Code of conduct

AIEC is dedicated to providing safe, friendly, enjoyable and harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, nationality, race, age or religion.

We do not tolerate harassment of or offensive behaviour towards conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks.

We expect participants to abide by the code of conduct at all conference activities, including related social events and online communications.


We ask that you:

  • be kind, considerate and respectful to others
  • behave professionally
  • be mindful all communication be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds.
  • if it is safe to do so, we encourage you to request that the person stop the unwelcome or harassing behaviour. Participants who are asked to stop any such behaviourare expected to comply immediately.


  • do not partake in harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes (harassment includes, but is not limited to, inappropriate physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation, stalking, and photography or recording of an individual without consent. It also includes offensive comments)
  • do not use sexual or sexist language and imagery
  • do not use or possess illegal substances, weapons

Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund and/or banned from attending future events. The behaviour may also reported to their employer and relevant authorities.

This Code of Conduct is a live document and subject to ongoing amendment.  We welcome your feedback and input to further improve.  


Key dates

16 January - Call for proposals opens

28 February - Call for proposals closes

22 May - Call for proposals notifications

1 June - Registration opens

1 August - Early bird registration closes

9 October 2018 - Conference starts