Code of Conduct

We as organisers, speakers, sponsors and participants at the European PowerShell Conferences want our conferences to be a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, visible or invisible disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, caste, colour, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

We pledge to act and interact in ways that contribute to an open, welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and healthy community and conference(s).

Our Standards

Examples of behaviour that contributes to a positive environment for our community include:

  • Demonstrating empathy and kindness towards other people
  • Being respectful of differing opinions, viewpoints, and experiences
  • Giving and gracefully accepting constructive feedback
  • Accepting responsibility and apologizing to those affected by our mistakes, and learning from the experience
  • Focusing on what is best not just for us as individuals, but for the overall community

Examples of unacceptable behaviour include:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery, and sexual attention or advances of any kind
  • Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • Public or private harassment
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or email address, without their explicit permission
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

Enforcement Responsibilities

The organisers are responsible for clarifying and enforcing our standards of acceptable behaviour and will take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any behaviour that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

We have the right and responsibility to talk to, warn and if necessary remove any attendee, sponsor or speaker that goes against this Code of Conduct. We will communicate reasons for decisions when appropriate.


This Code of Conduct applies to all activities at any of our conferences, including the social events, speaker dinners and other activities during or around the main event. This includes any speaker, sponsor, partner or organiser at any of our conference online or offline.


If you experience or witness any instance of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behaviour, please contact an organiser or a member of the conference or event staff.

We want everyone to feel safe. If you feel unsafe for any reason and feel like we could help, please come find us.

Conference staff can usually be identified as they’ll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges. At PSConfEU, we’ll have some electric blue apparels, in virtual events, we’ll try to be identifiable as well.

If you feel more comfortable by reaching us online, you can reach us at the following email address:

We respect your privacy and security. We will not take any action without consulting with you. We will consult each other to set up the best course of action, unless your wish is for us not to.

Enforcement Guidelines

Possible consequences of violation of this code of conduct can include (but will not be limited to):

1. Correction

A private, written warning from community leaders, providing clarity around the nature of the violation and an explanation of why the behavior was inappropriate. A public apology may be requested.

2. Warning

A warning with consequences for continued behaviour. No interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Code of Conduct, for a specified period of time. This includes avoiding interactions in community spaces as well as external channels like social media.

3. Temporary Exclusion

A temporary exclusion for (parts of the) conference without refund.

4. Expulsion from the conference

Removal from the conference without refund.

5. Ban from the conferences we organise or co-organise

We will consider consequences on an individual basis and in consultation with parties involved.


This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 2.1, available at

Community Impact Guidelines were inspired by Mozilla’s code of conduct enforcement ladder.

For answers to common questions about this code of conduct, see the FAQ at Translations are available at