Code of Conduct
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. Monetery is driven by Dwolla’s core beliefs, which this code is designed to uphold:
We Are Inventors, Creators and Believers
We believe in creating innovative solutions through ingenuity, creativity and iterations.
Money Equals Data
We believe in the value of a digital infrastructure to securely exchange money.
Inclusion Fuels Innovation
We believe the best teams are built by the inclusion of diverse ideas, experiences and people.
We Are Never Done
We believe in a relentless pursuit of success for our customers, our team and our community.
Monetery, as a conference put on by Dwolla Inc., shares Dwolla’s core beliefs. Monetery is to provide inventors, creators and believers with a place to meet, collaborate and build. Our dedication to inclusion drives the need to hosting a conference where everyone feels welcome.
Monetery is dedicated to providing 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. We will not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery or any disruptive conduct is not appropriate at any Monetery conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of Monetery.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
- Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion
- Sexual images in public spaces
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following
- Harassing photography or recording
- Sustained disruption of talks or other events
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Unwelcome sexual attention
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior
Participants that are asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, Monetery retains the right to take any actions to maintain a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund. Event organizers will take action to address anything designed to—or with the clear intent of—disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants. We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities.
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, we ask that you please report it as soon as possible. You can make a report either personally or anonymously to conference staff who can be identified by the Monetery branded t-shirts that list “STAFF” on the back. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone.
We want you to be happy at our event. People like you make our event a better place.
We can’t follow up on anonymous report with you directly, but we will fully investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.
You can make a personal report by:
- Contacting a staff member, identified by Monetery STAFF badges and shirts.
When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and 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. This can be upsetting, but we promise to listen and handle the situation as respectfully as possible.
You won’t be asked to confront anyone and your identity will remain confidential.
Our team is happy to help you contact 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 and your interest in helping us grow the Midwest tech ecosystem.
- Email: Info@monetery.com
Iowa Victim Service Hotline
- text IOWAHELP to 20121