We value your attendance, and want to make your experience as productive and professionally stimulating as possible.
SRI is dedicated to providing a collegial, safe, hospitable, and productive environment for everyone attending our events, regardless of ethnicity, religion, disability, physical appearance, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, educational background, ability status, political affiliation, nationality. It is important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is neither healthy nor productive. Accordingly, SRI prohibits intimidating, threatening, or harassing conduct during our conferences. This policy applies to speakers, staff, volunteers, attendees and vendors. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference, at the discretion of SRI.
Harassment of SRI participants will not be tolerated in any form. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, offensive gestures or verbal comments related to ethnicity, religion, disability, physical appearance, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, educational background, ability status, political affiliation, nationality , deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate or unwanted physical contact or touching, unwelcome attention, or other disruptive or harassing behavior of any kind. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If anyone subject to this policy engages in behavior which is harassing or in otherwise violation of this policy, SRI may take any action they deem appropriate, ranging from a simple warning to the offender to expulsion from a meeting without refund and/or future meetings and events, or such other action including notifying authorities. If you are the subject (or know someone who is the subject) of harassment or other violation of this policy, or have any other concerns, please do not hesitate to contact SRI staff who can work with appropriate SRI leadership to resolve or otherwise respond to the situation.
SRI staff will be happy to help participants contact convention center/hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, and otherwise assist those experiencing harassment, to enable them to feel safe for the duration of the conference.