By attending our events you are agreeing to abide by this Code of Conduct.

Conduct in all MTF Spaces – this applies to all speakers, sponsors, attendees and volunteers. Manchester Tech Festival spaces include our meetings, events, workshops, communications channels, Slack, Whatsapp Groups, conferences, festivals, all social media comment sections. These are inclusive places where all people should feel safe and respected.

We welcome diversity in age, race, ethnicity, national origin, range of abilities, sexual, romantic and/or aesthetic preference and sexual orientation, gender identity, financial means, perceived and/or assigned social class, religious and/or spiritual beliefs, and education.

We want all our members to enjoy a safe and respectful environment.

We will not tolerate any form of harassment, hate speech or trolling either off or online, or any overly intoxicated, intimidating, heckling or violent behaviour in our spaces. Harassment can be either spoken, written, behavioural or imagery and includes any racist, homophobic, transphobic, sexist, misogynistic, sexually inappropriate or religiously discriminatory language, behaviour or imagery.

“Jokes”, “banter” and “freedom of speech” will not be accepted as justifications.
The way to report a violation of the code of conduct in any of our spaces is to contact Managing Director Amy Newton on [email protected] . If you would prefer to request a phonecall to avoid putting something in writing, you may do so. Your report will be treated with the utmost confidence unless it is clear it is of an illegal nature, in which case we are legally obligated to contact the relevant authorities and will do so immediately and without hesitation.

If you have any issues at an event, meeting or workshop please speak to one of the Organisers who can be identified by their Organiser name badge or their Organiser Hi-Vis.

Meetings and Events
MTF meetings and events are sponsored and we have a mixture of alcoholic and dry events. Overly intoxicated behaviour is frowned upon and may result in you being asked to leave. They events are not open to under 18’s.
When attending meetings and events please respect the presenters. Please don’t talk amongst yourselves during their presentations, have your phones either muted or switched off and be aware that this is a group activity.

We are guests of the venues we use, so please be respectful and please respect the venue. Don’t tamper with fixtures, hardware, software or infrastructure, or generally take things such as food and drink without permission.

All Manchester Tech Festival spaces are privately run and we reserve the right to remove and ultimately ban anyone who violates this code of conduct and we are not obliged to provide feedback or reasons to protect anonymity and the safety of those organising the events.

Social Media Policy
It is acceptable to take photos on your phone of the events. However, if a person requests that you remove that photo from social media you must do so immediately and subsequently delete all those pictures from your devices. It will be made very clear if a speaker does not want to be photographed, so unless told otherwise it is safe to assume it is okay to take photos.