RIVER CITY REASONFEST Harassment Policy

River City Reasonfest is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments [related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religious identity], deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Assuming the absence of problematic behavior (intimidation, following, inappropriate physical contact, etc.), criticism or disagreement regarding an attendee’s belief structure will not be construed as harassment. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Open discussion encompassing diversity of opinion on a wide range of topics is central to the success of Reasonfest, however we expect civility and respect at all times. Differences of opinion are encouraged, harassment is not.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund of any donations. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a conference volunteer immediately. Reasonfest also encourages attendees to report any criminal behavior directly to the Winnipeg Police, as well as to conference organizers.

Conference volunteers will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.