We are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, or other protected characteristics. We expect all attendees, media, speakers, volunteers, organizers, venue staff, and exhibitors to help us ensure a safe and positive experience for everyone.
Below are our expectations for participant behavior, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.
CODE OF ETHICAL CONDUCT:
- Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
- Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
- Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants.
- Alert event venue security or h+h americas Staff if you notice a dangerous or harassing situation or someone in distress.
Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, threatening, harassing, physically or verbally abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any attendees or exhibitors at the event and related event activities. All who participate in the event deserve respectful treatment, regardless of the capacity in which they are attending.
h+h americas defines harassment to include: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, gender identity, or disability; use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or unwelcome following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention.
Attendees often combine professional activities with social interaction with other attendees and while h+h americas encourages such networking and strengthening of connections between participants we reserve the right to remove anyone whose social attentions become unwelcome to another and who persists in such attentions after their unwelcome nature has been communicated. h+h americas reserves the right to remove any attendee or exhibitor who appears inebriated and who engages in conduct that interferes with the ability of other attendees and/or exhibitors to participate in and enjoy the event. Attendees and exhibitors are not permitted to bring firearms to the event.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU WITNESS OR EXPERIENCE CONDUCT THAT VIOLATES THE CODE:
Conduct in violation of this Code should be brought promptly to the attention of Event Security or any h+h americas staff member at the event.
CONSEQUENCES OF UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR:
Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated at the events, whether by attendees, media, speakers, volunteers, organizers, venue staff, sponsors or exhibitors.
Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
h+h americas expects all attendees and exhibitors to abide by this code of conduct at all event venues and event-related social events as a condition of attendance. Upon our discretion we may bar those who violate this Code from continued attendance or participation in some or all of the event, without refund of any fees paid, and may in appropriate circumstance bar violators of this Code from attendance or participation at future events.