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DataFest 2021 - Code of Conduct

Tenn-Share is dedicated to providing all attendees, presenters, and staff with a safe, open environment throughout DataFest 2021. The consortium will not tolerate discrimination and harassment based on age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, nationality, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status at its events.

Tenn-Share explicitly prohibits the following behaviors at DataFest 2021 to create an inclusive environment.

  • Posting or threatening to post others personally identifying information with an intent to harm (commonly known as doxing)
  • Sexual or gender-based harassment including unwelcome sexual attention/advances, sexualized comments/jokes/posts, or the display of any sexually explicit material
  • Sustained disruption of consortium events, including all talks and presentations, through any egregious behaviors, inappropriate photography, or prohibited recording 
  • Violence, threats of violence, or violent language against another person or persons, particularly those related to any of the protected classes aforementioned
  • Any harassment or intimidation of any of the protected classes aforementioned
  • Any behavior a reasonable person or persons finds hostile or offensive
  • Any advocating for the actions and behaviors described above or any calls to incitement designed to endanger those participating in DataFest 2021

All participants (attendees, presenters, and staff) are expected to observe the code of conduct throughout DataFest 2021. Participants asked to cease any of these behaviors are expected to comply immediately. Failure to comply will result in expulsion from DataFest 2021 at the discretion of the DataFest Committee.

We want all participants to enjoy DataFest 2021 and use it as an opportunity to learn, network, and help share resources across Tennessee. Thank you for your compliance and respect for others.

Please inform a member of the conference staff by direct chat message if you are being harassed or see others being harassed. You may also contact one of our conference co-hosts by email (Ari Baker - execdir@tenn-share.org; Jennie Mezick -  jamezick@utk.edu; David Ownby - downby1@gmail.com) .