Conference Code of Conduct
Rakuten Technology Conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. Our conference exists to encourage the open exchange of ideas and expression and require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group. While at our conference, any participants, including speakers, attendees, volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, booth staff and anyone else, should not engage in harassment in any form. All attendees, speakers, sponsors, volunteers and staff at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
All event participants are expected to behave in accordance with professional standards, with both Rakuten Technology Conference Code of Conduct as well as their respective employer’s policies governing appropriate workplace behavior, and applicable laws.
Harassment will not be tolerated in any form, including but not limited to harassment based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or any other status protected by laws in which the conference or program is being held. Harassment includes the use of abusive, offensive or degrading language, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, sexual imagery and unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors. Any report of harassment at one of our events will be addressed immediately. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Anyone who witnesses or is subjected to unacceptable behavior should notify a conference organizer at once.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference.
What to Do If You Witness or Are Subject to Unacceptable Behavior
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of Rakuten tech conference staff immediately. Rakuten Tech Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing Rakuten Tech Conference T-Shirts.
What To Do If You Witness or Are Subject To Unacceptable Behavior
Rakuten Tech Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.
As referenced above, if a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, ranging from issuance of a warning to the offending individual to expulsion from the conference, depending on the circumstances.
We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.