Code of Conduct

Gemini 2021 Virtual Science Meeting attendees come together from around the globe with a diverse set of skills, personalities, and experiences. Our goal is to maintain a positive, inclusive, welcoming, and vibrant scientific community.

We trust that attendees will behave towards each other in a way that reflects the view widely shared by this community, that diversity and civility are strengths to be celebrated and fostered.

The Gemini 2021 VSM will be more productive and enjoyable for everyone if a professional atmosphere prevails, meaning that all attendees may expect 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, 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, photography or recording without consent.

All attendees are requested to not share the zoom meeting password with non-registered attendees and are required to ask for explicit consent from the speaker and SOC Chair prior to publishing presentation recordings or video clips on any kind of media or platform (e.g scientific publications, social media or conference websites). 

This code of conduct applies to all situations during the Gemini 2021 VSM, including official meeting events, social media, and one-on-one interactions.

The LOC reserves the right to enforce this code of conduct and will take necessary action to keep the Gemini 2021 VSM a welcoming environment for all participants.

Reporting Violations

If at any time you feel like a violation of this Code of Conduct has occurred, or in general feel unsafe or unwelcome at this Gemini 2021 VSM, please let us know by emailing the VSM organizers at

Any complaint will remain confidential and will be investigated. The VSM organizers will do their best to resolve any conflict and preserve the welcoming character of the Gemini 2021 Virtual Science Meeting. As a last resort, a participant may be requested to leave the meeting.

This document is based on the ADASS Code of Conduct and released under a creative commons license.