Code of Conduct

Platform Calgary is dedicated to providing a safe, harassment-free environment for all in-person and virtual programs, events, workspaces, and across all our social media channels.

We expect all visitors, partners, members and participants — attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, organizers and volunteers — to treat others with respect and abide by the following Code of Conduct at all times. This includes social events at off-site locations, online activities and social media before, during and after Platform Calgary activities.

Unacceptable Behaviours

These behaviours, in any form, will not be tolerated at any time:

  • Harassment
  • Intimidation
  • Abuse
  • Discrimination
  • Use of sexualized language and images. This includes presentations, slides, and speaker content.
  • Possession and/or use of illegal substances
  • Possession of an item that can be used as a weapon causing harm to others
  • Unauthorized photography or filming of participants or content at events and programs

Our definition of harassment includes:

  • Unwelcome or hostile behaviour, including verbal or written comments that intimidate, create discomfort or interfere with a person’s participation at the event
  • Unwelcome physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention

Consequences of Unacceptable Behaviour

Participants asked to stop unacceptable behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Participants who violate the Code of Conduct may be expelled from the event and related activities without a refund and/or banned from future events at the discretion of the organizers.

If You Experience or Witness Unacceptable Behaviour

We need your help to keep the community safe, accountable and responsible. If you experience or witness any forms of unacceptable behaviour, please bring your concerns to the immediate attention of Platform Calgary staff or contact

Thank you for keeping the Platform Innovation Centre and the larger innovation community safe, welcoming and respectful for all.