This Code of Conduct has been adapted from the OzGrav Events Code of Conduct. All participants of GWPAW 2024, either in person or virtually, are required to read, accept and adhere to this Code of Conduct.
The GWPAW 2024 organizers are committed to making GWPAW 2024 safe, productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, nationality or religion. Discrimination or harassment of participants in any form will not be tolerated.
In attending GWPAW 2024, either in person or virtually, participants are asked to:
Behave professionally. Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate. Harassment includes (but is not limited to) 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, race or religion.
All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery in presentations 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 organisers without a refund of any charge.
Participants are welcome to engage with GWPAW 2024 and their colleagues through social media, provided that all communications are respectful, appropriate for a professional audience, and adhere to this Code of Conduct. Questions or criticisms about a colleague’s research or presentation, should be communicated directly to them rather than via social media. Participants are encouraged to only post things on social media about other people, which they would be comfortable saying to them in person.
Individuals engaging in behaviour prohibited by this policy, as well as those making allegations of harassment in bad faith, may be subject to disciplinary action which may include verbal warnings and ejection from the event without refund of registration fees. Decisions about disciplinary action will be made by the event organisers.