Genome BC's EVENT Community Guidelines 

Genome British Columbia's events are designed to be safe and open environments for all participants. Please review and follow these guidelines below when participating in our event:

Be kind, open-minded, and respectful of everyone’s opinions and life experiences.
Above all, we ask that all attendees, speakers other guests behave respectfully. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes or comments are never tolerated at Genome BC’s events, or on social media or other online platforms for the event. 

Do your part to create a judgment-free zone to make the event a positive and meaningful experience for all.

Harassment includes (but is not limited to): 

  • comments using demeaning, derogatory, or discriminatory language 
  • comments intended to cause offence or harm to other members of the community, 
  • deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, or harassing photography or recording 
  • sustained disruption of talks or other events, 
  • inappropriate physical contact, 
  • and unwelcome sexual attention.

If you’re asked—whether by Genome BC staff, event / venue security or another attendee — to stop your behaviour, you’re expected to do so immediately and respectfully.

Do not use malicious or offensive speech.
Do not use vulgar speech or other language that may make other participants feel uncomfortable. Event participants have different experiences, personalities, and backgrounds. Please do not make assumptions and be sensitive to others’ perspectives.

One or more violations of these guidelines may result
 in your removal from the event.

By participating in any of Genome BC events, you agree to these guidelines. Thank you for helping to ensure that our events are a positive experience for everyone involved.

Reporting an incident: If you see, overhear, or experience a violation of these community guidelines during this event and you would like to report harassment or other disruptive behaviors,  please contact a Genome BC staff member or event / venue security immediately or email

We take all concerns seriously and we will use our discretion in determining when and how to follow up on reported incidents. Depending on the circumstances involved, we may decline to take any further action or may direct the participant to other resources for resolution.

We will be happy to help participants contact venue/event security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event.