Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, interns and volunteers at any DIA event are required to agree with the following code of conduct. This includes participants in our Slack channels and all other forms of DIA-related communication. Administrators will enforce this code throughout the accelerator. We expect everyone to treat people and ideas with respect both while coworking and during events.


The Quick Version

DIA is dedicated to providing a harassment-free community for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any DIA event, including talks. Members violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the administrators.


The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, 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. 

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the DIA administrators may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from DIA with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact administrators at Barrett Properties or InventureIT immediately.

DIA administrators will be happy to help participants contact local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe. We value your attendance and coworking membership.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all DIA-related social events, as well as during coworking times.



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