Jul 15 – 19, 2019
US/Eastern timezone

Code of Conduct

Members of the conference are expected to abide by the CERN code of conduct and the following Code of Conduct adapted from APS

In the event that misconduct has occurred, please contact Salvatore Rappoccio (srrappoc@buffalo.edu) and/or Ciaran Williams (ciaranwi@buffalo.edu). 


All participants, including attendees, vendors, staff, volunteers, and all other stakeholders at this meeting will conduct themselves in a professional manner that is welcoming to all participants and free from any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. Participants will treat each other with respect and consideration to create a collegial, inclusive, and professional environment. Creating a supportive environment to enable scientific discourse is the responsibility of all participants.

Participants will avoid any inappropriate actions or statements based on individual characteristics such as age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, nationality, political affiliation, ability status, educational background, or any other characteristic protected by law. Disruptive or harassing behavior of any kind will not be tolerated. Harassment includes but is not limited to inappropriate or intimidating behavior and language, unwelcome jokes or comments, unwanted touching or attention, offensive images, photography without permission, and stalking.

Violations of this code of conduct policy should be reported to the meeting organizers as stated above. Sanctions may range from verbal warning, to ejection from the meeting without refund, to notifying appropriate authorities. Retaliation for complaints of inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated. If a participant observes inappropriate comments or actions and personal intervention seems appropriate and safe, they should be considerate of all parties before intervening.