NDSS Code of Conduct

Thank you for being a part of the NDSS community. NDSS is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable event experience for all participants including a welcoming environment for open discussion of ideas. We do not tolerate harassment in any form.

Be inclusive, considerate, respectful and kind:

  • NDSS welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities.
  • Always conduct yourself professionally onsite and online, including via social media and when using the NDSS hashtag.
  • An environment where people feel comfortable and safe is a productive and creative one. Your decisions may affect others, and you should be respectful of other’s opinions.
  • Harassment and exclusionary behavior aren’t acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to threats of violence; discriminatory jokes and language; sharing sexually explicit or violent material via electronic devices or other means; personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms; unwelcome sexual attention; advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior or repeated harassment of others. In general, if someone asks you to stop something, then stop.

Who is covered under this Code of Conduct?

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, staff, and volunteers at our events are required to refrain from harassment. NDSS staff will enforce this Code throughout the event, and expects cooperation from all participants. Should you need to report behavior that you believe violates this Code, please inform staff at the registration desk or send email to: [email protected]

Read the Internet Society’s Code of Conduct.