Code of Conduct

ATTENDANCE

ComSciCon-RMW attendees are expected to be present and timely for the entire conference. If you are unable to attend part of the conference, let us know (rmwest@comscicon.org). If you are accepted and miss part of the conference for a non-emergency without 24 hours notice, your department will be contacted and you will not be refunded for travel. You are one of only 50 people selected for this year’s conference -- please make your time at the conference count!

 

BEHAVIOR (a summary -- see below for more details)

ComSciCon-RMW is committed to providing a professional and inclusive environment. We expect our conference to be a respectful, harassment-free environment for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical ability, nationality, age, socioeconomic status, and belief.

 

Attendees are expected to treat everyone with respect, communicating thoughtfully with others and kindly taking into consideration views that are different than your own. Harassment, abuse, discrimination, intimidation, disrespectful disruption, and unwelcome sexual attention are absolutely unacceptable.

 

CONSEQUENCES

Anyone requested to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. ComSciCon-RMW organizers may take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the conference and revocation of travel reimbursement.

 

REPORTING

If you are the subject of unacceptable behavior or witness such behavior, please contact 2019 Chair Graycen Wheeler (graycen.wheeler@colorado.edu, rmwest@comscicon.org) or Kelsie Anson (kelsie.anson@colorado.edu).

 

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR

  • Treat everyone with respect and consideration.

  • Communicate openly and thoughtfully with others, and be considerate of the multitude of views and opinions that are different than your own.

  • Be respectful in discussing and debating ideas.

  • Follow the rules and policies of the venue.

  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Call 911 or alert hotel/venue security if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.

 

UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR

  • Harassment and intimidation, including any verbal, written (including via texts or social media), or physical conduct designed to threaten, intimidate, humiliate, or coerce another participant.

  • Discrimination or other actions based on race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical ability, nationality, age, socioeconomic status, or belief.

  • Stalking or unwelcome or surreptitious photography or recording.

  • Physical or verbal abuse or intimidation of any participant.

  • Sustained or disrespectful disruption of presentations or events.

  • Unwelcome sexual attention, including but not limited to sexualized comments or jokes, displaying sexually explicit material, inappropriate touching, groping, or sexual advances.