Code of Conduct

BioMedica Online Event Code of Conduct.

We believe the event should represent a safe, enjoyable and inclusive environment for all people. No one should be subject to any harassment, bullying or abuse. Any such behaviour will not be tolerated and we will take such action as we deem necessary to ensure it does not reoccur.  This may include immediate removal from the virtual event and a prohibition from attending future events.

All attendees, speakers, partners, staff and volunteers at the BioMedica Virtual Event are required to adhere to the following Code of Conduct. Event organisers will enforce this Code throughout the event entirety.

Why do we need a Code of Conduct?

Unfortunately, unacceptable behaviour still occurs, even in virtual event formats. The purpose of this Code of Conduct is to get participants fully aligned on what constitutes unacceptable behaviour, how it can be reported, and what will be done about it.

Acceptable Behaviour

As the event organisers, we expect everyone to be professional and respectful to others at all times. We ask that you:

  • Respect the event organising staff 
  • Be courteous and well-mannered when speaking to someone or engaging with them in any online mode
  • Respect someone’s right not to engage in online networking or connection with you
  • Dress Appropriately.

Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable behaviour is offensive in nature – it may disturb or upset an individual or make them feel threatened. It can include:

  • Derogatory, inflammatory or discriminatory language, comments or conduct.
  • Engineered episodes of intimidation, aggressive actions or repeated gestures.
  • Repetitive heckling and disruption of talks.
  • Sexual images, rude photos or sex toys in viewable space.
  • Inappropriate photography or recordings (where inappropriate is defined as used later in a sexual, derogatory or defamatory manner or for exploitation).
  • Persistent and unwanted sexual advances.
  • Bullying behaviour
  • Encouraging any of the above behaviours.

How to Report Unacceptable Behaviour

We encourage you to report any behaviour that makes you or others feel uncomfortable. Harassment, discrimination, and disrespect are not only not tolerated, but we encourage anyone who witnesses any such behaviour to report it. If you are being harassed or feel uncomfortable, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please reach out to us via telephone at 0439 457672 or via email [email protected].