Code of Conduct


NetHui is a community event about the Internet, where everyone’s opinions and ideas are equally valued. The event is open to all people regardless of age, background, gender or ethnicity.

A respectful, open attitude towards others is expected from all participants, speakers, exhibitors and volunteers. Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated and may result in your removal from the event.

The four pillars

  • Respect people.
  • Enable participation.
  • Stay on topic.
  • Keep it safe.

Code of conduct

NetHui is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, age or religion.

We do not tolerate harassment of NetHui participants in any form.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour will be expected to comply immediately. NetHui participants who break these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from NetHui at the discretion of the organisers.

Harassment includes verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, age, 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.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, NetHui organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or asking the offender to leave the event.

If you experience or witness any form of harassment or behaviour you think is inappropriate you can report this to someone on the NetHui Safety Team. These people will be identifiable by their name badge and will record the situation and take appropriate action. There will be a Safety Team member in every NetHui session.

In serious situations, a NetHui Safety Team member can help participants contact venue security or NZ Police, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of NetHui.

We expect participants to follow this code of conduct at all NetHui venues and NetHui-related social events. This includes all online/digital NetHui-related spaces, including social media and online chat channels.

We value your being at NetHui, and want everyone to feel safe and included, and to have fun!

Sponsors & Community Supporters

NetHui wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of a large number of sponsors and community supporters. If you would like to sponsor NetHui 2017 please take a look at our sponsorship prospectus, or contact