Code of Conduct

SATCON2 will be an open, welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and healthy experience for all participants, and it will lead to tangible progress, specific courses of action, and continued dialogue. 


All meeting attendees have the right to

  • be treated with courtesy, dignity, and respect;
  • be free from any form of discrimination, victimization, harassment, or bullying; regardless of sex, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, disability, physical appearance, age, body size, ethnicity, nationality, and religion. In particular, sexual language and imagery and sexist, racist, or otherwise exclusionary jokes are not appropriate;
  • enjoy an environment free from unwelcome behavior, inappropriate language and unsuitable imagery, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, bullying, discrimination, and photography or recording without consent.

All meeting attendees shall

  • exhibit respect, kindness, and empathy, and treat all attendees as valued peers and colleagues;
  • share responsibility for maintaining the inclusive and welcoming atmosphere of SATCON2;
  • be receptive to differing opinions, viewpoints, and experiences;
  • avoid feigning surprise, interrupting, or derailing conversations with minor corrections;
  • apologize to those affected by a mistake and learn from the experience;
  • focus on the community goals of SATCON2, not merely individual goals.


Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported to SATCON2 SOC member Jeffrey Hall by email to All complaints will be reviewed and investigated promptly and fairly. The SATCON2 SOC is obligated to respect the privacy and security of the reporter of any incident.

The SATCON2 SOC will follow these Community Impact Guidelines in determining the consequences for any action they deem in violation of this Code of Conduct:


  • Community Impact: Use of inappropriate language or other behavior deemed unprofessional or detrimental to the atmosphere of SATCON2.
  • Consequence: A private, written warning from the SATCON2 SOC, providing clarity around the nature of the violation and an explanation of why the behavior was inappropriate. A public apology may be requested.


  • Community Impact: A violation of the workshop Principles against an attendee through a single incident or series of actions.
  • Consequence: A warning with consequences for continued behavior. No interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Code of Conduct, for a specified period of time. This includes avoiding interactions in community spaces as well as external channels like social media. Violating these terms may lead to a ban.


  • Community Impact: A serious violation of the workshop Principles, including sustained inappropriate behavior, harassment of an individual, or aggression toward or disparagement of classes of individuals.
  • Consequence: A ban from any sort of participation in SATCON2, including Working Groups. No co-authorship on any reports, proposals, or other outcomes that result from SATCON2.


This Code of Conduct applies within all SATCON2 Working Groups and events. Specifically, it applies to

  • the Working Group efforts in the weeks leading up to the main workshop;
  • all workshop sessions 12–16 July 2021;
  • the continued work and dialogue following the workshop that will lead to the final working group reports and the Executive Summary;
  • any time that any attendee is discussing SATCON2-related work with a broader audience.

The SOC reserves the right to enforce this code of conduct and pledges to take necessary action to keep SATCON2 a welcoming environment for all participants.

SATCON2 SOC members Jeff Hall ( & Connie Walker (