This Code of Conduct may be revised at any time by Bevy Labs Inc. and the terms are non-negotiable. Your registration for, or attendance at, any Bevy or CMX event indicates your agreement to abide by this policy and its terms.
Bevy and CMX events are an amazing opportunity for community professionals of all stripes and those interested in community to come together, learn, network, and share. Our events have the goal of expanding professional growth opportunities of all kinds for our attendees. We believe an explicit code of conduct is a great way to help us stay aligned with this goal and with our Community values.
Community is in our DNA and essential to who we are. We live for the moments where we can step up to help another community member learn and grow in their career without asking for anything in return. We believe when one of us wins, we all win. We share our learnings with radical transparency. We leave no member behind.
CMX is a community for the bold and ambitious. We believe that community is the future of business and that we have an opportunity and responsibility to shape that future. We’re constantly experimenting and innovating. We challenge ourselves to grow and build new systems that future generations of community builders will benefit from.
Be Actively Inclusive
We believe that building inclusive spaces isn’t just the right thing to do — it also makes our community more valuable. We don’t expect our community to organically become diverse, equitable, and inclusive — we know we need to take an active role. We make sure that everyone in the industry can learn from the lessons we share, not just a select few. We seek out unheard voices and step back to make space for those voices. We work together to check our biases and improve.
We value the participation of each member of our community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout any Bevy or CMX event.
To make clear what is expected, all attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers and volunteers are required to conform to the following guidelines. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.
1. No Self-Promotion or Solicitation of Business
Do not use this event as a channel of acquisition. Whether it’s in the DMs of our virtual conference platform, or off-platform in another space, our members do not like to be sold to. If anybody sends you a message with an intention of acquisition, or inviting you to join their brand or demo their product, please send an email to email@example.com.
2. Context, Relevance, and Meaningful Discussions
Please don’t spam unnecessarily or stray heavily off-topic. Speakers at events aren’t just talking at you; they’re also talking with you! Meaningful discussions help all of us grow and learn together!
3. Give More Than You Take
What makes a community amazing is when members are more focused on helping each other, than on helping themselves. Be as helpful as possible and everyone benefits!
4. No Hate Speech or Bullying
You should respectfully challenge ideas, but never attack the person. Help us make sure everyone feels safe in the CMX community. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments will not be tolerated.
Bevy is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.
All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual and other exclusionary language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. As we serve a tech-savvy audience, communication includes social media postings by attendees concerning CMX events.
Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for any CMX event.
Attendees, sponsors, speakers, and staff violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference at the sole discretion of the conference organizers.
Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the CMX HQ team at firstname.lastname@example.org or message Jess via CMX Slack private message.
CMX will be happy to help participants experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.