Event Safety and Conduct
IEEE Introduces Safety and Conduct Statement for Conferences
IEEE believes in openness, international collaboration, and the free flow of talent and ideas. Meetings, conferences, and other events provide a forum for the exchange of those technical and humanitarian conversations. IEEE is committed to providing a safe, productive and welcoming environment to all conference, event, and meeting participants who engage with IEEE in these conversations.
To support this concept, IEEE has created a safety and conduct statement (PDF, 134 KB) that will become the IEEE credo for conferences, events and meetings.
Participants should report any behavior inconsistent with the principles outlined here, to on-site staff, security or venue personnel, or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidelines for Sharing at IEEE Events
To help raise awareness about the statement, the following guidelines are recommended for implementation at all IEEE events:
incorporation into IEEE’s Event Terms and Conditions as a pro-active acknowledgement of consent during the attendee registration submission process
statement to be prominently placed alongside all event specific policies on an event website
inclusion in event’s advanced and final program
insertion into event attendee onsite welcome packets to include the statement as well as how to report a concern
introduction during an event’s opening session via a slide on any large panels and/or through incorporation into opening remarks that clearly articulate the strategy to serve the community ethically