Code of Conduct

1. Purpose

Orlando Distaff Day, Inc. believes all members of our community should be treated respectfully and with dignity, regardless of race, ethnicity, caste, color, size, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, social class, marital status, family/parental status, background, culture, education, neurodivergence, political belief, preferred fiber content, fiber craft, preferred crafting method, or any other identifying characteristics.

We expect all board members, organizers, sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other participants to treat others with dignity and respect.

2. Expected Behavior

Speak and chat with the best of intentions and assume the same of others.

Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.

Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech.

Be mindful of your fellow participants. Alert conference organizers if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.

Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you help to shape Orlando Distaff Day and make it your own.

Refrain from repeatedly providing dissenting views on a topic or from squashing others’ happiness.

3. Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any attendees of 2021 Virtual Orlando Distaff Day and related events. Some Orlando Distaff Day platforms may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these tools.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images and links in public spaces (including presentation slides and virtual event text chat); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

4. Consequences Of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated whether by other attendees, organizers, sponsors, or other patrons of Orlando Distaff Day, Inc. platforms.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the conference without warning or refund.

5. What To Do If You Witness Or Are Subject To Unacceptable Behavior

If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify an Orlando Distaff Day Board Member as soon as possible.

The Orlando Distaff Day team will be available to help participants contact the platform moderators, or to otherwise assist those experiencing unacceptable behavior to feel safe for the duration of the conference. 

Board Member’s name starts with “[B]”.You can send a private message to them, and they will connect you with a conference organizer who has the control of the video conferencing software.

6. Scope

We expect all website users and event participants (sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other guests) to abide by this code of conduct on all Orlando Distaff Day platforms and at all Orlando Distaff Day events.

7. Contact Information

Before the event, the best way to reach us with questions is to fill out the Event Questions Form. During the event, the best way to reach us will be by Private Message in the Zoom Window or by filling out the Event Questions Form linked above.

9. License And Attribution

This Code of Conduct is a direct swipe from the awesome work of Open Source Bridge, but with our event information substituted. The original can be viewed at the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.