AGOSCI is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable Conference experience for all event participants, and a welcoming environment for free discussion of ideas. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Any conference attendee found to be contravening this Code of Conduct in any way is subject to any action at the discretion of the AGOSCI conference organisers and AGOSCI chair up to, and including, expulsion from the Conference with no refund or right of appeal. Instances of alleged harassment may also be reported to the relevant authorities, again at the discretion of the AGOSCI conference organisers and AGOSCI chair.
What constitutes harassment?
Harassment includes—but is not limited to—unwelcome conduct or offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, national origin, or religion; deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, unwelcome or unauthorized photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Similarly, encouraging others to engage in such behaviour is not permitted, nor are false accusations of harassment.
Who is covered under this Code of Conduct?
All attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, staff, and volunteers at our events are required to refrain from any form of harassment. The AGOSCI 2019 conference organisers will enforce this Code throughout the event, and expects cooperation from all participants.
The AGOSCI conference organisers and AGOSCI chair expect that all event participants refrain from engaging in harassment and/or using potentially offensive language in social media or other electronic posts, regardless of whether AGOSCI hashtags have been used.
Mobile Phones, Photos, and Videos
As a courtesy to other attendees, please turn off your mobile (cell) phones and personal digital assistants or put them in silent mode during all presentations and workshops. Video and audio recording and still photography of presentations and workshops during AGOSCI Conference 2019 is strictly prohibited, unless prior authorization has been provided by the presenters. Presenters are able to provide this authorization within their own session, if they so agree.
During conference hours, common and non-presentation public areas of the conference venue are deemed to be a public space pursuant to relevant privacy legislation, and photography and video recording are allowed and encouraged.
The AGOSCI conference organisers intend for this Code of Conduct to meet the needs of all our stakeholders and ensure that all have a positive event experience. To this end, we welcome comments and suggestions. Please contact the AGOSCI conference organisers on-site or by email/phone if you would like to provide feedback.
Complaints or reporting of concerns regarding inappropriate conduct can be made to the conference organisers and will be referred to the AGOSCI Chairperson for action.
AGOSCI 2019 Conference Managers
Phone: +61 8 9486 2000