SGIM values the participation of each attendee, exhibitor, sponsor, and presenter and is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and staff. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of all backgrounds. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, staff, and service providers are expected to abide by this Virtual Event Code of Conduct while attending a SGIM virtual event.
SGIM has zero tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, we ask that you contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately so that we can take the appropriate action.
Unacceptable behavior is defined as:
- Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
- Abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, sponsor, staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest. (Examples of abuse include, but are not limited to: comments related to age, appearance, apparent or perceived disability, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, nationality, professional level, race, religion, and sexual orientation)
- Disruption of presentations during sessions, in the exhibit hall, or at other events hosted through the virtual platform.
- Participant non-compliance with instructions of the moderator and/or any virtual event staff.
In addition, participants are asked to adhere to the following rules:
- The recording and/or transmission of education sessions in any format is strictly prohibited.
- Presentations, postings, and messages should not contain any promotional materials, special offers, job offers, product announcements, or solicitation for any types of services (apart from designated spaces such as the career fair and exhibitor booths).
- Participants may not reproduce or re-purpose presentation materials in any way without the express consent from the presenter.
- Participants may not record, copy, or take screen shots of Q&A or any chat room activity that takes place in the virtual conference.
SGIM reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the virtual without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior.