Swift TO is committed to reflecting the culture of diversity and inclusion that makes Toronto great. We actively encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to submit talk proposals.
We stand by our code of conduct and will make sure that all organizers and volunteers are sent a copy of it prior to the event.
We are constantly learning and improving our process. We are open and receptive to feedback and suggestions.
To make sure that Swift TO is an inclusive space for all individuals we have a Diversity Support Scholarship Program this year. When you make your purchase, you will have the option to contribute to and help us make more scholarship tickets available. On July 29th 2019, 2 weeks before the event, we will raffle the tickets and notify all scholarship applicants.
If you would like to apply, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org we will add your name to our raffle pool.
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 organisers 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 t-shirts.
Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.
We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.