Colorado Startup Brews Code Of Conduct
All Participants (defined as speakers, brewers, attendees, sponsors, venue staff, organizers, volunteers and any/all humans) at Colorado Startup Brews are required to agree with the following code of conduct and will all be held to the same standards and disciplinary actions. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the entirety of the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everyone.
Why have a Code of Conduct?
We seek to create a positive and supportive community of people who love beer, startups and Colorado. To that end, we are dedicated to creating a welcoming and friendly environment for everyone involved. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other participants at Colorado Startup Brews. Be respectful towards others. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate at any time. Most importantly, safety for participants is our top priority, so please treat others as you wish to be treated, so that we may all enjoy ourselves and have fun!
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Harassment is any form of behaviour intended to intimidate a person or make them feel unwelcome or uncomfortable, or repeated interactions with a person after they have made it clear that further interaction is unwelcome. We have a zero tolerance policy for harassment of any kind in relation to, but not limited to, race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, body size, disability, appearance, religion (or lack thereof), citizenship or pregnancy. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of announcements, entertainment or other events, physical assault, battery, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome physical attention.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Event staff (including volunteers and brewers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers will take any action towards the offender that they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or immediately expelling the offender from the event with no refund.
What To Do If You Feel Harassed:
If it is an emergency, if you are injured, or feel threatened, do not hesitate to call 911. Your safety is always our first priority.
Event organizers will identify themselves at the beginning of the event and can be identified as they’ll be wearing Colorado Startup Brews branded t-shirts. If you aren’t sure who the organizers are or where to find them, ask any volunteer, also wearing a Colorado Startup Brews branded t-shirt.
Report the harassment incident to an organizer immediately or as soon as you feel able. This report will be kept confidential between organizers; however, if any organizer feels anyone is in danger, police or security will be notified.
If you feel another participant, volunteer or organizer has been disrespectful, but aren’t sure if it qualifies as harassment, feel free to respond to that person directly, and also alert one of the organizers. We seek to create a safe event space and people need to know if their behavior inhibits other participants from enjoying themselves while feeling safe and respected. We welcome your participation in this, and respect your privacy if you choose simply to report the incident. When we know about inappropriate behavior we can work with individuals and improve our training to educate our volunteers.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of event staff immediately. If necessary, event staff will contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, offer a safe place or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to make sure they feel safe for the duration of Colorado Startup Brews. We value your attendance and safety.
We expect all participants to follow these rules at Colorado Startup Brews, at all times.