Conference code of conduct

In order to ensure a fair and equal experience for all participants of the Species on the Move conference 2019, we ask all participants to please adhere to the following code of conduct.

 Expected behaviour:

We expect all participants (including all delegates, conference organisers, volunteers, visitors, exhibitors and venue staff) to exhibit professional and considerate behaviour in all venues during official conference proceedings, side events, meetings, official or unofficial social gatherings as well as on social media and online platforms.

  • Be inclusive and respectful to all participants regardless of ability or disability, age, body size, language, culture, education, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender, background, opinions, ideologies, political views, religion, sexual orientation and social status
  • Be considerate in speech and actions
  • Be respectful and civil during any discussions or dialogue
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and fellow participants
  • Be respectful of the opinions of other participants even if they differ from your own
  • Be constructive in your critique of ideas
  • Engage in positive and productive discussions with fellow delegates
  • Adhere to any requests from poster or talk presenters regarding social media (eg some may request no posting of images at the start of their talks or on their posters), and ask for permission before posting pictures focussed on particular participants on online platforms or social media (general crowd shots are ok)
  • Adhere to the terms of conduct of the Kruger National Park

Unacceptable behaviour:

  • Intimidation, harassment, bullying, abuse, discrimination, exclusion and harmful criticism of any form
  • Harmful verbal or written comments
  • Disruption of presentations or conference proceedings
  • Physical assault, or any unwelcome contact
  • Threat or intimidation

Consequences of unacceptable behaviour

Anyone requested to stop any unacceptable behaviour is expected to comply immediately. The conference organisers reserve the right to dismiss any participants showing unacceptable behaviour from the conference and prohibit attendance of future meetings. The conference staff or venue security may take any action deemed necessary and appropriate in order to ensure the safety of all conference participants.

Reporting or grievances

Please contact one of the following people should you have a concern or wish to report someone engaging in the above mentioned unacceptable behaviours:

Conference Co-Convenors

Prof. Gretta Pecl +61 408626792

Prof. Warwick Sauer

 Early career committee contacts

Curtis Champion

Shane Morris

Phillipa McCormick