VideoBrains is dedicated to providing a great experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexuality, disability, appearance, race, religion, or anything, really. For this reason, we will not tolerate any form of harassment at our events. Attendees found to be engaging in harassment may be sanctioned or expelled without refund, and risk being barred from attending any future VideoBrains events.
What is harassment?
- offensive verbal comments
- intimidation, stalking or following
- photographing or recording someone without their permission
- sustained disruption of talks
- uninvited physical contact
- uninvited sexual attention
Participants asked to stop harassing behaviour, either by attendees or by VideoBrains staff, must comply immediately.
What can I do if I am being harassed?
In some cases you may find clearly saying ‘no’ or ‘please leave me alone’, or simply walking away, will be enough. In these cases we would appreciate it if a VideoBrains team member was informed privately to help us identify repeat offenders.
If you continue to be harassed or notice someone else being harassed, please contact a VideoBrains team member immediately, so we can take action to ensure your safety. If you are uncomfortable discussing the nature of the harassment, you do not have to report it – we will ensure anyone is provided an escort or safe space for the event on request. If you wish to report harassment, we will work with you to respond to the issue in a way that assists you in feeling safe and maintains the safety of the event, as well as enforcing our anti-harassment policy. We will make every effort to calmly de-escalate the situation, and can provide you with any assistance or support you need afterwards.
If you report a serious criminal matter, please be aware that we may be obliged to contact the police. We would however take into account any concerns you may have around involving them.
What if something else is making me uncomfortable?
If something about VideoBrains’ events, advertising, social media, or anything else is worrying you, please do talk to us about it. You can find Jake or Thryn at one of our events, or email your concerns to email@example.com, and we’ll do our best to improve the situation.