The International Design in Government Community has over 800 members from 50 countries. In order to maintain an inviting, open, and valuable community we ask members to agree to the following code of conduct:
- Have respect for all members of the Community. We should all strive for a harassment-free Conference for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual preference, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices.
- Help create a safe and welcoming environment. We can do this by being open to diverse points of view, by inviting new people in, by reaching out to new people to welcome them into the Community, and by keeping things people share inside the Community if they specify request confidentiality.
- Don’t assume everyone has the same context. Encourage questions.
- Listen to others, and ensure that all sessions are respectful, participatory, and productive.
- Don’t criticize the work of others – provide constructive feedback instead.
- Stay on topic – the Community is about sharing design, user research, content design, accessibility best practices, knowledge and experience gained and challenges. If a topic goes off on a different, unrelated tangent we may ask you to wait for a more suitable moment to continue the conversation.
The Conference organisers and volunteers reserve the right to ask anyone in violation of these policies to take no further part in the Conference.
Organisers and volunteers will reinforce this Code throughout the event. If you have any concerns during the event, please contact an organiser or volunteer immediately.