Anti Harassment Policy

The Executive Committee for RubyWorld Conference (hereinafter referred to as “the committee”) formulated an anti-harassment policy for the RubyWorld Conference. All participants are required to agree with the following anti harassment policy to ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Harassment is prohibited under any circumstances. Any participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion (or lack thereof)
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, following
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Disclosure of inappropriate information, including the posting of sexual images
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour
  • Other than the above, acts judged as harassment by the RubyWorld Conference Committee

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to this anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Staff should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Thank you.

The Executive Committee for RubyWorld Conference
Ichibata Electric Railway CO., LTD
Solution Department
49 Nakabara-cho, Matsue 690-0874
Phone: 090-7593-1463