We want to ensure everybody has an enjoyable, safe and harassment-free experience at PASS Summit, which is why we have extended the Anti-Harassment Policy (AHP) and made it more convenient to report an incident. I’d like to update you on some important changes that were made to the AHP and the incident reporting process for PASS Summit 2016.
First a reminder that everyone at Summit (attendees, speakers, partners, exhibitors, volunteers and PASS staff) is expected to follow the AHP at all times. The AHP applies “in any situation in which Summit attendees are interacting with one another during the week of PASS Summit on or offsite; including non-event locations.”
This year all attendees will receive a red ticket with their attendee badge that includes the Anti-Harassment Officer phone number and how to access an incident report. This is a change for 2016, as we want to provide attendees with a direct way to reach out to the Anti-Harassment Officer, as well as report their concerns anonymously.
Here are the ways you can make a report:
- Contact the Anti-Harassment Officer directly using the phone number provided in your attendee badge.
- Download the Anti-Harassment Incident Summary report online at http://www.sqlpass.org/AboutPASS/Governance.aspx and email it to Governance@sqlpass.org.
- Pick up a paper form at the Information Desk at PASS Summit and drop it in the drop box – this method can be done anonymously.
- Approach PASS HQ or Board members to make the call to the Anti-Harassment Officer on your behalf or to discuss anything related to the policy.
Also, there is one very important aspect about the policy: If you are in physical danger or require an immediate response, you are encouraged to notify appropriate law enforcement first (phone 911). This policy and reporting process is not an emergency response mechanism.
The complete AHP and details for reporting a concern through either of the previously mentioned methods will also be included in your printed Program Guide and the mobile app. I encourage all attendees to take a few minutes to become familiar with the policy while onsite. Posters displaying the AHP will be displayed throughout the convention center.
I wish you all an enjoyable and exciting time at PASS Summit and look forward to meeting members of our global community onsite.
Vice President, Marketing