2020 AmeriFlux Annual Meeting Code of Conduct

The AmeriFlux Management Project (AMP) convenes events and meetings that are welcoming, respectful, inclusive, and collaborative. The code of conduct for the 2020 AmeriFlux Annual Meeting is based closely on the AGU Meetings Code of Conduct, available here.

Expected behavior

  1. Treat everyone with respect.
  2. Respect your fellow participants by using good practices for intercultural collaborations.
  3. Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants.
  4. Provide your true professional identity, affiliation, and, where appropriate, contact information, at registration, and during attendance and participatory sessions, as required.
  5. Respect copying and use of presented materials and ideas as indicated by AGU’s Guidelines on Photography and Social Media, including knowing when you may need to obtain permission regarding copying materials.
  6. Respect the rules and policies of the meeting venue, online platforms, or any other venue.
  7. Be accountable: When we as organizers or participants fail to meet these guidelines, work together to identify problems and adjust policy and practice together.

Anyone not meeting expected, collaborative, respectful behavior can be immediately removed from the current online meeting and may be banned from future AmeriFlux meetings or other sanctions, depending on the specifics of the unwelcome disruptive behavior.

Examples of unacceptable behavior

  • Promoting or participating in harassment, bullying, discrimination, or intimidation on-site, online, and/or on social media.
  • Verbal, written, or other forms of abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, staff member, service provider, or other guest.
    • Examples of abuse include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, 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.
  • Threatening or stalking in-person or online.
  • Disruption or disallowing participation by others.
  • Criminal offenses.
  • Failure to follow meeting protocol.
  • Physical or verbal abuse, including attacks on ideas vs. respectful, disagreeing dialogue.
  • Use of social or mainstream media to target individual actions of participants in a way that could harm their privacy or professional status or open them to slander or libel.

Consequences and reporting unacceptable behavior

Anyone requested to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. AMP staff may take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning.

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, please immediately notify an AMP staff member or a technical moderator.

If you need to report a harassment or other safety/security issue or have questions, contact Margaret Torn at [email protected] or call her at (510) 463 4295. (An additional contact will be added soon)