Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and personnel at our conference are required to agree to the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from everyone to ensure a safe, diverse, and welcoming environment.

The quick version

IGGI is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). IGGI welcomes the free exchange and debate of diverse ideas and opinions. Such open debate requires mutual respect and good faith of all participants. Therefore, we do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form, nor ad hominem attacks.

Sexist, racist, discriminatory, or harassing language, imagery or behaviour or ad hominem attacks are not appropriate in the iGGi conference, in person or online. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference and all future IGGI events at the discretion of IGGI organizers with no refund.

The expanded version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, 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. Ad hominem attacks are statements attacking the character, motive, or other attribute of a person in an argument, rather than the substance of the argument.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are required to comply immediately. If a participant engages in any of the aforementioned behavior, IGGI may take any action they deem appropriate, from warning the offender to immediately expelling the offender with no refund.

Reporting and enforcement

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the IGGI manager Jo Maltby or the conference organiser Sebastian Deterding immediately. At the conference, you can contact any iGGi organizer at the registration desk, who will be able to get ahold of us quickly. If you can’t or don’t wish to speak in person, or prefer to talk privately or electronically, contact us at with “CONDUCT” in your email title. 

All reports will be handled in the strictest confidence.


This document is based on the code of conduct of XOXO, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License and based on the work of JSConf, Geek Feminism, Open Source Bridge, and Conference Code of Conduct. Thanks!