Code of Conduct

Part of ensuring that The Big Transaction conference is a good experience for all attendees is the enforcement of a strong code of conduct. All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at The Big Transaction are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will strongly enforce this code throughout the event and all attendees must agree to this policy when purchasing tickets. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe and inclusive environment for everybody.

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For the duration of the entire event, conference organizers will be actively monitoring the emails and phone numbers listed below:

The Quick Version

The Big Transaction is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter, and other online media. The Big Transaction participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material.

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.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of The Big Transaction staff immediately. Conference staff can contacted directly anytime via email ( or telephone (504-475-7694).

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference, workshop venues and conference-related social events.

If you have questions about this document or why it exists, please read this very helpful guide about codes of conduct.


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