Blue Team Village (BTV) values respectful and inclusive debate that advances knowledge and understanding. However we will not tolerate disrespectful, threatening, or demeaning language or actions that make any member of the community feel unwelcome or threatened.

We are devoted to creating a safe, friendly, and welcoming environment. We expect your behaviors to contribute to this. It’s not about what you look like but what’s in your mind and how you present yourself that counts.

We do not condone harassment against any participant, for any reason. Harassment includes deliberate intimidation and targeting individuals in a manner that makes them feel uncomfortable, unwelcome, or afraid.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. We reserve the right to respond to harassment in the manner we deem appropriate, including but not limited to expulsion from the community and referral to the relevant authorities.

We have set out the following general guidelines to help ensure that members of our community feel safe and welcome:

Be kind and courteous to others, and use welcoming and inclusive language. Show empathy for others, and be respectful of different viewpoints and opinions. Trolling, spamming, flaming, etc. will not be permitted. Keep differences of opinion structured, constructive, and where they are wanted. Likewise accept differing opinions gracefully and with consideration for others. Remember that we all walk different paths. Differing ideas are welcome, but attacks are never acceptable. Hate speech such as racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, etc. is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Private harassment, including the above, will also not be tolerated. If you feel this is happening to you, please reach out to one of the BTV organizers. We want this community to feel safe for its participants. Selling of anything is prohibited.

This Code of Conduct applies to everyone participating in the BTV community, including attendees, exhibitors, speakers, press, volunteers, and anyone else that participates in our community.

These are standards and moderation guidelines, and as such are followed in spirit, not by letter. If you feel these are being violated, or someone is otherwise making the community unsafe, unwelcome, or uncomfortable, we encourage you to contact one of the BTV organizers.