Code of Conduct Overview
This Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for all participants of RSA Conference (“RSAC”). Event organizers will enforce this code and expect cooperation from all RSAC participants (e.g., speakers, attendees, media, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, staff) to help us promote a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.


Acceptable RSAC Behavior
Acceptable behaviors include but are not limited to:

  • demonstrating good manners by being considerate, respectful and courteous to those in attendance
  • being mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants
  • refraining from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech
  • promptly alerting event organizers if you notice a potentially dangerous situation or someone in distress

Unacceptable RSAC Behavior
Unacceptable behaviors include but are not limited to:

  • intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct
  • wearing clothing not suitable for a professional work environment
  • offensive verbal comments (e.g., related to race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability)
  • inappropriate use of nudity (e.g., sexual or lewd images)
  • deliberate intimidation or stalking
  • harassing photography or recording
  • intentional disruption of presentations or other events
  • inappropriate or unwelcome physical contact or advances
  • physical, written, verbal or other abuse (e.g., threats, annoyance, pushing, shoving or physical force whatsoever against any person, which in any way creates a disturbance that is disruptive or dangerous, or creates anxiety or apprehension in an individual)
  • boisterous, lewd or offensive behavior or content such as profanity, obscene gestures or slurs
  • possession of any item that can be used as a weapon, which may cause danger to others if used inappropriately
  • possessing alcoholic beverages in areas not specifically designated for the consumption of alcohol
  • possessing any illegal substance such as narcotics
  • smoking and vaping, other than in designated areas
  • failing to obey any rules or regulations of the venue
  • failing to adhere to RSAC verbal or written instruction
  • assembling for the purpose of, or resulting in, disturbing the peace, or committing any unlawful act or engaging in offensive behavior


Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior
Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated. Anyone engaged in unacceptable behavior is subject to expulsion from RSAC without warning or refund and/or banishment from future RSAC events.
All determinations are at the sole discretion of the event organizer and its representatives and will be considered final. 


We expect participants to follow this Code of Conduct at the RSAC venue, any external venue affiliated with RSAC and/or RSAC ancillary or social events. The policy may be revised at any time by the RSAC organizer and is non-negotiable.


In the event of an emergency, contact local authorities immediately.