Code of Conduct WiMLDS Pune

Code of Conduct

The WiMLDS Pune believes our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all members, partners, Interns, volunteers, speakers, organizers, staff, media, exhibitors, vendors and other guests (collectively, “Participants”) of the WiMLDS Pune 2021 Community free from discrimination for any reason including on the basis of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, age and religion. This Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for Participant behaviour as well as the consequences for unacceptable behaviour for all WiMLDS Pune program, events, activities and projects.

We invite all Participants to help us realize a safe and positive conference experience for everyone.

Expected Behaviour

All Participants are expected to: be considerate, respectful, and collaborative; refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behaviour or speech; be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow Participants – your fellow Participants may have a different level of comfort with respect to language and personal space; and alert WiMLDS PUNE staff if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.

Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable behaviours include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning conduct; offensive verbal comments including as related to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, age, or religion; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable behaviour by Participants will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behaviour is expected to comply immediately. If a Participant engages in unacceptable behaviour, the WIiMLDS PUNE staff may take any action they deem appropriate, at their sole discretion, up to and including expulsion from WiMLDS PUNE without warning or refund.

What to Do If You Witness or Are Subject to Unacceptable Behaviour

If you are subject to unacceptable behaviour, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behaviour, or have concerns that this Code of Conduct is not being followed, notify a WiMLDS PUNE staff person as soon as possible. All reports will remain completely confidential. WiMLDS PUNE staff will determine and carry out the appropriate course of action, and will be available to help Participants experiencing unacceptable behaviour feel safe for the duration of the conference. As requested, a follow-up report will be made to individuals who report being harassed.


We expect all Participants to abide by this Code of Conduct at all WiMLDS PUNE venues and WiMLDS PUNE-related social events. Participants seek to learn, network, and have fun. Please do so responsibly and with respect for the right of others to do likewise. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us maintain a friendly, safe, and welcoming conference environment.