The Polyday 2022 team take conduct and consent issues very seriously. If you have any problems, questions or comments, or notice anything that concerns you, please talk to the staff on the registration desk.

Should we find it necessary to ask a Polyday attendee to leave for the safety or wellbeing of others, no refund will be offered.


  • We love photographs, but please only photograph, film, or record people with their express consent, and say if and where any recording or photograph will be used.
  • Keep what is said in workshops confidential. If you discuss a workshop, whether in conversation, in a blog entry, or elsewhere, don’t identify any participants without their permission.
  • Recording the workshops on any media is strictly forbidden (that includes video, photography or audio).
  • When discussing people attending more generally, please use the name (and pronouns) on their name badge.
  • Please respect the privacy of others generally.

Press & Media

  • People from the media can attend Polyday by purchasing a ticket and requesting a “Press Badge” that they must wear at all times.
  • No filming, recording or photographing can take place during workshops. Participants can only be filmed, photographed or interviewed if they are adults and give express consent.


  • No means no: if someone asks you to leave them alone, please do so immediately.
  • No one at Polyday should be put under any pressure to join in with anything they don’t want to.
  • Hugs and touches can be great, but not everybody wants them. Don’t invade personal space unless you are invited to. A useful phrase is ‘Would you like a hug?’.
  • Polyday is not a fetish club or a sex club; please keep any behaviour legal, and generally within the bounds of what’s acceptable in public.
  • If you’re getting unwanted attention from someone, you can tell the desk or workshop facilitator, and we will politely tell them to stop. We’re happy to do so even if you haven’t asked them to stop since that’s not always easy to do.


  • No smoking inside at Polyday – this is the law.
  • Party responsibly; try to avoid getting too drunk or too dehydrated.