The Code

ICCAIML is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

Event Organizers expect that all participants, including delegates/attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers, volunteers, and guests, will conform to the following Code of Conduct.


ICCAIML is committed to the free expression of ideas in a respectful and professional manner. Participants will not engage in unacceptable behavior which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal, physical or visual conduct toward another participant or participants which is motivated by that individual’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age, political affiliation, or status as a special disabled veteran or other veteran that is unsolicited and unwelcome and creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.
  • Sexualized language or images in public spaces, including presentations and exhibitor materials.
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following.
  • Inappropriate physical contact.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  • Physical, verbal, or written abuse; intimidation; threats; annoyance; harassment; stalking; pushing; shoving; or use of any physical force whatsoever against any person that creates a disturbance that is disruptive or dangerous or creates apprehension in a person as determined by event management in their sole discretion.
  • Any destruction or vandalizing of personal property or event site or materials.
  • Any lewd or offensive behavior or language using sexually explicit or offensive language or conduct; profanity; obscene gestures; racial, religious or ethnic slurs.
  • Possessing any illegal substance or item. ICCAIML does not tolerate the use or abuse of illegal substances or items anywhere in the event venues.
  • Assembling for the purpose of disturbing the peace or committing any unlawful act or engaging in any offensive behavior.
  • Any other illegal activity.
  • Advocating for, encouraging any of the above behavior.


Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, ICCAIML may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.


If you are being harassed or notice that someone else is being harassed or have any other concerns during the conference please contact the organizers immediately at [insert email address]. All reports will be kept confidential.

ICCAIML may revise this Code of Conduct at any time. This Code of Conduct is without prejudice to ICCAIML rights, all of which it expressly reserves.