BostonFIG Rules & Policies

Rules of BostonFIG

In order to keep BostonFIG a safe and family-friendly event, we ask that you respect our simple rules. We ask that you behave in a responsible manner and treat others as you would like to be treated. If any of the rules are broken, you may be asked to leave the premises without a refund:

1. Respect the space

2. Respect each other

3. Respect the MIT campus and our designated BostonFIG spaces

4. No food or drink in any of the festival areas

Liability Statement

BostonFIG founders, event organizers, volunteers, contractors and sponsors will not be held liable for any damage to or loss of personal items. The aforementioned parties will not be held liable for punitive, incidental, consequential or special damages whether or not such damages could have been foreseen and/ or prevented. None of the aforementioned parties will be held liable for any personal injury that transpires during/on the premises of this event. In addition, you understand that you may be criminally charged for inappropriate actions (defined as “any action an event organizer deems inappropriate”) you commit while the event is taking place.

Video/Audio/Photo Likeness Release

BostonFIG is a public, family-friendly event. Smartphones and cameras are everywhere. You understand that by attending BostonFIG, you’re likely to be filmed, photgraphed or recorded. If for some reason you are uncomfortable with someone taking your photo, please inform them of your desire to not be photographed/filmed/recorded. BostonFIG also reserves the right to use your photos/videos with proper credit to promote the Festival. Thank you for keeping BostonFIG a safe, fun event for everyone.

Anti-Harassment Policy

Boston Festival of Indie Games is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or preferred gaming console. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

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, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Exhibitors in the showcases, sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, expulsion from the venue with no refund, or alerting the authorities. 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 can be identified by volunteer badges and will be wearing red T-shirts. Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference.

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