Welcome and Inclusion

The iPRES community is committed to providing an experience and an environment that is inclusive, collaborative, caring and respectful to everyone. Our goal is to ensure that all conference participants are treated with respect at all times. We expect all attendees of the conference to support us in our commitment to creating a welcoming environment for everyone. 

Code of Conduct

All members of the iPRES community are required to follow the spirit as well as the letter of this Code of Conduct and respect fellow participants to ensure a safe, welcoming, inclusive, and productive learning experience for everyone participating, whether in-person or virtually. 

This Code of Conduct applies to all meetings, events, working groups, social events, online communication channels including social media, and other activities organized by or affiliated with iPRES in person, online or in a hybrid model. 

iPRES seeks to provide an inclusive, collaborative, caring, and respectful community environment for everyone. iPRES asks all those who are participating in any iPRES event or within the iPRES community to be constructive, accepting, and sensitive to the needs and feelings of others. We are a diverse community from a wide range of social, cultural, and professional backgrounds that is committed to inclusivity, free expression of ideas, and creating an experience in which participants feel welcome to learn and exchange ideas in an environment of mutual respect. There is no place in iPRES for overt or indirect harassment, disrespect, or intimidation of any kind, but especially that based on race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, language, national origin, physical or cognitive ability, age, appearance, level of knowledge, and/or other group status. 

Harassment includes a wide range of behaviors, online as well as in person, that intimidates or threatens another person or group of persons or impinges on their ability to participate comfortably, fully, and productively in the experience. Examples of harassment and unwelcome behavior include but are not limited to: 

  • repeated misgendering or disregarding preferred pronouns 
  • stalking or repeated following 
  • inappropriate photography or recording 
  • sustained or repeated disruption of talks or other events 
  • inappropriate physical contact and sexual attention 
  • sexist, racist, discriminatory, or exclusionary jokes 
  • violent threats or language directed against another person 
  • personal insults 
  • propagation of implicit and explicit stereotypes 
  • advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior 

Additional examples of harassment as well as possible responses may be helpful to organizers and attendees. See: https://australasiapreserves.blogspot.com/p/codeofconduct.html 

The iPRES community is dedicated to providing an enjoyable and enriching environment for people with a wide range of knowledge and experience, so we ask that you bring a spirit of respect and friendly professional inquiry to all your interactions. 

Examples of positive behavior include but are not limited to: 

  • Listening and supporting others to learn 
  • Using welcoming and inclusive language (such as the gender neutral ‘everyone’ or ‘folks’ instead of ‘men’ and ‘women’) 
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences 
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism 
  • Respecting and valuing the contributions of all members of the community, regardless of status or role 
  • Showing empathy and patience towards other community members