The HighEdWeb community is awesome. And we want it to keep on being awesome for everyone. As we look forward to a great conference, we want to remind everyone of what we know you already know: HighEdWeb is dedicated to working toward a harassment-free community and conference experience for everyone, regardless of factors such as sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, culture, class, age, or faith.
Harassment may take a variety of forms and occur in a variety of environments, including in person or online. Attendees asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If an attendee/member of HighEdWeb engages in harassing behavior, HighEdWeb organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, expelling the offender from any HighEdWeb space or event with no refund, and/or banning the offender from future participation in HighEdWeb. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of HighEdWeb staff immediately — you may locate a staff member on the conference floor, report to the conference office or registration/information desk, or call our HEWEB Emergency Hotline: (339) 36H-EWEB.
HighEdWeb staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist attendee safety for the duration of the conference. As well, we ask you to be mindful of respect in your interactions with and via technology, from how you communicate in HighEdWeb virtual spaces to silencing mobile devices during presentations, from not interrupting others who are speaking to not using shared wifi/bandwidth to download large files.
In short: we expect the HighEdWeb community to be professional, considerate, respectful and collaborative to all with whom you come into contact, from fellow HighEdWeb community and event attendees to conference and venue staff to all others involved with the HighEdWeb experience. We value you, your safety and your participation, and we appreciate your help in making HighEdWeb the very best it can be.
rev. Sept 2016