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Code of Conduct

Trust & Technology Initiative events are intended as learning and networking events, around the themes of our work on multi-disciplinary collaboration exploring the dynamics of trust and distrust around internet technologies, society and power.

We value the participation of all attendees, and want all to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Everyone at our events is expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the event.

To make clear what is expected, all organisers, attendees, and speakers, at our events are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event.


The Trust & Technology Initiative is dedicated to providing a positive experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, or religion (or lack thereof), education, or socio-economic status.

Examples of behaviour that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

  • Being kind to others
  • Behaving professionally
  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for the community
  • Showing empathy towards other community members

Examples of unacceptable behaviour by participants include:

  • Harassment of conference participants in any form
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Violent threats or language directed against another person
  • Sexual language and imagery in any conference venue, including talks
  • Insults or put downs
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or exclusionary jokes
  • Excessive swearing
  • Unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Unwelcome physical contact
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Other conduct that is inappropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds

Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.


If you believe that someone is violating the code of conduct during the event, or have any other concerns, please contact one of the organisers immediately (black name badges).

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The Trust & Technology Initiative brings together and drives forward interdisciplinary research from Cambridge and beyond to explore the dynamics of trust and distrust in relation to internet technologies, society and power; to better inform trustworthy design and governance of next generation tech at the research and development stage; and to promote informed, critical, and engaging voices supporting individuals, communities and institutions in light of technology’s increasing pervasiveness in societies.

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