Code of Conduct

General

This Code of Conduct (Code) set out the standards of behaviour expected of all attendees at the ‘Beltane 2018 – Fifth Anniversery’ event (Event) As a registered attendee to the Event you will have the following rights and responsibilities for the duration of the Event, and agree to abide by the below Code.

The coordinators of the Event reserve the right to refuse entry or evict any person from the event who does not comply with the Code, or engages in any illegal activity or any activity deemed in the coordinators’ sole discretion to be antisocial.

Rights

As a registered attendee to the Event you have the right to:

  • ask questions of the Event coordinators, requesting more information about any aspect of the weekend;
  • ask questions of the presenters (at the appropriate times) about any aspect of the presentation they have given at the event;
  • actively engage with all activities offered throughout the weekend;
  • be respected regardless of age, rank, or perceived status;
  • feel safe and to feel that your belongings are safe;
  • receive what you paid for – accommodation, catering and activities;
  • express your spiritual/religious beliefs; and
  • bring any disagreements, disputes, or serious incidents to the attention of the coordinators of the Event. The coordinators will be clearly marked, and will use their best endeavours to assist you.

Responsibilities

As a registered attendee to the Event, you acknowledge and agree to:

  • follow any reasonable direction given to you by the event coordinators or the venue staff;
  • treat all other attendees and the coordinators with courtesy and respect;
  • actively listen and respect presenters at lectures and workshops (this includes not inappropriately talking while others are talking, presenting, or performing);
  • look after your own belongings including your magical tools and musical instruments;
  • ask before touching another attendee’s magical tools or instruments;
  • attend pre-ritual briefings if you intend on participating in the main ritual. The pre-ritual briefing is to ensure you know what will occur during the main ritual and provide you with the opportunity chance to ask questions to determine its suitability; and
  • look after and be responsible for the actions of your children.
  • Follow all the rules of the venue.

Disruptive Behaviour

The following type of behaviour will result in you being asked to leave:

  • attempting to conduct personal group rituals, casting private/group circles at the Event without the Event coordinators’ permission. This includes using the Event as a forum for airing personal grievances;
  • religious vilification, pagan or otherwise;
  • engaging in illegal drug use;
  • smoking inside building, enclosed common areas, or other areas explicitly designated as non-smoking;
  • intoxication to the extent that it impacts on others’ enjoyment of the event;
  • engaging in obscene behaviour in common areas;
  • Stealing;
  • picking  fights, or threatening actual assault; and
  • Sexual or harassment of any kind.

As an attendee you acknowledge and agree that the main ritual of the Event will not be skyclad, and that the Event in general is NOT clothing optional.

The breaking of any State or Federal laws will see attendees being immediately evicted from the Event, and face possible criminal sanction.

A note on ritual blades

In NSW double edged blades are classified as prohibited weapons. If found carrying a ritual blade to and from the Event by the police, the ritual blade may be confiscated, and the owner of the ritual blade may be charged with a criminal offence. Attendees to the Event acknowledge that if they travel to the Event with ritual blades, they do so at their own risk.

(Code Revised 2018)