This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behaviour at Hyperborea and its associated events. This includes any online forums moderated by HEAT and between any HEAT volunteers and attendees participating in pre and post event planning.
Participation in HEAT events and its online forums are open to all; however, continued attendance and opportunities for participation can be revoked if you fail to respect other attendees or behave in a way that endangers yourself, the event, or the broader community.
Please be conscious of your well-being and aware of your own needs. Practice self-care. Remember that we value self-reliance in our community. In general, HEAT encourages community members to work things out on their own to each person’s satisfaction. There are some problems you can’t work out on your own. If you find yourself in such a situation please reach out to others for support. An outcome where one community member backs away from the community out of fear that a certain person may be there is not acceptable.
Expected behaviour includes, but is not limited to:
Ensuring consent: consent has the support of our whole community. You are obligated to get someone’s consent in a sexual context, in a situation involving video or photography, or in any situation affecting the experience of another person at Hyperborea events.
Being considerate and respectful of fellow participants and the community around the event.
Refraining from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behaviour.
Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants’ safety.
Unacceptable behaviour includes but is not limited to:
Predatory behaviour, defined as any unwanted and non-consensual form of the following: intimidation, harassment, stalking, verbal or physical abuse, violence against people or other’s property.
Non-consensual physical contact, including unwelcome sexual interaction.
Abuse or neglect of HEAT property, physical or otherwise, such as vandalism, theft of event property, abusing the ticketing process or impersonating a lead or event organizers.
Disrespecting the community surrounding the event such as dumping trash in local dumpsters, trespassing, or repeated violations of the event’s sound ordinance.
Wanton, flagrant, or repeated disregard for one’s own safety or well-being in a manner that demands the intervention of other participants, community members, volunteers or outside agencies, such as intervention by local law enforcement or fire department staff.
Repeated or egregious violations of any and all policies put in effect by event organizers.
Consequences of unacceptable behaviour:
Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated. This includes behaviour at the event as well as before or after the event, whether by phone, email, social media or in face to face communication.
Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behaviour is expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in unacceptable behaviours, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate to ensure the safety of the event and its participants. This action may include expulsion from the event without refund, revoking tickets, or removing a volunteer from their shift.
HEAT does not have the power to exclude a person from the burner community at large, public spaces where the community gathers, or private, non-sponsored community events (parties, private fundraisers, etc.) HEAT does not intend for this process to be an alternative forum for justice. It does not have the power to make things right, repair damage, or reverse trauma.
We thank you in advance for your adherence to this code of conduct. Together we create an event and community that is welcoming for all participants.
**this conduct guide is a work in progress and will be updated as necessary