GRCon14 - Full Anti-Discrimination Policy

GRCon14 Full Anti-Discrimination Policy

The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the aims and goals of the GNU Radio Conference. These aims and goals require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group, that fosters dignity, understanding, and mutual respect, and that embraces diversity. For these reasons, the GNU Radio Conference organizers have created this anti-discrimination policy. We value everyone's attendance at and participation in our Conference.


The GNU Radio Conference is firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination at the GNU Radio Conference against individuals because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, or any other legally protected status. All attendees are entitled to participate in a conference free of discrimination, including harassment based on any of the above factors. We will not tolerate such conduct at this Conference. If anyone believes that he or she has been subjected to such discrimination or harassment, he or she should follow the reporting procedure outlined below for complaints of sexual harassment.


The GNU Radio Conference prohibits sexual harassment of any participants. Sexual harassment is unlawful under state and federal statute. The GNU Radio Conference is committed to providing a conference free from this unlawful conduct.

Definition of "Sexual Harassment"

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination and means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

  1. submission to that conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of employment; or
  2. submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a component of the basis for employment decisions affecting that individual; or
  3. the conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.

Examples of sexual harassment may include, but are not limited to the following, when such acts or behavior come within one of the above definitions:

  • unwelcome sexual advances
  • suggestive or lewd remarks
  • unwanted hugs, touches, kisses
  • requests for sexual favors
  • pornographic posters, cartoons or drawings
  • sexual jokes and banter
  • retaliating for complaining about sexual harassment

Retaliation against anyone for reporting sexual harassment or for cooperating in an investigation of a complaint of sexual harassment is against this policy. Attendees who believe they are being retaliated against should follow the complaint procedure outlined below.

Complaint Procedure

The GNU Radio Conference is committed to taking action when it learns of potential sexual harassment. Any attendee who feels that he or she has been the victim of sexual harassment should contact an individual wearing an official name badge with the word “organizer.” They may also call the following telephone number 609-647-7252. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the matter is promptly investigated and addressed.

Any attendee asked to stop behavior that is a violation of this policy is expected to comply immediately. If any attendee is found to have engaged in discrimination, Conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, expulsion from the Conference, possibly with no refund, or barring the offender from attending future Conferences or Conference events.

If you have any other concerns related to discrimination, feel free to discuss them with any member of the Conference staff.

The following information will be available for each conference:

  • Staff
  • Email contact
  • Phone number for on-site contact
  • Phone number for venue
  • Non-emergency medical
  • Local taxi company

All emergencies should go directly to 911:

  • Local law enforcement: 911
  • Local sexual assault hot line: 911