The Code of Conduct covers the ways people are expected to behave towards each other during the convention and in our virtual spaces. We do not aim to list every example of acceptable or unacceptable behaviour, but we ask members and staff to use common sense and remember to be excellent to each other.
- Racist, sexist, ageist, sizeist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or any other form of exclusionary/offensive speech or actions are unacceptable.
- Do not evaluate aloud or insult other people’s looks, clothing, or any aspect of their appearance.
- If someone states their discomfort with the current discussion topic or the kind of jokes, please save those jokes for another time. Jokes do not always translate well.
- Do not make unwelcome sexual remarks at or about other convention members, venue staff, or any associated personnel.
- It is not acceptable to keep talking to someone after they tell you to stop.
- It is not acceptable to follow or continue seeking interactions with someone after you have been told to stop or they have otherwise indicated that further contact is unwelcome. Stalking behaviour is unacceptable.
- Do not touch someone without their permission.
- It is not acceptable to touch people’s belongings or clothing without their permission. This includes people ‘joking’ with skirts and kilts. An exception applies if taking an unattended item directly to lost property.
- No pets are allowed on site, only service animals.
- Do not touch people’s service animals or accessibility devices without their permission. Any animal on site is presumed to be a service animal by attendees, and should be treated respectfully as such.
- Do not pressure someone to eat or drink anything. If they are uninterested in what you offer, do not press the issue.
- Do not advocate for or encourage violation of the Code of Conduct, Finnish laws, or venue regulations.
Finnish law prohibits the publication or distribution of personally identifiable photographs without the permission of all involved, except for purposes of journalism or artistic or literary expression. Publishing pictures of a person in a public space, e.g. a group shot, may also require their consent, unless the person clearly is not the main subject of the image and the picture does not cause them any damage, suffering or harm. Please do not take pictures or video of individuals without their explicit permission.
Please respect the participants and audience members at all times. It is never acceptable to disrupt a programme item or other event. The moderator/organiser of any event has the right to ask anyone to leave the room if they believe they are being disruptive. Please ensure any photography is non-disruptive, and respect the moderator and/or panelists’ wishes regarding taking of photos and/or video.
If you believe the topic of a programme item or event is inappropriate, please raise this with the moderator, if you can do so without disrupting the event, or with Programme Ops. If you believe a guest, listed participant, moderator, or audience member is acting inappropriately, please raise this with the moderator, if you can do so without disrupting the event, or with Programme Ops.
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