The Socialism conference is committed to uplifting and centering the voices and organizations of oppressed people. In addition to being a center of political debate and education, a significant aspect of the conference’s value derives from its embodiment of community. We maintain that building a forum and vehicle for left politics depends substantially upon the cultivation of community and trust among those who take part. Socialism 2022 aims to be an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment for all conference participants. We know that interpersonal harm and harassment are pervasive in our society, and the left is not immune to these behaviors. Our goal is to have a conflict- and crisis-free conference, and we are committed to working to de-escalate and resolve any problems that may arise. This code of conduct outlines the expectations for every participant in Socialism 2022, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.
“Participant” in this policy refers to anyone present at Socialism 2022, including panelists, staff, organizers, vendors, and all attendees.
We expect all participants at Socialism 2022 to abide by this code of conduct in all venues at the Socialism conference, including ancillary events, entertainment areas, and official and unofficial social gatherings.
Unacceptable behaviors include, but are not limited to:
Unacceptable behavior from any participant at Socialism 2022, including attendees, sponsors, volunteer leaders, vendors, venue staff, and conference staff, will not be tolerated.
If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the Socialism 2022 organizing team reserves the right to take any action it deems appropriate. The Socialism 2022 organizing team reserves the right to remove an individual from Socialism 2022 without warning or refund, and to prohibit an individual from attendance at future conferences.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact Socialism 2022 staff immediately. Staff can be identified by yellow name badges, or contacted by text or phone at the number listed in the conference program. All complaints will be treated seriously and responded to promptly. If your safety is threatened, please contact Hyatt venue security.
If needed or requested, staff will help participants contact venue security, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of Socialism 2022.