All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
Our organisers are dedicated to providing a harassment-free symposium experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of symposium participants or attendees in any form. Symposium attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the symposium without a refund at the discretion of the organisers.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, deliberate intimidation, stalking, 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 behaviour are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the symposium with no refund.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of symposium staff immediately.
Symposium staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the symposium. We value your attendance. We expect attendees and participants to follow these rules at symposium and exhibition venues and related social events. This applies to all events and venues of the symposium whether they be presentations, workshops, performances, late-night events, at the bar, through Facebook or Twitter or other online media. If you have any concerns please find a member of the organising team (they’ll be clearly identifiable during the symposium) and let them know, or otherwise send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.