Code of Conduct
EAGxAustralia events are organised so that everyone can have a good time. We welcome people from all backgrounds (such as sex, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, or abilities). We want everyone to feel comfortable in that environment, and ask that everyone who attends our events respects this diversity.
Accordingly, we require all attendees, presenters, organisers and volunteers at EAGxAustralia events to note and comply with the following code of conduct:
Be polite and respectful. We encourage spirited discussions about all kinds of potentially controversial topics, but always be courteous.
No touching without the consent of the other person. If unsure, don’t.
No hate speech, vilification or promotion of violence.
No intimidating or threatening behaviour of any kind – physical or verbal.
During presentations, don’t be disruptive.
Two additional policies regarding speakers and presentations:
• Please do not interrupt talks, presentations and panels unless a presenter specifically allows it. When permitted, avoid comments and keep your questions short.
• Most presenters will be available for a chat after their talk, but don’t monopolise them and consider others.
EAGxAustralia reserves the right to exclude entry to or remove any person who breaches this code from the event in question without a refund, and to exclude that person from attending future EAGxAustralia events. We will report illegal conduct to the police.
Have a problem and need help?
Please come and talk to one of our event organisers or volunteers. We will be scattered around the event. Alternatively, we can be contacted on 0404 255 632. We assure you that your concerns will be taken seriously and treated with respect. Coming forward does not mean you have to make a formal complaint and anything you raise will be kept confidential if you wish.
Recording and Filming
You may blog and tweet about events. But please note that some speakers do not want to be filmed or recorded. Any recordings you might make should not be published in full; short sections may be used for comment purposes, but please note those sessions where attendees are asked not to film, and definitely not to publish.
Those attending the event do so with the implicit consent that they themselves may be filmed or photographed.
The official tweet hashtag is #eagxaustralia.
At EAGxAustralia we are using an event management app for Q&A sessions, rather than using roving microphones or having attendees queue at standing mics.
Please find the session on the app and write a comment if you’d like to ask a question. If there are multiple presenters in the session please ensure you indicate who the question is for.
Note that not all speakers may have time to take questions, and not all questions will be put to them. We reserve the right to limit questions on the basis of number and content.
This protocol may be updated to reflect the latest government and local state policies.
We considered the venue rules, Australian and World Health Organization’s guidelines when drafting this protocol. We also used these resources to draft questions for our COVID Advisory Board.
COVID events policies have been in flux, so please check back. It is possible that our guidance may change between now and the event. Please check back regularly and consider whether travel insurance or other contingencies might be useful to your planning.
Last updated: February 2022
We require all attendees to be fully vaccinated, including a booster shot, if you are eligible for one.
In ACT, Australia you are considered fully vaccinated if you have had:
• 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccination where two doses are the complete course, or
• 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccination where a single dose is the complete course, or
You must carry vaccination evidence and produce this evidence if requested to do so. There are different ways you can show proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations including:
an International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate for overseas travel.
Please find further information from Services Australia if you have any concerns.
The COVID Health and Safety Rules set out by the Australian National University and ACT Health must be observed while onsite at the EAGxAustralia 2022.
The health and safety of all members of the ANU community, including event attendees, is paramount and every measure must be made to ensure the risk of contracting COVID-19 is minimised as far as reasonably practical
• Attendees must comply with directions and guidelines as indicated by the University. Currently, this includes mask-wearing whenever indoors.
• Every attendee has a responsibility to be COVID-safe at all times. This means everyone must:
• Maintain good hygiene by frequent washing or sanitising of hands, sneezing and coughing into elbows, and cleaning up your immediate area after use.
• Keep their distance from others where possible, particularly when indoors, and avoid crowded spaces
• Stay home (or in your room) if you develop any COVID-19 like symptoms, self-isolate, get tested for COVID-19
• Check in for contact tracing:
• Contribute to contact tracing requirements by downloading the Check in CBR5 application (or jurisdictional equivalent) and check in using the QR code.
• Alternate means of tracking are also permissible.
• Individuals should also download and register on the Federal Government COVIDSafe
• Monitor the situation – keep up to date with the local Government health advice and the Campus Alert System risk level.
• Individuals most at risk of complications of COVID-19 are subject to these guidelines but are not excluded from campus
• Indoor environments will be well ventilated to reduce the risk of aerosol transmission of COVID-19.
• Individuals who are a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19, or who have been identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19 must isolate, follow medical advice and notify the COVID Response Office.
• The University COVID Response Office will be the primary liaison point with ACT Health, including in relation to contact tracing and outbreak management.