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Inclusivity and safety at the conference

Conference code of conduct

All delegates agree to abide by the conference code of conduct at the time of registration. We encourage you to take some time now to reread the code, so that we all enter the conference with these principles at the forefront of our minds and with a clear sense of the full range of behaviours, situations, actions and language that may have the effect of making others feel unwelcome or disrespected and which are not appropriate at the conference.

Discrimination, harassment and bullying are unacceptable and constitute serious misconduct under the code of conduct. Such behaviour should be reported and will be addressed with potential consequences for offenders including expulsion from the conference and/or reporting to their institution.
The procedures for reporting incidents are outlined towards the end of the code of conduct. If you have questions, please speak to one of the Society staff; come to the support and recovery space for informal and confidential advice (see below); email or phone  020 7591 3022.

Read the code of conduct


It’s everyone’s responsibility: response strategies

What should you do if you observe inappropriate actions and behaviours, or have other concerns, and you want to support fellow delegates and colleagues safely and appropriately? Working with The 1752 Group, we have collated guidance on being an active bystander, with concrete suggestions of different approaches and interventions that might be appropriate in different contexts. These are intended to support positive professional community norms and the development of healthier academic settings that inhibit future harm from occurring. These complement expert-led formal training.

Read the guidance for bystanders