of speakers and attendees from different backgrounds and cultures where every member is respected and valued. We care about our friends, speakers, attendees and sponsors and, therefore, are not willing to subject them to any sort of hostility or harassment. In this spirit, we strive to support the community we are part of. Notwithstanding what might happen in the near future, be assured that we stand by our community and will always openly welcome individuals, regardless of race, color, gender or believe. We are standing up for you, our values and diversity.