Code of Conduct

Fluxible is a gathering of people who share an interest in user experience design and the fields with which it intersects. Fluxible is an inclusive, cooperative environment where everyone is welcomed, open dialogue is encouraged, and all perspectives are appreciated.

We expect cooperation from all participants to ensure a safe and friendly environment for everyone.

Need help?

Please reach out directly and immediately to the conference co-chairs Mark Connolly or Robert Barlow-Busch onsite. We can also be reached via email at info@fluxible.ca.

All information will be kept confidential unless we determine that disclosure with appropriate third parties (including but not limited to law enforcement) is necessary. We will discuss your options with you before we take any step unless your security or that of other attendees is at risk.

The quick version

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion.

We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form in any conference venue, including talks, workshops, social events, or other channels of communication.

A conference participant who violates these rules will be asked to stop. Should the participant not comply, the participant may be expelled from the conference without a refund. The conference organizers reserve the right to expel anyone who violates these rules.

The less quick version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces or in talks, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, or unwelcome sexual attention.

Anyone asked to stop any harassing behaviour is expected to comply immediately. Please respect someone else’s “no” and “stop.”

If a person engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified by their “Team Fluxible” name badges and are often found at the registration desk.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants. We may do so by:

  • Contacting venue security or local law enforcement
  • Pairing you with a volunteer or conference attendee to accompany you at conference events until the situation is resolved
  • Mediating conflicts relevant to the code of conduct
  • Ejecting people who violate the code of conduct from the event premise
  • And otherwise assisting those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference

We value your attendance and we care about the quality of your experience. We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

The Fluxible code of conduct is based on the one used by the IA Summit, to whom we are grateful for their generous offer to base ours on theirs. In turn, the IA Summit code of conduct is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers, and the JSConf Code of Conduct. We thank all three organizations for setting a standard that we can use to guide our own efforts.