Code of Conduct

Official Code of Conduct

To help all participants make the most of the Week, SIWI is committed to providing a friendly, safe and inclusive environment for all, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, disability, religion or other status.

SIWI’s code of conduct outlines its expectations for participant behaviour at the Week – both in person and online, and the consequences for unacceptable behaviour.

Expected behaviour

  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behaviour and speech.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert staff if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.

Some venues are open to members of the public; please be respectful to all visitors of these locations.


Unacceptable behaviour

Examples of unacceptable behaviour include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct. Harassment of all kinds are unacceptable such as (but not limited to): offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, religion, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated – whether by participants, media, speakers, volunteers, venue staff, partners, or exhibitors.

What to Do If You Witness or Are Subject to Unacceptable Behaviour

If you are subject to, or notice that someone else is being subjected to unacceptable behaviour, or have any other concerns, please notify a member of staff as soon as possible.

All reports will remain completely confidential.