Code of Conduct
GPNY is committed to honoring its values of community, learning and leadership by providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all, regardless of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, or religion. This code of conduct outlines our expectations for attendees’ behavior at all events of GPNY, as well as the consequences of unacceptable behavior. We expect all participants (speakers, attendees, staff, and other guests) to abide by this code of conduct at all event venues and event-related social functions.
First and foremost, treat everyone with respect. Participate while acknowledging that everyone deserves respectful treatment, and that every participant has the right to enjoy their experience without fear of harassment or discrimination.
Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to: intimidating, threatening, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, demeaning or disorderly conduct.
Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior:
Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated whether by other attendees, media, speakers, or venue staff. Anyone asked to stop engaging in unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, GPNY may take any action we deem appropriate, up to and including immediate expulsion from the event without warning and without refund of any registration or other fees, and revocation of membership.
What to do if you witness or are subject to unacceptable behavior:
Speak up! Harassment will not be tolerated at GPNY. If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify Board President or Vice President, in person, by phone, or by email