InternetNZ, as the host of APRICOT 2016 would like to take this opportunity to reiterate that it seeks to support the APNIC Policy SIG session during APRICOT 2016 to be an environment where everyone can have their point of view heard in a safe environment.
To this end InternetNZ, in association with the APIA board, have worked to develop the following Code of Conduct / Anti-harrassment Policy which will be in place for the entire APRICOT 2016 summit.
We look forward to ensuring that everyone has a great time.
See you all in Auckland!
APRICOT Code of Conduct/ Anti-harassment Policy
We value your being at APRICOT 2016 and want everyone to feel safe and
APRICOT 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, nationality, age or religion.
We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.
Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or
expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
Deliberate intimidation or stalking
Harassing photography or recording
Sustained disruption of talks or other events
Inappropriate physical contact
Unwelcome sexual attention
Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination
related to gender, gender identity and _expression_, sexual orientation,
disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality, age, religion.
Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour.
Sexual images in public spaces
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed,
or have any other concerns, please contact a member of APRICOT’s staff
APRICOT staff will be happy to help participants contact venue
security or NZ Police, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those
experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of APRICOT.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all APRICOT venues and
related social events. This includes all online/digital spaces.
If you have any questions, don't understand some of the policy or
would like to discuss this policy please contact any member of APRICOT
staff who would be happy to discuss arrange for someone to discuss it