SUSTAINABILTY

MetSoc 2022 Conference Sustainability Policy

 

An important aim of MetSoc 2022 is for the conference to be as sustainable as possible. With this in mind the following will apply: 

 

  • Printed hardcopies of the full program will not be provided for every delegate.  Summary programs will be provided on delegate conference badges and a small number of full printed programs will be available to view in common areas only.

  • All attendees are encouraged to bring along a reusable ‘keep cup’ and/or water bottle to the conference venue.

  • Tea and coffee breaks will be provided with reusable crockery and glass wear rather than disposable cups. Drinking water will be freely available.   

  • Conference bags will not be provided, please consider bringing along a bag from a previous MetSoc meeting. A prize is available for the oldest MetSoc bag still in one piece! 

  • To protect each other from COVID, we encourage everyone to bring along re-usable face masks to wear during the conference (a small number of disposable masks will be available on site if needed).

  • A Suggestions Board will be on site at the SEC to collect your thoughts on how MetSoc can continue to become a more sustainable conference in the future.   

MetSoc 2022 Attendee Code of Conduct

 

The open exchange of ideas, the freedom of thought and expression, and respectful scientific debate are central to the aims and goals of MetSoc 2022.  These require a community and an environment that recognises the inherent worth of every person and group, that fosters dignity, understanding, and mutual respect, and also embraces diversity.  For these reasons, MetSoc 2022 is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for all participants at the Meeting. 
 
Harassment and hostile behaviour are unwelcome at the 85th Meeting of the MetSoc.  

 

This includes: speech or behaviour that intimidates, creates discomfort or interferes with a person's participation or opportunity for participation.  We aim for Meeting activities to be an environment where harassment in any form does not happen, including but not limited to: harassment based on race, gender, religion, age, colour, appearance, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.  

 

Harassment includes:

 

  • Degrading verbal comments

  • Deliberate intimidation

  • Stalking

  • Harassing photography or recording

  • Inappropriate physical contact

  • Unwelcome sexual attention.  

 

The policy is not intended to inhibit challenging scientific debate, but rather to promote it through ensuring that all are welcome to participate in shared spirit of scientific inquiry.  Vexatious complaints and wilful misuse of this procedure will render the complainant subject to the same sanctions as a violation of the anti-harassment policy. 
 
It is the responsibility of the community as a whole to promote an inclusive and positive environment for our scholarly activities.  In addition, anyone who experiences harassment or hostile behaviour may contact any current member of the Local Organising Committee or speak to a member of staff on the registration desk.  Any such contact will be kept in strict confidence and those who approach the committee or staff will be consulted before any actions are taken.