Code of Conduct

Please read our full code of conduct before buying a ticket, discussing online and before coming to the conference. But please don’t feel intimidated by it—these are simple rules, and they will make life better for everyone at the conference.

Why do we have a CoC?

A goal of SoCraTes conference is to be inclusive and welcoming to attendees with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible.

We are dedicated to create a conference where everybody can learn, teach, share, network and have a good time. This can only work if we are inclusive to the largest number of contributors, and if we create an environment, where everybody feels safe and welcome. Yes, we value discussion and disagreement. And discussion can become heated. But there have to be rules, and there has to be a red line. In this code of conduct, we lay out those rules and red lines.

Safe Environment

We are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, programming language, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof). And so we invite all those who participate in SoCraTes, and the community surrounding the conference, to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone. With your help, this conference can be a great experience for everyone!

CoC Violations

If you think someone has violated our code of conduct—even if you were not directly involved, like you just overheard a conversation—please:

But please give people the benefit of doubt. If there is even a slight chance that this was a misunderstanding (e.g. the person did not speak in their native language, and did not find the right words), try to sort it out in a friendly, constructive way. When we learn about a CoC violations, organizers will hear both sides, and then take action we deem appropriate, such as:

Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable behaviour includes, but is not limited to:

Need Help

If you need help, have any further questions or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately.

This code of conduct applies to the SoCraTes conference itself, and to all digital spaces that are related to the SoCraTes conference, such as the wiki and mailing list.


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What if I have more questions?

If you have any other questions please contact us directly.