Code of Conduct
The open exchange of ideas, the freedom of thought and expression, and respectful scientific debate are central to this summer school; this requires a community and an environment that recognizes and respects the inherent worth of every person. All participants of the summer school --- attendees, organizers, speakers, teaching assistants, sponsors, and volunteers --- are required to adhere to this Code of Conduct before, during and after the event, and both in person and online.
The organizers are committed to enforcing the Code of Conduct, ensuring all participants can enjoy the event free from harassment, bullying, discrimination, and retaliation for all participants. This includes (but is not limited to) offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), politics, technology choices, or any other personal characteristics. Bullying, intimidation, personal attacks, harassment, sustained disruption of talks or other events, and behavior that interferes with another's full participation will not be tolerated. This includes sexual harassment, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, public vulgar exchanges, and diminutive characterizations, which are all unwelcome in this community. We expect the full cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe and productive environment for everybody.
Sponsors are equally subject to this Code of Conduct. In particular, sponsors should not use images, activities, or other materials that are of a sexual, racial, or otherwise offensive nature. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment. This code applies both to official sponsors as well as any organization that uses the summer school name as branding as part of its activities at or around the summer school.
If any member of the community raises any issues with any behavior that appears to be in breach of the Code of Conduct, participants are required to stop immediately such behavior regardless of whether they regard such behavior appropriate. In case of dispute, reach out to any of the organizers. If a participant engages in a behavior that is in breach of this Code of Conduct, the school organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including: a formal or informal warning to the offender, expulsion from the summer school with no refund, barring from participation in future editions of the school or their organization, reporting the incident to the offender’s local institution or funding agencies, or reporting the incident to local law enforcement. Please be mindful that your behavior can be harassing even when meant as a joke and/or there is no intent to offend; such justifications will not be accepted as an excuse for harassing behavior.
If you have any concerns, e.g., regarding discrimination, bullying or harassment, or want to flag someone's behavior that you believe is making you or someone else feel uneasy or unwelcome, please reach out to any of the organizers in person or at email@example.com. The organisers can take action against an offender even if no formal complaint has been made.
We will make it a priority to timely investigate and respond to any report, while being transparent to all parties involved about the actions being taken.
Note: This code of conduct is adapted from the NeurIPS code of conduct (https://nips.cc/About).