Code of Conduct

Attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at the Global Digital Development Forum are expected 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.

The Global Digital Development Forum strives to be a dynamic, inclusive space where development practitioners, technologists, HQ and management, humanitarian aid workers, software developers, data analysts/scientists, funders and others involved in this field can come together for multidisciplinary conversations, learning and collaboration.

The Forum is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, legal status, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We expect participants to follow these rules during the conference and break-out sessions/workshops and the reception.

We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.

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

Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any of our sessions or breakouts, breaks or reception, or on Twitter and other online media as related to the conference.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Conference participants engaging in harassing behavior, making others feel unsafe, or violating these rules may be warned, or asked to leave the conference immediately, at the discretion of the conference organizers.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact us immediately. We will have the option to make a report either personally or anonymously to designated conference organizers.