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Virtual Meeting Code of Conduct

    • Memorandum

By participating in the Virtual SON 2020 Conference you agree to abide by this code of conduct. If you do not agree then you must leave / not join the Virtual SON 2020 Slack Workspace and no longer participate in the symposium.
    • Diversity, equality, inclusion, respect

    •  Virtual SON 2020 Conference is committed to the inclusion and recognition of all community members.
    • Treat each other with respect, regardless of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity or nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic status, etc.
    •  Harassment or intimidation in any form (emails, social media, Slack, etc.) as well as the use of potentially offensive images or language at any point do not belong at this meeting.
    • Just like any other conference you should ...

    •  Acknowledge that many presentations and discussions are likely to include unpublished data: please ask the presenter or fellow participant before sharing with others - be considerate.
    • Openly indicate your name and affiliation - just like a conference badge would clearly identify you to all other participants.
    •  Actively discuss, debate, question, and comment - in a constructive manner avoiding any personal critiques and without dominating interactions such that others are excluded.
    • Special considerations in a virtual environment

    • Do not record the presentations, discussions, or online meetings, even ‘just’ for your own use.
    • Do not take screenshots or pictures of a presenter’s slides or poster without their explicit permission.
    • Just as you might be excluded if your phone rings repeatedly during normal conference proceedings - disruptive behavior on Slack and/or Zoom will not be tolerated and you will be blocked/ejected 
Sharing of Webinar Links/Invitations outside Slack:
    • Just like a normal conference, participation is restricted to accepted registrants only. Accepted registrants must join Slack where all conference communications will be shared with all participants.
    • Do not share these links/invitations - they are intended for accepted registrants only.
    • This includes announcing the links/invitations to join the webinars for the speaker sessions.
    • Why? If you share these links/invitations outside of Slack then the webinars might be open to attack by internet trolls and hackers 
Twitter and other sharing platforms:
    • Pay attention when using social media or any sharing platform.
    • The use of Twitter (#VirtualSON2020) and other social media is allowed during the meeting, however, please be considerate and ask if unsure whether you can share something before you do so.
    •  If you do not wish to have your talk, poster or anything you discuss or share during the meeting shared more widely, please make this very clear, e.g. by using these symbols:

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