Charlotte Craft Beer Week
Code of Conduct

To give all participants the opportunity to benefit from CCBW events and activities, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe, supportive and harassment-free environment for all event attendees and participants, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion or other group identity.

This code of conduct outlines the Charlotte Craft Beer Week expectations for all event attendees and participants, including all members, speakers, vendors, media representatives, commentators, exhibitors, sponsors and volunteers. Cooperation is expected from everyone, and organizers will actively enforce this code throughout the week's events. Violations are taken seriously.

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, vendors, partners, staff and volunteers at any CCBW event and any related events are required to adhere to the following Code of Conduct. Event organizers will enforce this Code throughout the event entirety.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR

CCBW expects event attendees and participants to communicate professionally and constructively, whether in person or virtually, handling dissent or disagreement with courtesy, dignity and an open mind, being respectful when providing feedback, and being open to alternate points of view. Likewise, CCBW expects that any sharing of information about the organization or any event attendees or participants via public communication channels be shared responsibly and in a way that clearly distinguishes individual opinion from fact.

UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR

CCBW does not tolerate harassment of event attendees or participants in any form. Harassment includes offensive verbal or written comments and negative behavior, either in real or virtual spaces, including those that are related to or are based upon gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion or other group identity. Harassment also includes display of sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events and unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention.

Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any CCBW event venue, including talks, workshops, social gatherings and within social media channels. Sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, media representatives, commentators and activity organizers may not use sexualized language, images, activities or other material, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

CONSEQUENCES OF UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR

If an attendee or participant, in either real or virtual space, engages in inappropriate, harassing, abusive or destructive behavior or language, event organizers will determine and carry out the appropriate course of action, including warning the offender, expulsion from the event and/or banning the offender from future CCBW events and activities. All participants are expected to observe these rules and behaviors in all event venues, including online venues and conference social events. Event participants seek to learn, network and enjoy themselves in the process, free from any type of harassment. Please participate responsibly and with respect for the rights of others.

WHAT TO DO

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed or have any other concerns about an individual's conduct, please report the information to CCBW event staff member at  support@charlottecraftbeerweek.com

MEDIA CAPTURE AND ATTRIBUTION

CCBW maintains the sole right to record, stream and host all content at CCBW events, whether in-person or virtually. 

VIDEO AND PHOTO CONSENT

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, CCBW event meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement that allows CCBW to use and distribute the registrant's, attendee's and/or participant's image, name or voice in recordings, photographs, videos, websites, social media and/or print and digital collateral.