Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

The International Db2 Users Group (IDUG) is an independent, not-for-profit, user-run organization whose mission is to support and strengthen the information services community by providing the highest quality education and services designed to promote the effective utilization of Db2.

IDUG is committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all attendees, sponsors, volunteers, speakers, organizers, vendors, venue staff, and other guests (collectively, “Participants”) at all IDUG events. IDUG believes in the power of community and is committed to building an environment where we can come together to share and learn new ways of using technology. This Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior during both virtual and on-site events. 

IDUG is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion. Harassment may include, but is not limited to:

  • Physical or verbal abuse of any participant, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, IDUG staff member, service provider, or other event guest
  • Use of abusive, offensive, or degrading language, including when using Slack, chat rooms, or other communication platforms during virtual events
  • Deliberate intimidation or stalking
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of sessions or events
  • Sexual imagery
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention

IDUG does not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form and any report of harassment at one of our events will be addressed promptly.

  • Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
  • IDUG reserves the right to issue a verbal warning, to eject a participant from the conference without refund, and to notify authorities.
  • IDUG also reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future IDUG events.

Anyone who witnesses or is subjected to unacceptable behavior should immediately notify an IDUG representative or email your concern to

Participants are expected to adhere to this Code of Conduct at all IDUG virtual and on-site conferences, including all conference-related social events. We invite all participants to help make IDUG events a safe and positive experience for everyone.