We have ZERO TOLERANCE for harassment of any kind, be it physical, verbal, or sexual.
We strive to create an environment that encourages the free and open sharing of ideas. We’ve created a home at BSides Boulder and have invited you all inside to be inspired and educated. It is impossible to keep the free and open sharing of ideas without risking someone getting their feelings hurt. We don’t expect adult and professional behavior at all times; a little mischief can be fun. We do however, expect you to be respectful of our space and our other invited guests.
In the end it is up to us, the organizers of BSides Boulder, to define bad behavior. If you are engaging in bad behavior (e.g. heckling or haranguing speakers, or violating the photo policy), you will be given a warning that your behavior is not acceptable. If you continue, you will be asked to leave.
Unless, of course, your bad behavior is so egregious that it warrants immediate ejection from the conference. (e.g. initiating a physical altercation or attempting to defraud the conference or the venue.)
If someone is engaging with you in a way that makes you afraid or uncomfortable, please inform a member of our Safety Operations team (in the BSides Boulder SafetyOps shirts) or a staff member (in the BSides Staff shirts).
We have a special group in Safety Operations who are trained to handle such situations. They have an escalation path and will help you determine the next steps for you to feel safe and ensure your concerns are promptly addressed. This could include any or all of the following: contacting hotel security, local law enforcement, or other emergency services as needed.
TL;DR Do not be an ass or we will kick your ass out, and we’re the final arbitrators of what being an ass means.