Code of Conduct

The ESEB Congress is intended to foster the exchange of scientific ideas, providing participants with an opportunity to network with an international community of evolutionary biologists. ESEB is committed to creating an environment where everyone can participate without harassment, discrimination, or violence of any kind. All meeting participants must be treated with respect and consideration. Registration for the meeting is considered an agreement to abide by this Code of Conduct. Harassment of any participant will not be tolerated. Unacceptable behaviour includes (but is not limited to) unwanted verbal attention, unwanted touching, intimidation, stalking, shaming, or bullying. Blatant discrimination on the basis of gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, physical appearance, race, religion, national origin, or ethnicity will not be tolerated. Harassment presented in a joking manner constitutes unacceptable behaviour. Retaliation for reporting harassment is also unacceptable, as is reporting an incident in bad faith. Please note that the use of certain language or images in oral or poster presentations may contravene the Code of Conduct if they represent disrespectful criticism of individuals or teams rather than valid criticism of their science, if they are seen to objectify or  demean individuals or groups. It is important to recognise that sensitivity to such aspects of communication varies, and what might be acceptable or humorous to some people might not be to others.

The meeting organizers and society executive officers reserve the right to enforce this Code of Conduct in any manner deemed appropriate. Anyone violating the Code of Conduct may be: (a) asked to stop, (b) expelled from the meeting, and/or (c) prohibited from attending future meetings. Establishing this Code of Conduct is intended to maintain the high quality of scientific discourse that members have come to expect from our meetings.