Code of conduct

The 10th International Conference of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) is committed to providing a safe, open, and respectful environment for participants. The organizing committee encourages all scientists to pursue integrity, honesty, respect, courtesy, responsibility, rigour, and equity in their professional activities.

All participants including organizers, speakers, volunteers, sponsors, staff, and other attendees are expected to follow Code of Conduct that are outlined here. Should you observe violations against this code please contact Copernicus meetings.

Respectful behaviour

  • Professional and respectful conduct of all attendees is expected.
  • Bullying, harassment, intimidation, and discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated.

Inside the building

  • It is prohibited to copy any presentation materials from the desktops in the lecture rooms.
  • Mobile phones should be on silent mode or switched off in the lecture rooms.
  • Conference centre rules of procedures should be respected.
  • Smoking is prohibited in the entire congress centre except in the areas designated for smokers.
  • In case alcoholic beverages are available in the context of the conference, participants are expected to drink responsibly.

Recording by photo, film, or other means

  • It is prohibited to take photos or record scientific materials shown in any oral or poster presentations unless the presenter authorizes it.
  • Press participants reporting on research presented at the conference may take photos of material for their own personal/professional use, provided they do not report on the research or publish any of the recorded material without the author's permission. Press participants should be clearly identifiable from their conference badge.
  • The conference follows the guideline for consent related to pictures of a person in a public space under the EU General Data Protection Regulations. Recording via video, photograph, or other means of participants to the conference is in general allowed as long as people are not shown in incriminatory or private situations and images are not used in a misleading or derogatory way. It is recommended to obtain permission of a person recorded if they appear in an identifiable way.

Social media

The conference encourages open discussion on social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and blogging platforms during the conference. The following rules aim to provide means by which conference participants can embrace social media, while at the same time remaining respectful of presenting authors’ work and protecting their research output:

  • It is prohibited to take photos or videos of any scientific material at the conference if a presenter displays the "no photography/no recording/no sharing" icon. Never post any images or video online without the authors' explicit permission.
  • The default assumption is to allow open discussion of oral and poster presentations on social media. However, please respect any request from authors to not disseminate the contents of their presentation if they display the "no photography/no recording/no sharing" icon.
  • If there is an embargo on any work you are presenting, please ask those in the room not to post about your research until after the embargo has lifted.
  • The professional conduct outlined in this Code of Conduct are expected to be applied to social media.

You are invited to include the official hashtag, #ICG2021, when sharing snippets of your time at the conference on Twitter and elsewhere on social media.

Insurance

The organizers cannot accept liability for personal accident, loss, or damage to private property, which may be incurred as a result of the participation in the conference. Participants are, therefore, advised to arrange appropriate insurance cover. This should extend not only to travel but also to cancellation costs.

The "no photography/no recording/no sharing" icon

The following icon may be downloaded for inclusion on slides or posters to clearly express when an author does not give permission to have their results photographed or posted on any social media networks or blogs.

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