An open exchange of ideas and respectful debate are central goals of Computational Geometry Week (CG Week). All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
The main points of contact for this code of conduct are Erin Chambers and Bettina Speckmann, but you are welcome to approach any member of the Steering Committee for CG Week with questions or concerns.
The Quick Version
CG Week is dedicated to providing an environment that is free from harassment, bullying, discrimination, and retaliation for all participants, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. Bullying, intimidation, personal attacks, harassment, sustained disruption of talks or other events, and behavior that interferes with another's full participation will not be tolerated. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue. CG Week participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.
The Less Quick Version
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, 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. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Bullying includes physical or intellectual aggression, use of inappropriate language, name calling, threats (explicit or implicit) of intent to harm or to coerce, especially in the context of an imbalance of power or authority.
If a participant engages in harassing or bullying behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund. Note that a response of "just joking" will not be accepted; behavior can be harassing without an intent to offend. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns about the CG Week environment, please contact Erin Chambers, Bettina Speckmann, or any member of the Steering Committee immediately.
We will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference.
Original source and credit: JSConf & The Ada Initiative
With credit also to the NIPS Code of Conduct.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License
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