Code of conduct

The largest search marketing event in the north of England. No sales pitches- just actionable advice.

Code of Conduct

SearchLeeds was created to bring together our collective experiences and perspectives for one day. No sales pitches – just actionable advice in the UK’s SEO capital.

A clear cut code of conduct is helps us stay aligned with this goal and with the values at the heart of SearchLeeds.

We value the participation of each member of the community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.

All attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other delegates throughout SearchLeeds and at all surrounding events, such as the parties.

All delegates/attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organisers and volunteers at any SearchLeeds event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event to ensure SearchLeeds is as successful as it can possibly be.

In short…

SearchLeeds is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people from different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. As we serve a tech savvy audience, communication includes social media postings by attendees concerning SearchLeeds.

We’re asking you to:

  • Be kind to others
  • Not insult or put down other attendees
  • Behave professionally
  • Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for SearchLeeds.

Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference without any compensation at the sole discretion of the conference organisers.

Thank you for helping to make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.

The Longer 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 behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

Partners in the exhibition hall are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, partners should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Staff, including volunteers, should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Excessive swearing and offensive jokes are not appropriate for SearchLeeds.

If a participant engages in behaviour that violates this code of conduct, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no compensation.

Contact Information

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the Edit team, wearing a “SearchLeeds” Tshirt. They can either directly help or contact another colleague who can.


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