Tapia Conference Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policy

The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the Tapia Conference aims and goals. This open exchange requires an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group; that fosters dignity, understanding, and mutual respect; and that embraces diversity. For these reasons, CMD-IT and ACM, the presenter and sponsor of the Tapia Conferences, are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all events and programs. The Tapia Conference does not tolerate harassment or hostile behavior, including speech that intimidates, creates discomfort, or interferes with a person’s participation or opportunity for participation, in a conference, event or program.

Harassment in any form, including but not limited to harassment based on alienage or citizenship, age, color, creed, disability, marital status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, childbirth- and pregnancy-related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, gender, veteran status, or any other status protected by laws in which the conference or program is taking place, will not be tolerated. Harassment includes the use of abusive or degrading language, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. A response that the participant was “just joking,” or “teasing,” or being “playful,” will not be accepted. Individuals violating these standards may be sanctioned or excluded from further participation at the discretion of the organizers or responsible committee.

If you believe that you have been harassed at the Tapia Conference, or notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other related concerns, you are encouraged to report the incident in confidence to the conference organizers.