Accessibility and Conduct Expectations

Accessibility

ComSciCon Houston is committed to making our meeting an accessible space for all participants. If there are any barriers to your participation that we have unintentionally created, please contact us at houston@comscicon.org. We will work to remedy the problem as quickly as possible.

 

Expectations for Conduct

ComSciCon Houston is committed to providing a safe and productive meeting environment that fosters open dialogue and the exchange of ideas, promotes equal opportunities and treatment for all participants, and is free of harassment and discrimination. All participants (including organizers, invited experts, and student participants) are expected to treat others with respect and consideration and alert staff of any dangerous situations or anyone in distress so that ComSciCon Houston can serve as an effective forum to consider and debate science-relevant viewpoints in an orderly, respectful, and fair manner. 

The following represent types of behaviors that will not be tolerated during ComSciCon Houston 2021:

  • intentionally talking over or interrupting others

  • engaging in biased, demeaning, intimidating, coercive, harassing, or hostile conduct or commentary, whether seriously or in jest, based on sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, marital status, veteran status, age, physical appearance, disability, power differential, or other identities

  • engaging in personal attacks of any kind

  • commenting on personal appearance

  • retaliation against reporting of conduct concerns or assisting in conflict resolutions

  • disruption of the ComSciCon Houston (e.g., “Zoom-bombing”) or engaging in harm or threats of harm of any kind

  • engaging in any of the above behaviors on social media in relation to the ComSciCon Houston or related events

Sections of the code of conduct are adapted from the AAAS Annual Meeting policies