Policies

Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.

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The Quick Version

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

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 organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing branded t-shirts.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue 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.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

Photo & Video Policies

Professional photography and videography is permitted at Southern Dev only with press credentials and a camera tag provided by the Southern Dev staff. By accepting press credentials and a camera tag, you agree to the terms detailed in this Photo and Video Policy.

For any questions about this policy, please contact us at info@southerndev.co.

For information about personal digital cameras or phones, please see the Attendee Photo & Video Policy section.

REGISTERED PRESS AND CAMERA TAGS

  • Only Southern Dev accredited press are eligible to receive a camera tag
  • To obtain camera tags, bring your camera to the Registration table
  • The camera tag must be affixed to your camera AT ALL TIMES
  • Under no circumstances are tripods, lights and elaborate set ups permitted in any Southern Dev venue hallways

Press credentials and photographer/videographer camera tags are issued at the discretion of Southern Dev and can be revoked at any time if Southern Dev organizers determines they are misused.

Flash Photography

Additionally, flash photography is only allowed as follows:

  • During the first five (5) minutes of any session from the front of the room
  • After five (5) minutes, no flash photography will be allowed and cameras will need to be removed from the front of the room
  • If you are staying after the first five (5) minutes, you must have a seat in the audience

Attendee Photo & Video Policy

Personal digital cameras (excluding SLR/DSLRs/MILC) are allowed at Southern Dev Conference events for capture of content for personal, non-commercial (non-sponsored and non-monetized) use, subject to the limitations below.

Attendees may take photos and shoot video from their seats, as long as they are not standing in the press area, obstructing views, using any sort of device like a tripod or selfie-stick, or using a flash after the session begins. Live streaming of any kind is not permitted.

Attendees are not permitted to take photos or shoot video where it is unsafe or disruptive such as in doorways, fire exits, aisles, hallways, sidewalks, etc. Not complying with a request to move or stop capturing content could result in your removal.

We encourage attendees to use the Southern Dev backdrops and props placed around our venues for personal photo opportunities.

No professional camera equipment will be allowed in official Southern Dev events without prior consent from the Southern Dev PR Department (see the Photo and Video Policies page for registered press).