We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, nationality, or the presence of or care for dependents. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
- Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, nationality
- Sexual images in public spaces
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
- Harassing photography or recording
- Sustained disruption of talks or other events
- Inappropriate physical contact or unwelcome sexual attention
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour
Implicit biases impact how audience members perceive speakers, and who among the audience gets heard during the Q&A session. We want the conference to be welcoming and inclusive so please note we are asking all session chairs to take the first question of each Q&A from someone who is typically less visible in Q&A sessions (e.g. junior researchers, women, and attendees from underrepresented groups).
We will be using a microphone for all speakers and for all questions. Please ensure you use the microphone when giving your presentation and answering your questions. If you have a question we will bring a microphone to you.
Even if you think you speak loudly, please do use the microphone to ensure all sessions are accessible for anybody who is hard of hearing.
If you would like to report misconduct or harassment please speak to any of the committee, or email us in confidence.