IAU Code of Conduct

We are committed to making every effort this symposium free from harassment, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the symposium even before the symposium physically starts at Hiroshima. Please follow these guidelines:

  • Behave professionally and respect others. 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.
  • Harassment includes offensive comments including verbal and email communications.
  • 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.

Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the sole discretion of the organizers without a refund of any charge.

All participant who wishes to report a violation of this policy is asked to speak, in confidence, to any SOC/LOC members and/or send a report by email to astropol2020-codeofc@ml.hiroshima-u.ac.jp.