TEDxTUM Code of Conduct

TEDxTUM strives to be inclusive to the largest number of contributors, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. We are committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and religion (or lack thereof). 

This Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our events and our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. We invite all attendees to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone.

At a TEDxTUM event, you agree to:

  • Respect the boundaries of other attendees.
  • Avoid aggressively pushing your own services, products or causes.
  • Respect confidentiality requests by speakers and other attendees.
  • Look out for one another.

These behaviors don’t belong at a TEDxTUM event:

  • Invasion of privacy, including taking photos (or requesting selfies) of people you don’t know.
  • Being disruptive, stalking, following or threatening anyone.
  • Abuse of power (including abuses related to position, wealth, race or gender).
  • Homophobia, racism or behavior that discriminates against a group or class of people.
  • Sexual harassment of any kind, including unwelcome sexual attention and inappropriate physical contact.

Contact us to report an incident

If you have been involved or have witnessed an incident that you believe violates the Code of Conduct while attending a TEDxTUM event, please approach us immediately or send us an email to organizer@tedxtum.com. Share as much information as you can to help us conduct a thorough investigation of the onsite incident.

TEDxTUM’s commitment

TEDxTUM will investigate all incidents reported at an event with discretion and confidentiality. We reserve the right to bar any person who violates our Code of Conduct from attending TEDxTUM in its entirety or in part.


We expect all community participants (speakers, partners, team members, and attendees) to abide by this Code of Conduct in all community venues —online and in-person— as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to the community.

– Inspired by the TED Code of Conduct and the Berlin Code of Conduct