Code of Conduct
Twilio SIGNAL is dedicated to providing a harassment-free virtual conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or religion (or lack thereof). Twilio does not tolerate harassment of conference participants or staff at any time nor in any form.
All communication throughout the virtual conference should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any part of the conference, particularly when interfacing with any chat features built in to the conference experience. Please be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees and behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for SIGNAL.
Attendees violating these guidelines may be removed from the virtual conference platform at Twilio’s and/or the conference organizers’ sole discretion and will not have a right to a refund if applicable.
Thank you for helping make SIGNAL a welcoming, friendly event for all.
A primary goal of Twilio SIGNAL is to be inclusive to the largest number of attendees, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, Twilio is committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming virtual environment for all, regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or religion (or lack thereof). Twilio does not tolerate harassment of conference attendees in any form.
This Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.
Please help Twilio create a safe and positive virtual experience for everyone who attends Twilio SIGNAL.
2. Expected Behavior
- Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of this community.
- Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
- Attempt collaboration before conflict.
- Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing comments.
- Be mindful of your fellow attendees and alert SIGNAL concierge if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or someone violating this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.
3. Unacceptable Behavior
Unacceptable behaviors include intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech and comments by any attendee in SIGNAL’s online community, at all related events and in one-on-one communications carried out in the context of Twilio SIGNAL.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to, harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments related to gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, religion (or lack thereof), disability, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images (including presentation slides), deliberate intimidation, stalking or following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
4. Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior
Twilio will not tolerate any unacceptable behavior from any attendee or other participant in SIGNAL, including sponsors, speakers, and those with decision-making authority.
Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
If an attendee or other SIGNAL participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the community organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from Twilio SIGNAL without warning (and without refund if applicable).
5. If You Witness or Are Subject to Unacceptable Behavior
If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a SIGNAL staff member via SIGNAL concierge as soon as possible. If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1.
6. Addressing Grievances
If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify Twilio SIGNAL via SIGNAL Concierge or via the contact details provided in Section 8) with a concise description of your grievance. Your grievance will be handled in accordance with our Harassment Reporting Guidelines.
Twilio expects all SIGNAL participants (contributors, paid or otherwise; sponsors; and other guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct throughout the virtual conference and while on the SIGNAL event platform, as well as in all interactions pertaining to SIGNAL business throughout the duration of the conference.
8. Contact Information
- Conference Organizers
9. License and Attribution
This Code of Conduct is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.