Code of Conduct


At LabMan, we believe that every person deserves respect. While we do recognize our peers with respect for their extraordinary contributions, we believe treating each other with respect and dignity is always expected. We also want LabMan to be a safe and productive environment for all participants. LabMan's code of conduct ensures a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), socioeconomic status, or physical appearance.

We take pride in being open, transparent, respectful and inclusive of any individual who wants to participate. We strive to offer a professional and inclusive environment, so please review our Code of Conduct as it outlines our expectations for all attendees regardless of affiliation or status (organizer or not),and covers what we consider unacceptable behavior. We invite everyone who participates in LabMan to help us create a safe and positive experience for everyone. Our Code of Conduct has been inspired by and adapted from several sources including:

Expected Behavior

The following behaviors are expected and requested of all community members:

  • Be genuine. Participate in an authentic and active way.
  • Be kind. Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
  • Be open. Attempt collaboration before writing someone off.
  • Be respectful. Refrain from demeaning, dicriminatory, or harrassing behavior and speech.
  • Be mindful. Maintain awareness of your surroundings and your fellow participants.

Alert community leaders and/or conference staff if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.

Unacceptable Behavior

The following actions are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community. Harassment also includes slights and negative messages, both unintended and intentional, based solely on appearance (sometimes called microaggressions).

  • Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person.
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material.
  • Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”).
  • Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.
  • Inappropriate photography or recording.
  • Inappropriate physical contact. You should have someone’s consent before touching them.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes sexualized comments or jokes; inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcomed sexual advances.
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person).
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
  • Sustained disruption of community events, including talks and, presentations.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including sponsors and those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated. If you are asked to stop harrassing behavior you are expected to and you will comply, or you will be asked to leave. If necessary, our on-site security provider or police will escort you from the premises if you refuse to leave. These behaviors will not be tolerated. No refunds will be provided. If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, the community organizers and/or conference staff may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community. No refunds will be provided.


We expect all community participants to abide by this Code of Conduct in all community venues – online and in-person – as well as in all one-on-one communications about community business. This code of conduct and its related procedures also applies to unacceptable behavior occurring outside the scope of community activities when such behavior has the potential to affect the safety and well-being of community members adversely.