Code of Conduct — Esri Conferences and Community Spaces

Purpose

At Esri, we believe geography can make the world a better place. To make it possible for true collaboration, creativity, innovation, and idea exchange to thrive we are committed to facilitating a welcoming and respectful community for all. This Conference Code of Conduct shares our community expectations and applies to all attendees, employees, exhibitors, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, and other participants at Esri-sponsored events. We empower all participants in our community to actively engage in creating a friendly and safe environment for all.

Expectations

  • Be kind and considerate. Respect personal space and common courtesy rules for personal interaction.
  • Be mindful of others around you to ensure a great experience for your fellow participants.
  • Refrain from displaying any demeaning, harassing, aggressive, or intimidating materials or behavior.
  • Dress and behave in a professional manner.
  • Do not damage private or communal property.
  • Obey the rules and regulations of the venue.
  • Promptly report any behavior that makes you or others feel uncomfortable to the nearest Esri representative.

Inappropriate Behavior—Harassment, Aggression, and Intimidation

  • Harassment, aggression, and intimidation are hurtful and interfere with another person's experience and participation in our community. These behaviors are unacceptable.
  • These behaviors can be related to, but not limited to: race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, medical conditions, age, body size, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related situations), gender identity or presentation, military service, or differing physical or mental abilities.
  • Inappropriate behavior can take many forms such as slurs; jokes; derogatory statements; foul or obscene language; offensive clothing; leering; stalking; staring; gestures; pictures, drawings or cartoons; violating personal space by impeding or blocking another person's movement or otherwise physically interfering with them; harassing photography or recordings; unwanted or offensive letters or poems; offensive email or voicemail messages; or social media postings.

Consequences of Inappropriate Behavior

Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. If asked to stop behaving inappropriately, you should comply immediately.

  • Esri reserves the right to refuse entry to or remove any party from the event at any time. All determinations are at the sole discretion of Esri, and the decision of the leading Esri representative will be final.
  • Severe breaches of this Conference Code of Conduct may result in disqualification from participating in future events.
  • Individuals expelled due to violating this Conference Code of Conduct will not be eligible for a refund or other consolation.

What to Do about Inappropriate Behavior

If you witness or are subjected to inappropriate behavior or have any other concerns, notify an Esri staff member as soon as possible.

If you have questions regarding this Conference Code of Conduct or its implementation, please contact events@esri.com.