Code of conduct

Code of conduct

It is our policy that participants in this conference are able to enjoy an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. We are therefore committed to making this meeting productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, nationality or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of any form during this meeting.

We kindly ask that the participants follow these guidelines:
Behave professionally. Harassment and and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate. Harassment includes sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation, stalking, and photography or recording of an individual without consent. It also includes offensive comments related to race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size or religion.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual or sexist language and imagery is not appropriate. Be considerate and respectful to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Critique ideas rather than individuals.

Individuals asked to stop inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Anyone who wishes to report a violation of this policy can speak confidentially to the meeting organisers.

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