Thank you for joining us at HxR 2016!

Leveraging design and technology to transform the health experience | April 5-6, 2016 | Boston, MA

HXRefactored 2016 Code of Conduct

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. 

We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form in any conference venue, including talks, workshops, social events, other channels of communication. 

A conference participant who violates these rules will be asked to stop. At the discretion of the conference organizers, he or she may be expelled from the conference without a refund.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, or unwelcome sexual attention.

Anyone asked to stop any harassing behavior is expected to comply immediately. Please respect other’s “no” and “stop.”

If a person engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference staff or a volunteer immediately. Conference staff and volunteers will be easily identifiable and are often found at the registration desk.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants. We may do so by:

·       Contacting venue security or local law enforcement

  • Pairing you with a volunteer or conference attendee to accompany you at conference events
  • Mediating conflicts relevant to the code of conduct
  • Ejecting people who violate the code of conduct from the event premise
  • And otherwise assisting those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference 

We value your attendance. We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

Diversity inclusion and conduct

At HXRefactored, we believe that true innovation depends on hearing from, and listening to, people with a variety of perspectives. We want our conferences, and the technology communities and companies who participate in them, to include, encourage, and recognize people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, sexual orientation, and military service.

We’re working to increase career opportunities in technology for people from underrepresented groups by actively recruiting diverse speakers for our events, offering scholarships to HXR conferences, marketing the conference to diverse communities including universities and special organizations, and taking part in ongoing conversations about the value of diversity in the communities we serve.

Reporting Questionable Behavior

If you wish to report questionable behavior or a possible violation of the Code of Conduct, you are encouraged to work with anyone from the HXRefactored team in resolving your concern.


The Code of Conduct handbook describes important information about HXRefactored. Please consult Liz Griffith (lgriffith@madpow.com) regarding any questions not answered in the handbook. This code of conduct was created and inspired by the IA Summit http://www.iasummit.org/code-of-conduct/