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Code of Conduct Policy

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, employees and venue employees at meetings, workshops and conferences are required to agree with the following code of conduct in order to ensure that all of our events are inclusive and free from all forms of harassment so that participants are able to feel safe and benefit equally from the event.


In accordance with this policy, harassment includes unwanted and offensive verbal and physical interaction including, but not limited to, comments or actions related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or other group identity, 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. Sexual and/or discriminatory language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue including sessions and networking events.


If anyone experiences or sees someone engaged in harassing behavior, please report it immediately to SWON staff or representatives who can be identified by their name tags and/or seated at registration table. Incidences may be reported after events by contacting SWON at or (513)239-7739.


Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Violation of this (Code of Conduct) policy may include the following consequences: a warning to immediately cease the unwanted behavior, removal from the event without refund or contracted payment, and/or exclusion from participation in future SWON programs and events.

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