Code of Conduct


The National Digital Forum welcomes everyone to observe, participate, learn and grow together. When engaging with our community, either online, through social media, or at physical events such as the conference and barcamps, we want everyone to have a good time and feel safe. This code of conduct is here to set out what we should expect of each other.

Support each other

It’s our intention to provide a supportive environment for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, religion, or other group status.

Here are some things you can do to support each other:

  • do introduce yourself to people you don’t know
  • do tell people about what you liked in their talk or work
  • do be kind when offering constructive feedback
  • do offer to help someone if they need assistance
  • don’t harass people with abusive comments, intimidation, or unwanted sexual or physical attention.

Provide a heads up for sensitive materials

NDF is a community deeply connected to the culture and heritage sector, and we acknowledge that there are sensitive materials in our collections and that we work with all types of people and communities.

It is okay to use graphic material and tackle sensitive topics that we deal with in our work, but please avoid surprising people with materials that might be R-rated or seen as culturally insensitive without a warning. All speakers should let the NDF organisers know if they will be using R-rated material so it can be noted in the programme.

We want to be kind to people, refraining from unnecessary sexual imagery or language, providing a warning if need be, and presenting any sensitive material in a respectful context.

Speak up

If you are being harassed, see any behaviour that you feel is inappropriate, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event organisers or the NDF Board immediately. The NDF Board can take any action they deem appropriate, including warning people, or asking them to leave the event or activity.