Code of Conduct
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at ImNO are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
Imaging Network of Ontario is committed to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Use of sexualised language and imagery that does not convey a scientific message is not appropriate. We expect participants and sponsors to follow these rules for the duration of the conference in any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at ImNO are subject to the anti-harassment policy.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Use of images, activities, uniforms/costumes or other materials that create a sexualised environment will not be tolerated.
Anyone asked to stop any harassing behavior is expected to comply immediately.
If anyone engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing clearly marked badges saying “ImNO staff”. You can also send an email to the ImNO ombudsperson, Dr. Anne Martel, at obmbudsperson@ImNO.ca or the ImNO 2019 Chair, Dr. Charles McKenzie, at chair@ImNO.ca.
Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.
We expect everyone to follow these rules for the duration of the conference within and outside conference venues, including but not limited to conference-related talks, workshops, and social events involving ImNO attendees, and in all conference related communications, including social media.