The Rocky Mountain Geobiology Symposium is designed to be a place where everyone can feel safe and included. Any actions or words that prevents this from happening will not be tolerated.

Expected Behavior

All meeting participants are to:

  • Be treated with respect and consideration.
  • Communicate openly, with civil attitudes, critiquing ideas rather than individuals.
  • Alert meeting organizers if you notice someone in distress, or perceive a potentially dangerous situation, or witness a dangerous situation.

Unacceptable Behavior includes but is not limited to:

  • Harassment, physical or verbal abuse, intimidation, or discrimination.
  • Verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin.
  • Threats (implied or real) of, physical, professional or financial harm.
  • Audio and video recording, or taking images of an individual’s oral presentation without the presenters’ permission, is expressly forbidden. Images of posters taken without permission are not allowed. Images of posters may be taken with the explicit consent of the presenter, and images may be acquired only in the presence of the presenter.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

  • Anyone requested to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to immediately cease and desist.
  • Meeting organizers may institute actions including immediate removal from the meeting at their discretion.


Reporting Unacceptable Behavior

If you are the subject of unacceptable behavior or have witnessed any such behavior, please immediately notify a meeting organizer (Garrett Boudinot or Katie Rempfert) in-person or by e-mail.

Anyone experiencing or witnessing behavior that constitutes an immediate or serious threat to public safety, or a criminal act, is expected to contact 911. Those witnessing a potential criminal act should also take actions necessary to maintain their own personal safety.


Code of Conduct adapted from the Northeastern Geobiology Meeting