Participating in PoRTal 9 is a communal activity that bridges the distance between us all. It is an exercise in manners and civility, an effort in cultivating pluralism.
We expect all participants to follow the Code of Conduct and make the event a safe environment for their fellow attendants. Breaching the Code of Conduct will force the organizers to intervene and eject any malicious elements from the convention.
Any kind of harassment, intimidation, bullying, disruptivity, stalking, or non-consensual interaction will be considered in breach of our code of conduct.
Don’t allow a person’s gender, appearance, ethnicity, age, sexuality, neurotype, or any other characteristic become leverage for discrimination. If a participant or group of participants openly engages in hate-speech inform the organizers.
Names and Pronouns
If you’re corrected in your pronunciation of a name or the pronoun that accompanies it, smile, nod and do your best to accommodate your fellow participant.
- Open your circle : If you are having a non-private conversation leave some space between you (or an empty chair if you’re sitting) so others can join. Let the circle grow organically and/or add chairs as needed.
- Help people jump in : When someone joins your conversation bring them up to speed so they can participate. A quick introduction to those present might help as well.
- Language bridges : The convention is international, using english will attract people to join you in conversation and share unique perspectives. If you can translate for someone, take the chance.
- Be understanding : Please assume the best of others if communication mistakes and misunderstandings happen. We are a diverse group, and miscommunication happens even when no offense was intended. This does not apply to harassment and discrimination, which we expect no one to tolerate.
Photo and Social Media Policy
Please be mindful and respectful about when, whom, and what you photograph and publish. It’s probably more ok to take or publish a photo of a person giving a talk than a person completely immersed in an in-game situation. When in doubt, please ask.
Please ask for permission before you tag people on social media.