Code of Conduct: how to report a problem
If you want to make a code of conduct report, you can contact the Code of Conduct committee by:
- Emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Finding one of the conference organisers at the conference
Should an incident occur, please report it, preferably in writing. If in doubt, report your concerns. There is very little harm in an unneccessary report, but potentially significant harm in an unreported problem.
All reports will be kept confidential.
When reporting the incident, try to gather as much information as available. A committee member can assist you in writing the report or collecting information. Please do not interview people about the incident, but leave this to a committee member.
The important information consists of:
- identifying information about the individuals involved
- the nature of the problematic behaviour
- the approximate time of the behaviour
- the circumstances surrounding the incident
Committee members will be well-briefed on how to deal with incident reports, and on how to further proceed with the situation. See our guidelines for more information.
Committee members will be happy to help participants contact venue security or the police, provide escorts, or otherwise assist attendees.