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Harassment/Discrimination Policy


TropiCon does not tolerate harassment/discrimination of conference participants/attendees in any form. Conference participants/attendees are chosen on a sign-up first come, first serve basis without discrimination. Conference participants/attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers and banned from all future Fast Layne events.

Anti-harassment/discrimination policy is as follows:
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments related to race, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political leaning, vaccination status, physical appearance, body size, age

  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, or doxing

  • Harassing photography or recording

  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events

  • Inappropriate physical contact

  • Unwelcome sexual attention

  • Personal attacks

  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior

*Participants asked to cease harassing/discriminating behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing/discriminating behavior, event organizers and/or venue staff retain the right to take any actions to maintain a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference without a refund.

Event organizers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities. We think people should follow these rules outside event activities too!



If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy at our event. People like you make our event a better place.

You can make a report either personally or anonymously.

Anonymous Report

You can make an anonymous report here

We can't follow up an anonymous report with you directly, but we will fully investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.


*Personal Report

You can make a personal report by:

Contacting a staff member, identified by STAFF badges, buttons, or shirts.

When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other event staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we'll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we'll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You won't be asked to confront anyone and we won't tell anyone who you are.

Our team will be happy to help you contact hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

Harassment Policy adapted from Conference Anti-Harassment Policy from geekfeminism.wikia

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