MCG Event Code of Conduct

We want everyone to enjoy our events, so we’ve created a code of conduct (first posted in May 2014) based on that written for the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO). You can comment below or by sending an email via our Contact page.

The MCG Event Code of Conduct

The Museums Computer Group (MCG) organises events for the benefit of its members and the wider museum and technology sectors. Our events include social meetups (e.g. #drinkingaboutmuseums), our annual Museums+Tech (formerly Museums on the Web/UKMW) conference and our Regional events.

The MCG works actively to connect, support and inspire its members, and towards the creation of a more diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community of museum technology practitioners and scholars, and is therefore dedicated to the creation of a safe, respectful, and collegial conference experience for all attendees.

Open, critically-engaged, and often challenging discourse is expected to flourish at MCG conferences, both in-person and on social media. However, we think events are a great opportunity for in-person discussion and that critical comments are best made face-to-face. In other words, snarkiness on social media back channels is not in the spirit of our community, but sympathetically-written and constructive comments and questions are.

Similarly, our events are not sales opportunities to pitch for new clients. Please check our email list guidelines for further information or email us if you wish to support us by sponsoring an event.

Participants are encouraged to respect and celebrate cultural and linguistic differences, and to be mindful of the diverse nature of our community in preparing presentations (see also our Guidance for Speakers) and engaging in conversation (see also our Discussion List Guidelines).

There is no place at MCG events for harassment or intimidation based on race, religion, ethnicity, language, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical or cognitive ability, age, appearance, or other group status. Unsolicited physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, and bullying behaviour are likewise unacceptable.

Committee members and conference organisers are listed on this site and on event programmes. In the event a participant has been made to feel unsafe or unwelcome at an MCG event, we are always available to assist. If you can’t find a committee member or organiser, you can email us: contact@museumscomputergroup.org.uk.

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