Code of Conduct

PURPOSE

JSConf Korea is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, hometown or educational background. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizer.



ANTI-HARASSMENT

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, hometown or educational background.
  • Sexual images in public spaces
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Invasion of personal space
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour


ENFORCEMENT

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organisers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

Event organisers may take action to address anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities.



REPORTING

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Harassment and other Code of Conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy at our event. People like you make our event a better place. You can make a report either personally or anonymously.
Anonymous report
We can’t follow up an anonymous report with you directly, but we will fully investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.
* Information on how to file an anonymous report will be updated soon.

Personal report
You can make a personal report by contacting JSConf Korea’s staff, or by emailing us.
* Information on staff identification and email address will be updated soon.
When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other event staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we’ll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we’ll handle it as respectfully as possible. You won’t be asked to confront anyone and we won’t tell anyone who you are.


PHOTO POLICY

Whether you agree to be photographed will be indicated through your lanyard.
* Information on how to discern will be updated soon.
In case of any doubt, please ask before taking photographs of attendees, speakers or staff.



INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE

Any speech that reinforce harmful stereotypes is not allowed. Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Making undue assumptions and/or sweeping generalizations about women, younger people and older people, as well as based on place of origin, level of education or schools attended
  • Hate speech against LGBTQI or people of certain race, nationality, or religion.
  • Any language that deems disability a defect.
  • Any comment on someone’s appearance based on limited standards of beauty, be it meant as a compliment or not.


ATTRIBUTION

This Code of Conduct was adapted from JSConf EU’s Code of Conduct to fit Korean culture and language. JSConf EU’s Code of Conduct was in turn based on CSSConf / JSConf AU, The Geek Feminism Wiki, the work of Valerie Aurora and Conference Code of Conduct.