LGBTQ+ STEMinar Code of Conduct

LGBTQ+ STEMinar Code of Conduct


We want everyone to enjoy today’s conference and feel able to contribute.


We expect all conference participants to treat others with dignity and respect and to conduct themselves in a proper and professional manner.


All communication, be it online or in person, should be appropriate for a professional audience and be considerate of people from different cultural backgrounds.


Please do not tweet about someone’s personal circumstances.


Please be conscious of taking photos. Not everyone is out in all circumstances, and even someone appearing in the background could cause them harm.


Be kind to others and do not insult or put down other conference attendees.


Remember that harassment and sexist, racist or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate.


Harassment includes but is not limited to offensive verbal comments, deliberate intimidation,

stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption

of discussions, inappropriate physical contact and unwanted sexual attention.


Negative or exclusionary comments about any identity, including sexual orientation or gender identity will not be tolerated. 


Contributions should be made to discussions with a constructive, positive approach.



Anyone who violates the Code of Conduct may be asked to leave, and may be barred from future LGBTQ+ STEMinar events.



Report any violations of this Code in person to one of the organizers, who will be identified at the beginning of the day, and on their badges, or online (anonymously or not) at or by emailing 

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