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Code of conduct

The organisers of the Conference on Advances in Applied Macro-Finance 2019 are dedicated to providing a positive conference experience for everyone, free from harassment regardless of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof).

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, staff and volunteers (‘conference participants’) at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all conference participants to ensure that the conference is a positive and safe experience for everybody.

Your obligations as a conference participant

As a conference participant, you agree to:

  1. Be respectful and considerate in speech, actions and all interactions with other conference participants,
  2. Acknowledge and respect the boundaries of fellow attendees,
  3. Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behaviour and speech,
  4. Respect confidentiality requests by speakers and other conference participants,
  5. Alert a member of the Code of Conduct response team (listed below) if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this code of conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.

Prohibited behaviour

This conference does not tolerate harassment in any form and in all forums, including at the conference venue, during talks or workshops, at social events associated with the conference and on social media.

Harassing behaviour includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Stalking;
  2. Deliberate intimidation;
  3. Unwanted photography or recording;
  4. Discriminatory images in public spaces;
  5. Sustained or wilful disruption of talks or other events;
  6. Use of sexual or discriminatory language or imagery, including comments or images intended to be jokes;
  7. Offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual;
  8. Inappropriate physical contact, which can include grabbing as well as hugging without asking or massaging without asking; and
  9. Unwelcome sexual attention, which can include inappropriate questions of a sexual nature, asking for sexual favours or repeatedly asking for dates or contact information.

Participants engaging in harassing behaviour may be sanctioned in any way organisers. Such sanctions may include a formally warning to stop the behaviour, a request to leave the conference without refund immediately, or a report of the behaviour to a partner institution.

Speaker and sponsor materials

Sponsors and speakers are required not to use sexualised images or content in their marketing materials, talk slides, notes or presentations. If this material is impossible to avoid given the topic (for example text mining of material from hate sites) the existence of this material should be noted both in the abstract and at the start of the talk.

The organisers of the Conference on Advances in Applied Macro-Finance 2019 reserves the right to remove sponsor display or materials or stop a talk that contains inappropriate sexualised content or content that may reasonably amount to harassment.

Need help?

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the Conference on Advances in Applied Macro-Finance 2019 organising committee or speak to a Monash Business School staff member who can direct you to a member of the organising committee.