Code of Conduct
Agile21’s mission is to support people and organizations who explore, apply and expand Agile values, principles and practices. In support of this mission, Agile21 wants to ensure a respectful, safe, and inclusive environment for everyone whenever and wherever they are participating in our activities.
We do not tolerate harassing or disrespectful behavior, interactions, messages, or images by any participant in any Agile21 activity, in any form. This includes all our business, social activities regardless of location, and also online events and spaces.
We encourage everyone to help in creating a welcoming and safe environment. Please report to us any concerns, harassing behavior, suspicious or disruptive activity.
Our Code of Conduct applies to all the participants in any activity, including attendees, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, contributors etc, that must agree and behave accordingly to our code of conduct.
Our activities may include in-person and online conferences and gatherings, sponsored events, initiatives, and online contributions.
Agile21 reserves the right to refuse admittance to or remove any person from an activity at any time at its sole discretion.
The following are considered to be a breach in the Code of Conduct:
- intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning conduct;
- inappropriate physical contact, or unwelcome sexual attention.
- deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following;
- offensive verbal or written comments related to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, age, religion, political views, technology choices;
- sustained disruption of talks or other events;
- inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides);
- harassing photography or recording;
Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any situation, including talks, workshops, special events, meetings, and online presentations.
Event sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material.
Staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes or otherwise create a sexualized environment.
Some physical venues are shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all people of these locations.
Event particpants cannot run any business actities related that compete direct or indireclty with business goals of the organizaers or sponsors.
Conference and event organizers and volunteers and Agile21 staff will enforce this code throughout all our activities.
If a participant engages in a misconduct behaviour in any activity, violating the Code of Conduct, it will be asked to stop the behavior and is expected to comply immediately.
Agile21 may take any action it deems appropriate, including reporting to authorities.
Participants violating these rules may be expelled from an event without a refund at the sole discretion of of the conference organisers.
Every incident is important, no matter how minor it might seem at the time. Please seek help as soon as possible for anything that is considered a breach of the Code of Conduct. You should also report all incidents as soon as possible after the incident occurs.
It is everybody’s responsibility to create and maintain a safe and respectful environment. As such, you should report incidents:
- If it is something that has happened to you
- If someone shared something with you, or you were with them when it happened
- If you saw something happen from afar
At a conference or in-person event, if you need help, or need to report an incident please contact one of our Staff immediatly. Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges.
At a virtual event, you can contact the event host.
If you are unable to find any of these people, you can also email us: [email protected] Content entered using this email will be sent only to CEO and Chief of Operations.