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Code of Conduct

We believe in a conference environment that is inclusive, supportive, and free from any forms of harassment or discrimination. The iDigTRIO community, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, organizers, facilitators, staff, and vendors, values and respects the rights and privileges of others and asks that you honor its mission and vision through compliance with our event’s Code of Conduct, as defined: 

  • IDigTRIO is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, physical appearance, body size, race, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion (including the lack thereof or religious dress and grooming), marital status, domestic partnership status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws.) 

  • The conference promotes both professional development and personal growth. Therefore, any harassment, microaggression, intimidation, and/or insinuative behavior will not be tolerated. 

  • The iDigTRIO community encourages proactive and constructive dialogue. Therefore, conference participants are asked to respect the following guidelines while participating in the virtual conference, including video conferencing, live chat, live stream, email, and social media: 

  • Structure your critiques in a proactive and constructive way 

  • No profanity or expletives (explicit or implied) 

  • No racial epithets 

  • No homophobic or transphobic language 

  • No denigrating or bigoted remarks 

  • No attacking individuals or groups 

  • No discriminatory or offensive language towards: differently-abled persons, the LGBTQIA community, or people from other ethnic or religious backgrounds 

  • No commentary, content and/or images that are pornographic, proprietary, harassing, libelous, or that can create a hostile or toxic conference environment 

We will not tolerate harassment, discrimination, or inappropriate behavior (as defined below) toward or by conference participants (attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, staff, vendors, and/or guests) in any form. Violators of the policy—in part or entirety—will be asked to leave the event immediately, may not return, and may be banned from future conferences and/or iDigTRIO participation, including volunteer service and/or future event attendance.

 If you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation, reach out to an iDigTRIO conference staff member immediately.  Find our contact information here.

Inappropriate Behavior 

Harassment, microaggression, intimidation, and/or insinuations are hurtful and interfere with other attendee’s experience and participation in the iDigTRIO Conference. These behaviors are inappropriate and unacceptable. Inappropriate behavior can take many forms such as but not limited to slurs, jokes, derogatory or discriminatory statements, foul or obscene language, offensive clothing, stalking, gestures, pictures, drawings, harassing photography or recordings, offensive emails, direct messages, texts, voicemail messages, social media postings or any other content in any other form than can create a hostile or toxic conference environment. 

Consequences of Inappropriate Behavior 

Inappropriate behavior as outlined above will not be tolerated. If asked to stop behaving inappropriately, you should comply immediately. 


We reserve the right to refuse entry to or remove any party from the event at any time: All determinations are at the sole discretion of iDigTRIO organizers. Severe breaches of this Conference Code of Conduct may result in disqualification from participating in future iDigTRIO events. 

What to Do About Inappropriate Behavior 

If you witness or are subjected to inappropriate behavior or have any other concerns, notify an iDigTRIO staff member, or if you have questions in advance of the conference regarding  the Conference Code of Conduct or its implementation, please email us.

Smoke & Alcohol Policies 

The smoke and alcohol-free policy applies to virtual meeting rooms, live streams, and any additional rooms/locations used for official conference activities. The use of e-cigarettes, vaporizers, and related products while on screen are also prohibited. 

The iDigTRIO Code of Conduct was adapted from the 2020 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference Code of Conduct that can be found here.

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