Code of Conduct

Equality. Fairness. Integrity.

Celtic Throwdown (CT) has established this Code of Conduct to provide guidelines to attendees and to ensure that all attendees understand what behaviour is expected, and what behaviour will not be tolerated at a CT event. CT expects all attendees to abide by this Code of Conduct at all events, affiliated groups & online. This includes related social events at off-site locations, and in related online communities and social media.

CT is dedicated to providing a harassment-free and inclusive event experience for everyone regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, or other protected category. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately or be subject to removal and/or ban from our events.


Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behaviour is expected to comply immediately. If an attendee engages in unacceptable behaviour, CT may take any action it deems appropriate, including warning or expelling the offender from the event with no refund. For more egregious behaviour, CT may, in its reasonable discretion, temporarily ban or permanently expel an attendee from the event and make recommendation to similar events & groups to follow suit.


If you are subjected to unacceptable behaviour, notice that someone else is being subjected to unacceptable behaviour, or have any other concerns, please notify CT event staff as soon as possible. CT event staff will be available to assist those experiencing unacceptable behaviour to feel safe for the duration of the event. All reports will remain completely confidential.


This Code of Conduct is the product of the CT’s commitment to create and nurture a welcoming, respectful, and collaborative community, and we thank our attendees for sharing our commitment. The framework of this Code of Conduct was inspired by the Open Source Bridge Code of Conduct, released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license, and the Google Anti-Harassment Policy, licensed under the Creative Commons Zero License.


CT expects that community members will:

  1. Be considerate and respectful to all community members, staff members and volunteers.
  2. Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behaviour, materials, and speech. Words have consequences.
  3. Speak up if you observe anything at an event that conflicts with this Code of Conduct. If you are being harassed or feel uncomfortable, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the CT event staff immediately.


Unacceptable behaviour from any community member will not be tolerated. Unacceptable behaviour includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning speech, materials, or conduct by any attendees of the event and related event activities.
  2. Many event venues are shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.
  3. Violence, threats of violence, or violent language directed against another person.
  4. Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language. They are not funny.
  5. Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.
  6. Inappropriate photography or recording.
  7. Taking of photos within the event environment for use on social media, without the prior permission of the individuals or owners of the content therein.
  8. Any boisterous, lewd, or offensive behaviour or language, including but not limited to using sexually explicit or offensive language, materials or conduct, or any language, behaviour, or content that contains profanity, obscene gestures, or racial, religious, or ethnic slurs.
  9. Failure to obey any rules or regulations of the event venue.

Code of Conduct

Equality. Fairness. Integrity.