Event Community Guidelines and Anti-Harassment Policy

We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free and inclusive event experience for everyone regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, or other protected category. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form.

Google takes violations of our policy seriously and will respond appropriately. For more information, refer to Google’s Event Community Guidelines and Anti-Harassment Policy.

All participants of Webmaster Conference must abide by the following policy:

  1. Be excellent to each other. Treat everyone with respect. Participate while acknowledging that everyone deserves to be here — and each of us has the right to enjoy our experience without fear of harassment, discrimination, or condescension, whether blatant or via micro-aggressions. Jokes shouldn’t demean others. Consider what you are saying and how it would feel if it were said to or about you.

  2. Speak up if you see or hear something. Harassment is not tolerated, and you are empowered to politely engage when you or others are disrespected. The person making you feel uncomfortable may not be aware of what they are doing, and politely bringing their behavior to their attention is encouraged.

  3. Practice saying "Yes and" to each other. It’s a theatre improv technique to build on each other’s ideas. We all benefit when we create together.

We have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind, including but not limited to:

  • Stalking/following
  • Deliberate intimidation
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Offensive verbal language
  • Verbal language that reinforces social structures of domination
  • Sexual imagery and language in public spaces
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual or physical attention

In relation to, but not limited to:

  • Neurodiversity
  • Race
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Gender identity
  • Gender expression
  • Sexual orientation
  • Age
  • Body size
  • Disabilities
  • Appearance
  • Religion
  • Pregnancy
  • English
  • Accent

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Our zero tolerance policy means that we will look into and review every allegation of violation of our Event Community Guidelines and Anti-Harassment Policy and respond appropriately. We empower and encourage you to report any behavior that makes you or others feel uncomfortable by finding a staff member wearing a Google badge.

Event staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing discomfort or harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

This policy extends to talks, forums, workshops, codelabs, social media, parties, hallway conversations, all attendees, partners, sponsors, volunteers, event staff, etc. You catch our drift. Webmaster Conference reserves the right to refuse admittance to, or remove any person from, any Google-hosted event (including future events) at any time in its sole discretion. This includes, but is not limited to, attendees behaving in a disorderly manner or failing to comply with this policy, and the terms and conditions herein. If a participant engages in harassing or uncomfortable behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning or expelling the offender from the conference with no refund.

Terms & Conditions

 

Attendee Requirement

Attendees are not permitted to bring guests to Webmaster Conference or to any pre- or post-Webmaster Conference events. If you have someone traveling with you, that person will need to register, get selected and get confirmation email to attend or participate in Webmaster Conference.

Marketing Release

Google will be documenting Webmaster Conference. Photographs, audio and/or video recorded by Google, or others on behalf of Google, at Webmaster Conference may include your image or likeness. By registering to attend Webmaster Conference, you agree that Google may use such recorded content for any purpose without compensation to you.

Communications

All registered attendees agree to allow Google and those working on its behalf to facilitate Webmaster Conference to contact them regarding their registration and attendance. By registering for the event, you agree to allow Google to communicate with you via email and phone with information regarding the event.

Q&A sessions or panel discussions will occur at Webmaster Conference. By registering for this event, you acknowledge that any questions you submit will be moderated by Google, and may be edited or removed at Google’s sole discretion. Google reserves its right to prohibit inappropriate, profane, hateful or harassing content of any kind during these sessions.