Code of Conduct

The organisers of SIP 2019 commit to providing a safe, respectful, harassment-free, accessible, and pleasant conference experience with equity in rights for all.

We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants.

Harassment includes but is not limited to overt and/or covert acts of:

  • Verbal accusations or bullying

  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following both in person and online

  • Harassing photography or recording

  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events

  • Interference with a person’s participation or opportunity for participation

  • Inappropriate physical contact

  • Unwelcome sexual attention

  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour

We expect participants to follow these rules during all conference events as well as any social media coverage. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference (without a refund) at the discretion of the conference organisers. A response that the participant was “just joking”, or “teasing”, or being “playful”, will not be accepted.

Anyone witnessing or subject to unacceptable behavior should notify individual members of the SIP 2019 Committee or approach a volunteer who will be wearing an identifying T-shirt and/or badge.

These guidelines were produced in line with the Equality Act 2010, and following guidance from the British Council Equality Policy and the guidelines provided by the ACM-W.