Code of Conduct & Inclusion Policy

Code of Conduct

Any action or behavior that causes significant interference with convention operations, excessive discomfort to other attendees, or adversely affects The Diana Initiative’s relationship with its guests, its venues or the public is strictly forbidden and may result in permanent suspension of attendance.

Harassment of any kind, including physical assault, battery, deliberate intimidation, stalking, or unwelcome physical attentions, will not be tolerated at the convention. If people tell you “no” or ask you to leave them alone, your business with them is done. If you continue to attempt to have contact with those people, you may be removed from the premises. Remember: “Presence does not imply consent.” If you have been the target of harassment, we urge you to report the incident immediately to a member of Security or to Convention Operations. The sooner an issue is reported to us, the more appropriately we can address it.

The Diana Initiative Inclusion Policy
The Diana Initiative is an inclusive and safe space for people to come together and build friendships and professional relationships within the InfoSec Community. While The Diana Initiative is a female centric organization, it is also an inclusive organization with goals that extend beyond the exclusive needs of women. The Diana Initiative seeks to include the voices of all people, no matter their sex, gender, color, ability, nationality, or identity.  All are welcome here.

As members and volunteers of The Diana Initiative we will not tolerate hate speech or violence against any group or individual. The Diana Initiative is not in the business of deciding the gender of our participants. 

The gender spectrum involves narratives that are not always 100% predictable but are welcome in the space. We exist in a world that embraces the gender binary but we are not interested in perpetuating toxic narratives around gender binary. We want to hear the views of all genders (or none) and each unique experience – every voice is welcome and valued. We welcome the views of all race/ethnicity, and we want to hear your voice and stories. Come and just be you.

If there is any question regarding the gender of a The Diana Initiative participant, DO NOT call out the person in question or make them feel uncomfortable. If you do not know the gender of a person, DO NOT user male or female pronouns to describe that person, instead use neutral pronouns such as “they/them/their.” The Diana Initiative bathrooms are open to any person, there will be no policing of bathroom use. Concerns regarding participation should be sent to a The Diana Initiative staff member or to someone wearing an orange Safety shirt.

We’d love your feedback on how we’re doing, and what we can do to make things even better for you. It makes a huge difference to know what is and isn’t working on sharing information with you, how we’re running events, how we’re doing on our commitment to inclusivity.