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. All
participants are required to abide by the following Code of Conduct to help us achieve a
safe and positive conference for everyone. Please follow these guidelines:
- Be kind to and respect others. Do not insult or put down other attendees.
- 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.
Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour 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.
Any participant who wishes to report a violation of this policy is asked to speak, in confidence,
to either Ryan Cooke (firstname.lastname@example.org
Alis Deason (email@example.com
member of the SOC, or one of the astronomy allies
This code of conduct is based on the "London Code of Conduct", as originally designed for
the conference "Accurate Astrophysics. Correct Cosmology", held in London in July 2015.
The London Code of Conduct was adapted with permission by Andrew Pontzen and Hiranya Peiris
from a document by Software Carpentry,
which itself derives from original Creative Commons documents by
It is released under a CC-Zero licence for reuse.