IRIS is committed to fostering the exchange of scientific ideas by providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all IRIS sponsored meeting participants, including but not limited to attendees, speakers, staff, volunteers and vendors. We value the participation of every member of the community and want all participants to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.
All participants at IRIS meetings are expected to abide by this IRIS Meetings Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct applies to all IRIS meeting-related events. Behavior that is acceptable to one person may not be acceptable to another, so use discretion to be sure that respect is communicated.
Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to:
Any participant experiencing or witnessing behavior that at any time in their judgment constitutes an immediate or serious threat to public safety is advised to contact emergency services immediately (for hotel security, dial 0 from any house phone; or 911) and to notify on-site meeting security and IRIS staff.
If you are the subject of unacceptable behavior or have witnessed any such behavior, please notify an IRIS staff member or call/email the IRIS Business Operations/HR Manager Marlo Swanson at 202-407-7011/Marlo.Swanson@iris.edu. Writing down the details of the incident is also recommended. Requests for confidentiality will be honored to the extent possible.
Anyone requested to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
IRIS staff, their designee or meeting security may take any action deemed necessary and appropriate for any unacceptable behavior, including but not limited to that described above. Depending on the severity of the unacceptable behavior, possible actions include, but are not limited to, removal of the participant from the meeting without refund of their registration fee and denial of participation in future IRIS events.
IRIS is committed to handling all situations to the best of its ability.