GAMA Trade Show Harassment Policy
GAMA Trade Show is dedicated to providing a harassment-free and positive experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of trade show participants in any form. Images, language and behavior that disrespect any groups are not appropriate and will not be tolerated.
What Constitutes Harassment?
Harassment is generally any behavior that alarms, threatens, or excessively annoys another person or group. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments [related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion], sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, and false accusations of harassment. Attendees asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Your right not to be harassed is not a right not to be offended. All of us have different things that we find offensive. If you are offended, the best solution may be for you to walk away from the person who offends you. Should that person pursue you and continue to offend you, that could be harassment.
How to Handle Harassment
If you feel that you are being discriminated against or harassed, or if you notice anyone behaving inappropriately (such as violating hotel or convention policies), we respectfully suggest the following:
1. If you feel comfortable doing so, point out the inappropriate behavior to the person(s) involved. Often this will solve the problem immediately.
2. If you do not feel comfortable talking with the person(s) involved, or if talking to them does not resolve the issue, please report the situation immediately to any GAMA Trade Show security volunteer or GAMA staff member.
Issues involving a GAMA Trade Show volunteer should be reported directly to a GAMA staff member.
Please provide a name, badge name, badge number, or physical description of the person(s) involved when reporting an event. We collect this information so we can act on any unfortunate incidents during the event to make everyone’s experience a positive one! While we are primarily concerned with preventing harassment in GAMA Trade Show space during the show, we will also respond to situations that might occur outside that show space, for example in local shops, bars, restaurants, or on the street, or in online contexts