Code of Conduct

Creating Safety and Connection

This document is written with the intention of creating a sense of safety for all delegates and presenters during our time together at our DDPI Worldwide conference. 

  1. We ask that confidentiality is prioritised at all times and that any personal material, case material and / or video clips shared in workshops and / or presentations is held within that session and must not be discussed using any identifying information outside the workshop or presentation.
  2. It is our intention that the conference will be a safe enough space for participants to choose their own level of disclosure – we recommend that each person only says or does what feels right for them.
  3. Our intention is to offer a safe and open space, and in the case of someone feeling upset by conference content or conversations, we encourage sharing that experience so that there is an opportunity for repair of the rupture and for reconnection.
  4. We are dedicated to providing a PACEful conference experience which embodies safe connection with each other, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, neurodiversity, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. 
  5. Harassment or aggressive behaviour either by or towards any conference attendee in any form at any time will not be accepted. This includes all staff on site at the venue. 
  6. We ask that delegates are open and accepting of each other – sexual or prejudicial language or imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. 
  7. Please address concerns, moments of upset and discomfort as soon as possible. Support will be available to delegates, and all concerns will be taken seriously and dealt with PACEfully.
  8. Please do not assume it is the job of others to teach about their identities and be mindful of the impact curiosity may have. 
  9. Touch can be a sensitive issue and it is important to check whether a person is comfortable with being touched before doing so.
  10. We ask that difference is respected, both in and out of workshop spaces.
  11. The use of cameras or recording equipment is not permitted in any workshop, seminar or performance without the consent of all participants. 
  12. During the conference you may find yourself sharing experiences that leave you feeling vulnerable. Please be aware that at the end of each day there will be a designated reflective space held by a Conference organising team member and DDP Practitioner where support will be given around anything that has arisen during the day.