Requirements

ComSciCon-Atlanta is a workshop organized by graduate students for graduate students.

To apply

We anticipate that ComSciCon-Atlanta 2020 will be highly competitive. Before you apply, please consider whether you can complete the requirements for attendance:

  • Be a graduate student
  • Answer all three questions of the application 

    *Priority in application review will be given to attendees that can attend both days of the workshop.*

Upon acceptance

To secure your spot, you must mail us a check or venmo us $50 dollars. The check will be returned to you after the workshop, provided you have completed the requirements below:

  • Completion of a brief pre and post-event survey
  • Participation in the Write-A-Thon (more info about that here)
  • Attendance for the entirety of the workshop

You must accept ComSciCon Atlanta Code of Conduct

ComSciCon (CSC) is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and volunteers. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, UGA staff, service providers, and others are expected to abide by the CSC Meetings Code of Conduct. This code of conduct applies to all CSC meeting-related events, including the Atlanta branch.

Expected behavior

1. All participants, attendees, organizers, invited experts, and vendors are treated with respect and consideration, valuing a diversity of views and opinions.
 2. Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
 3. Communicate openly with respect for others, critiquing ideas rather than individuals.
 4. Avoid personal attacks directed toward other attendees, participants, organizers, and suppliers/vendors.
 5. Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert CSC organizers if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
 6. Respect the rules and policies of the meeting venue, hotels, UGA contracted facility or any other venue.

Unacceptable behavior

Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, CSC staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.

The following behaviors are not tolerated at CSC meetings and events:

1. Harassment, bullying, intimidation, or discrimination in any form;
2. Physical or verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, CSC-ATL organizers, service provider, or another meeting guest; and
3. Disruption of talks at oral or poster sessions, in the exhibit hall, or at other events organized by CSC at the meeting venue, hotels, or other UGA-contracted facilities.

Consequences and reporting unacceptable behavior

CSC organizers will be debriefed to assist you if you need to report a harassment or other safety/security issue.
Anyone requested to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. CSC organizers or security may take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund. 

CSC reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting. 

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, please immediately notify a CSC organizer or CSC volunteer in a leadership position onsite. You may also email your concern to Stephanie Castillo or Holly Munro at atl@comscicon.org

If you experience or witness behavior that constitutes an immediate or serious threat to public safety, contact 911 and locate a building phone and ask for security.