Sep 13 – 16, 2021
Europe/Madrid timezone

Code of Conduct

The organizers are committed to making this meeting productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Please follow these guidelines:

  • Behave professionally. Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate. Harassment includes sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation, stalking, and photography or recording of an individual without consent. It also includes offensive comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion.
  • All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate.
  • Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees.
  • Please maintain a supportive and positive environment, and respect any questions or input from other participants.

This is an online meeting, sessions will be held by zoom, so please remember than in a Zoom Meeting you have the option of having your camera and microphone turned on to facilitate an interactive experience. Remember that you may be visible to, and heard by, other people. Conference activities will also take place via slack and, and these guidelines apply also to these wider interactions. To ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe session please read the guidance below:

  • If possible, please log into the session from a quiet environment.
  • You should not take photographs of the screen or share any images of the online sessions that include other participants. 
  • Please mute your microphone when you are not speaking.
  • Attendees must wear suitable clothing for a meeting.

Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the sole discretion of the organisers.

Any participant who wishes to report a violation of this policy is asked to speak, in confidence, to Bradley Kavanagh ( or Rocio Vilar (


This code of conduct is based on the adaption of the “London Code of Conduct“ (as originally designed for the conference “Accurate Astrophysics. Correct Cosmology”, held in London in July 2015) by the Gravitational Wave Probes of Fundamental Physics conference. The London Code of Conduct was adapted, at the time, with permission by Andrew Pontzen and Hiranya Peiris from a document by Software Carpentry, which itself derives from original Creative Commons documents by PyCon and Geek Feminism. It is released under a CC-Zero licence for reuse. To help track people’s improvements and best practice, please retain this acknowledgement, and log your re-use or modification of this policy at For the purpose of this conference, we have added text addressing the virtual aspects.