Boardwave Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Boardwave has some pretty ambitious goals, but they will only be achieved once we are able to connect all Europe’s brilliant software leaders, so we can share our knowledge and experience with each other and have fun doing it. Boardwave will be built, one new relationship at a time. Lack of PowerPoint allows us to focus on the most valuable outcomes of any event we run - meeting interesting people and engaging with fresh ideas.

There are only a few rules that we believe Boardwavers need to adhere to in order to make our events collaborative, happy, and safe and members trusting of each other. Please comply with them and try to understand the reasons they are there.



To qualify for inclusion, every delegate has been personally invited by another member, and vetted by our Boardwave Committee. This process has been designed to ensure that everyone at Boadwave is pretty amazing. So please treat everyone with the respect and courtesy that they deserve. 



Boardwave is designed to be fun. Sometimes people experience “fun-overload”. This can mean people behave badly - demeaning others and neglecting the paragraph above. We are totally intolerant of inconsiderate behaviour. If you are found to have upset or offended other members, you run the risk of being sent home and being barred from future events.




Boardwave is about making friends, networking, and sharing ideas. Boardwavers may want to buy from each other and that is a fabulous outcome. However, no one wants to be pinned down by an over-zealous seller who can't spot the lack of buying signals. Pressure selling is an ugly business so please don't bring it to Boardwave. Flagrant pleadings for funding are equally frowned upon. Finally, subsequent spamming of members with 'opportunities' of any sort is likely to result in your removal from the group. 


Boardwave aims to be completely straightforward in its dealings with members. We expect members to behave in the same manner. Please be open about your business and personal accomplishments so as not to misguide people. The fact that you have been selected for an invitation means you have no need to brag. 



We adhere to the Chatham House Rule which ensures people can speak as individuals, expressing views that may differ from the organisations they represent. Speakers are free to voice their own opinions, disentangled from their official duties, obligations, and affiliations. We request that members don't post content or photographs on social media that might be deemed defamatory to either the event or the people depicted.