Code of conduct

Apogee SF crafts memorable experiences for designers of all demographics. We've etched this belief into our Guiding principles and behaviors, which extend to attendees, speakers, volunteers, hosts, partners and sponsors. 

Be kind; treat each other as you would expect and wish to be treated. Remember, the best designers have a deep sense of empathy for their user, peers and community. 

Harassment will not be tolerated. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, 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.

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

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing branded lanyards.

If you've experienced or witnessed harassment, you may fill out this confidential Harassment complaint form

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