Code of Conduct

Introduction

All attendees, speakers, conference supporters and organizing team members at the German American Conference 2021 are required to abide by the following code of conduct. Organizers will adhere to and enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everyone involved.

Defintion

Harassment includes offensive verbal or written comments or actions related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention or otherwise.

Policy

The German American Conference 2021 is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, sex assigned at birth, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, platform, or event, including but not limited to talks, workshops, receptions, panel discussions, coffee chats, and social media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the event organizers. 

 

Participants of the conference, speakers, and conference supporters are all subject to the anti-harassment policy. Anyone asked to stop any harassing behavior is expected to comply immediately.

 

Participants of the conference should refrain from using conference platforms, events, or social media for personal advertisement or solicitation

Disciplinary Action

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event platform and the conference.

Reporting and seeking help

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference staff immediately, either directly or by emailing us at info@germanamericanconference.org. Conference staff can be identified by the addition of “(GAC Team)” after their Zoom or virtual platform name and video background if applicable.

If you would prefer to make an anonymous report, please fill out our Anonymous Harassment Report Form. We will be monitoring this form continuously during and after the conference.

If you would prefer to contact the Harvard, MIT, or Cambridge Police, please find their website information below:

Harvard Police Website: https://www.hupd.harvard.edu

MIT Police Website: https://police.mit.edu/contact

Cambridge Police Website: https://www.cambridgema.gov/cpd/ContactUs

Conference staff will be happy to assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

Additional Information

For additional information please reach out to any of the conference staff – either personally or via email: info@germanamericanconference.org. By attending an event, you agree to our code of conduct.

Summary of Contact Information

  • GAC Email: info@germanamericanconference.org
  • Anonymous Report Form: https://forms.gle/cUvjaQU7ETgXG9Rk7
  • Directly Contacting Conference Staff: Message a GAC staff member. Conference staff can be identified by the addition of “(GAC Team)” after their Zoom or virtual platform name and video background if applicable.

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