CODE OF CONDUCT

PURPOSE

HDI believes our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, or religion.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

We invite all sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, media, exhibitors and other participants to help us realize a safe and positive conference experience for everyone.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR

  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert conference organizers if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.

UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR

Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any attendees of HDI and related events. Many HDI venues are shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations. Harassment includes: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

CONSEQUENCES OF UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated whether by other attendees, media, speakers, volunteers, organizers, venue staff, sponsors, or exhibitors.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the conference without warning or refund.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU WITNESS OR ARE SUBJECT TO UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR

If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a conference organizer as soon as possible. All reports will remain completely confidential.

The HDI team will be available to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, to provide escorts, or to otherwise assist those experiencing unacceptable behavior to feel safe for the duration of the conference. You can report unacceptable behavior to any member of staff. Staff can be found in the Show Office onsite or you may email one of the contacts below.

SCOPE

We expect all conference participants (sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other guests) to abide by this code of conduct at all conference venues and conference-related social events.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Joy Sobhani, Event Director

 
 
 
 
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    Session Code:  KEY1
    Location:  Potomac Ballroom
    Experience Level: Fundamental, Intermediate, Advanced
    Track: Keynote
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    Do you have the right tools and knowledge to be a leader within your brand? Join Ekaterina Walter in this illuminating keynote where she’ll share the successes and failures of the most revolutionary entrepreneurs of our times—and bring to life the unconventional wisdom, the absolute truths, and the misconceptions about what it takes to build an innovative business. Her thought leadership has been featured on CNBC, ABC, NBC, FOX News, Forbes, TechCrunch, CNN, WSJ… and now she’s ready to bring it to HDI 2017! You’ll walk away knowing how to build inspired teams and strong partnerships that will lead your organization to long-term profitability and growth.