Code of Conduct

The organizers are committed to making this meeting productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Please follow these guidelines:

  • Behave professionally.
  • Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate.
  • Harassment includes sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation, stalking, and photography or recording of an individual without consent. It also includes offensive comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion.
  • All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience, including people of many different backgrounds.
  • Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate.
  • Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees.

Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately. Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the sole discretion of the organizers without a refund of any charge.
For any participant who wishes to report a violation of this policy Edwin Bergin (ebergin AT umich DOT edu) or Paola Caselli (caselli AT mpe DOT mpg DOT de) will act as meeting ombudspersonnel.  They can be contacted via the email above or in person for a confidential discussion.
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