The warmth of the welcome we
offer to you is the warmth we ask you to share with each other.
How Organizers Will Respond
Once notified of harassing behavior, the organizers will initiate action in response. All incidents will be handled on a case-by-case basis, using a thoughtful approach. Participants who are asked by anyone to stop any harassing or disrespectful behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Sanctions may include, but are not limited to, warning the offender, withdrawing the offender’s position on the program, requiring the offender to leave the session in which the harassment takes place, immediate expulsion from the event, and if needed, reporting the offender to legal authorities.
Issues requiring discussion with the complainant before agreeing to a response will be dealt with sensitively in a private space and the complainant made aware of how the organizers wish to respond.
The Organizing team will log incident details in confidential records and only shared with those who “need to know”. This record keeping must comply with all pertinent legal and ethical requirements regarding personal privacy in the applicable jurisdiction.
What iPres Commits To
Support for victims of negative attention or harassment is always the first priority of the Organizing team. All issues will be dealt with in an efficient, sympathetic, and confidential manner.
Retaliation in any form against anyone reporting an incident of harassment, independent of the outcome, will not be tolerated.
As required, we can help you contact hotel or venue security, local law enforcement, or other local support services, provide escorts or supporters, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance and participation.
Important contact information:
Contact information (e.g., email addresses, texting info, social media handles) for these and possibly other primary contacts will be made available to attendees (in-person and virtual) through the conference app and on the website:
The iPres Code of Conduct and Response Framework was informed by these community resources and exemplars:
The DPC is committed to enabling access and participation to the iPRES2022 conference for all community members.
To this end, we will:
The DPC is committed to enabling access and participation to the iPres 2022 conference for all community members.
To this end, we will: