Arctic Bridges is committed to providing a safe, productive, and inclusive environment for all participants the workshop and symposium. All involved in the event, including attendees, organizers, and staff, are expected to follow the Code of Conduct, which has been adapted from American Geophysical Union meeting policies. These policies apply at all events associated with Arctic Bridges, including those taking place away from the University of Virginia campus.

Expected behavior

  • All participants are treated with respect and consideration, valuing a diversity of views and opinions.
  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
  • Communicate openly with respect for others, critiquing ideas rather than individuals.
  • Avoid personal attacks directed towards individuals.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert conference organizers if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
  • Respect the rules and policies of venues where events are held.

.Unacceptable Behavior

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form will not be tolerated.
  • Physical or verbal abuse of any Arctic Bridges participant or guest is prohibited.
  • Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any participant or guest.
  • Disruption of talks at oral or poster sessions, or at other events organized by Arctic Bridges at the meeting venue, hotels, or other contracted facilities.

Consequences

  • Anyone requested to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
  • Meeting organizers or venue security may take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning.
  • Arctic Bridges reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future events or products resulting from the workshop and symposium, or pursue other consequences as deemed appropriate.
  • After receiving a report of innapropriate behavior, conference organizers will assess the report and work with the complainant to determine the most appropriate response. Arctic Bridges is committed to protecting the privacy of all individuals involved in an incident to the greatest extent possible.

Reporting Unacceptable Behavior

  • If you are the subject of unacceptable behavior or have witnessed any such behavior, please immediately notify a conference organizer.
  • Notification can be done by contacting an organizer on site or by emailing your concern to¬†any of the organizers listed on the conference website.
  • Anyone experiencing or witnessing behavior that constitutes an immediate or serious threat to public safety is advised to contact 911.