General Code of Conduct

Important information about participating in CogX.


At CogX, we firmly believe in the power of bringing people together, where different perspectives can safely connect, grow and develop into new opportunities to build a better future. With a global community that welcomes an exciting breadth of cultures, ideas and values, we’re committed to maintaining a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.

Our Code of Conduct provides a set of norms on what is and what is not allowed at CogX — across our online platforms or on Festival grounds.

In registering for and/or participating in CogX, you consent to complying with this Code of Conduct. We operate on a 1-strike policy with our Code of Conduct. After one strike you will be made to leave the conference. We do not tolerate the following:

  • Spam (verbally or in chats), including saying or reposting the same word/content repeatedly in order to disrupt the conversation
  • Harassment, bullying and intimidation

Harassment and bullying are defined as:

  • Negative comments about race/ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, physical appearance, citizenship, or other protected categories.
  • Intimidation or threats, including sharing images or text especially to threaten.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention, including sharing images or text especially to sexually harass.
  • Threatening or other endangerment of minors.
  • Any activity meant to convey or cultivate hostility.
  • Ad hominem insults or other attacks.
  • Encouraging any of the behaviour above.

This policy applies to behaviour from and to any participants, attendees, moderators, MCs, speakers, and/or organisers and in compliance with the Equality Act of 2010. 

You can submit concerns to [email protected] at any time. Please provide details of the incident and who is responsible, and we’ll respond as soon as possible.


For any concerns, please email