VSIP 2021 is
committed to providing an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and
exchange of ideas. It is the policy of VSIP 2021 that all participants of
conference activities will enjoy a welcoming environment free from unlawful
discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
Harassment will not be tolerated in any form, including but not limited to harassment based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, age, religion or any other status protected by laws in which the conference or program is being held. Harassment includes the use of abusive, offensive or degrading language, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, sexual imagery and unwelcome sexual advances. Any report of harassment at one of our activities will be addressed immediately. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material in their booths and must refrain from the use of sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise creating a sexualized environment. Speakers should not use sexual language or images without scientific purpose, or any language or images that would constitute harassment as defined above in their talks.
Violations should be reported to the conference secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org). All reports will be treated confidentially. Sanctions may include, but are not limited to, exclusion from one or more conference events, exclusion from the entire conference, removal of material from the online record of the conference, referral to the violator’s university or employer, and referral to law enforcement. In no case will registration fees or expenses be refunded by the conference.
All VSIP 2021 attendees and exhibitors are expected to comply with these standards of behavior.