Conference Code of Conduct

The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, including panelists, sponsors, presenters and attendees. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience. We thank our attendees for their help in keeping the event welcoming, respectful and friendly to all participants.

Expected Behavior

We invite all sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees and other participants to help us realize a safe and positive conference experience for everyone. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to panelists, sponsors, and other attendees throughout the conference and at all conference events, whether or not officially sponsored by MIT Sloan or 42 Analytics.

• Be considerate and respectful when asking questions of panelists and speaking to conference attendees.

• Refrain from using demeaning or harassing behavior and speech.

• Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert conference staff if you notice a dangerous situation, see someone in distress, or have any concerns.

Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any attendees or panelists at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference and related events. Harassment includes but is not limited to: offensive verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking or following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events and inappropriate physical contact. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

While healthy, participatory discourse is encouraged, we will not tolerate abusive, badgering or baiting arguments, whether during a session or otherwise. Disrupting the presentation of any individual will be grounds for immediate dismissal. Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference without a refund at the sole discretion of the conference organizers.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.