We value the participation of every member of the scientific community attending Astronomy in Colour events and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the event.
To make clear what is expected, everyone taking part in Astronomy in Colour events and discussions is required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout events, but you may also contact us directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All communication will be treated as confidential.
Code of Conduct
Astronomy in Colour is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.
- Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
- All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event.
- Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees.
- Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the sole discretion of the organizers.
Thank you for helping make our events welcoming, friendly for all.
We acknowledge Software Carpentry http://software-carpentry.org/conduct/ for the basis of this Code of Conduct, which is a modified version of that used by PyCon, which in turn is forked from a template written by the Ada Initiative and hosted on the Geek Feminism Wiki.
For further information, also see: IAU Anti-harassment Guidelines