For an atmosphere of mutual respect and a welcoming culture
The team at parallel endeavours to ensure all participants, regardless of their gender, ethnic origin, religion, belief, disability, age or sexual identity, have a discrimination and harassment free conference.
If, during the event, any harassment or other undesirable behaviour occurs, the organisers will work to ensure that this is stopped immediately.
Undesirable behaviour includes insulting, discriminatory or sexual words and pictures in lectures, workshops, and evening events, and in the use of online media such as Twitter or Facebook.
It also includes unwanted physical contact, images and sounds, harassing, stalking and intentionally disruptive behaviour that leads to repeated disruption of parts of the event.
If participants are victims of, or witness, such behaviour please contact the organising team.
The team at parallel will take all such concerns seriously and will decide how to respond to them appropriately. It will look after the harassed person and decide according to householder's right, how a repetition can be precluded.
The diversity manager is Matthias Parbel, whom you can contact here.