Code of Conduct

All Participants (defined as speakers, brewers, members, 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.

Age Verification

Attendees must be 21 years or older and must present a valid government-issued ID. This is a members-only event and will not open to the public. All attendees must comply with posted warnings and policies at all times.

Photo Licensing

Colorado Startup Brews Association (CSBA) intends to take photographs of this event for use in Colorado Startup Brews news and promotional material, in print, electronic and other media, including the Colorado Startup Brews website. By participating in this event, all participants grant Colorado Startup Brews the right to use any image, photograph, or likeness, without limitation, in its promotional materials and publicity efforts without compensation. All media becomes the property of CSBA. Media may be displayed, distributed or used by CSBA for any purpose.

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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Anti-Harassment Policy

Harassment is any form of behavior 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 sexualized images, activities, or other material. Event staff (including volunteers and brewers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized 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.