Code of Conduct – VIPSS

The Vancouver International Privacy & Security Summit and its organizers are dedicated to providing an inclusive and harassment-free summit experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, country of origin, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of summit delegates in any form. Summit delegates violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the summit, without a refund, at the discretion of the summit organizers. If a delegate engages in harassing behaviour, event organizers retain the right to take any action to keep the event a welcoming environment for all delegates. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the summit. We expect delegates to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities.

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it to summit organizers as soon as possible.

If you are in an unsafe situation, please call 911.

If you feel you are being harassed you can make a personal report by:

  • Visiting the Conference Registration Desk at the Westin Bayshore Hotel. A member of the summit staff will be notified and can assist you.
  • Calling or messaging this phone number:  (250) 881-4045. This phone number will be continuously monitored for the duration of the event.
  • Emailing this summit email

When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you cannot be overheard. They may involve other event staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we’ll ask you to tell us about what happened.

Our team will be happy to help you contact hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

Any personal information you provide is collected in accordance with s. 26(c) and 26(e) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.