Brief and Purpose

This policy outlines MonkeyFestUSA’s expectations regarding expected behavior from all MonkeyFestUSA speakers, collaborators, or participants at any event they host or sponsor.

We promote freedom of expression and open communication. But we expect all participants to follow our code of conduct. Participants should avoid offending any person they interact with and minimize the possibility of serious disputes that may disrupt the workplace, event or any community MonkeyFestUSA interacts with/supports.


This policy applies to all MonkeyFestUSA participants, attendees, or collaborators.



All speakers or attendants should respect their colleagues, event speakers, or attendees. MonkeyFestUSA will not allow any kind of discriminatory behavior, harassment or victimization.

Harassment Free

MonkeyFestUSA is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual/relationship orientation, disability, politics, disease, mental illness or disorder, disability, veteran status, economic status, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, citizenship status, religion, language, or on any other basis.

We do not tolerate harassment in any form: to, or by anyone. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any venue, virtual room, talk, community group or any other event where MonkeyFestUSA is a sponsor or participant. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the engagement at the discretion of the organizers.

Harassment includes (but is not limited to):

  • Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity, and expression, sexual/relationship orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, rage, age, religion, or any other social conformity
  • Sexual imagery in public places
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the event.

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

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event virtual rooms and event-related social activities.


If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. As of this writing, event staff will be identified by their “Staff Badge.” Additional means of identifying staff personnel will be provided closer to the event’s date.

We want you to be happy at our event. People like you make our event a better place.

Anonymous Report

If you do not feel comfortable talking to a staff member directly, you can also report harassment anonymously by contacting us at