About Tech Duels

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Mission

Tech Duels is a live Technology Debate Series that engages engineers and thought leaders of today and tomorrow to become more effective communicators

The proprietary series and platform promotes healthy debate on the tech industry’s most relevant topics while crafting a new narrative to make the industry more inclusive

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Community

Tech Duels has created this thought-provoking debate series to educate, inspire and entertain audiences ranging from technology experts and professionals to aspiring engineers at collegiate and high school levels


Tech Duels bring diverse communities together around topics that fuel passion

Attendees come to be entertained and educated, with the debate hour preceded by a fully-catered cocktail hour and post- debate reception so that all attendees can network within their local tech community

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Education

By increasing STEM awareness among typically underserved communities, more students are inspired to get involved with tech from an earlier age


These debates, especially those held at colleges and secondary schools, directly impact the number of women and minorities with voices in tech, shaping the conversation around current and future technologies

Code of Conduct

Tech Duels is a national debate series ntended for networking and collaboration of communities in all featured cities. We value the participation of each member of the community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout all Tech Duel events.  To make clear what is expected, all delegates/attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers, and volunteers at any event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout events.


Expectations 

Tech Duels is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of any participants in any form.  All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any featured venue, including talks.Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate.

Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the debate without a refund at the sole discretion of the Tech Duel organizers. Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.


Guidelines

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, persistent 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. Further unacceptable behavior will result in escalating sanctions. Exhibitors and sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors and sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material.  Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. If you think your conversation is making another community member uncomfortable, try to make amends and move forward.  If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the Tech Duel event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, expulsion from the Meetup with no refund, or legal action.


Contact Information

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a Tech Duel organizer through this contact page. 


Updated July 18th, 2019

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