2018 NAPB Meeting Code of Conduct

NAPB is a community of plant breeders and associated professional that embraces diversity and is committed to providing a safe and productive meeting environment. The goal of the NAPB Annual Meetings is to foster open dialogue and exchange of scientific ideas, to promote equal opportunities and treatment for all participants, in an environment that is free of harassment and discrimination.  All meeting participants are expected to treat others with respect and consideration, and follow venue rules.  Presenters are expected to uphold standards of scientific integrity and professional ethics.

NAPB is committed to supporting a productive and safe working environment for all attendees, presenters and guests at the 2018 NAPB Annual Meeting events. NAPB prohibits any form of harassment, sexual or otherwise. If an individual witnesses or experiences harassment they should immediately contact the NAPB co-chairs lizlee@uoguelph.ca or dwolyn@uoguelph.ca. All complaints will be treated seriously and responded to promptly.

Harassment includes speech or behaviour that is not welcome or is personally offensive, whether it is based on ethnicity, gender, religion, age, body size, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other reason not related to scientific merit. It includes stalking, unnecessary touching, and unwelcome attention.

NAPB reserves the right to remove an individual from the 2018 NAPB Annual Meeting without warning or refund, prohibit attendance at future NAPB Annual Meetings, and to notify the individual’s employer.

This policy was modified from the AAAS code of conduct found at: http://meetings.aaas.org/policies/


2018 NAPB Meeting Social Media Policy

The meeting organizers encourage meeting attendees to share the 2018 NAPB Annual Meeting experience through social media. For Twitter and Instagram, we suggest using the hashtag #NAPB2018. Speakers, tour presenters, and poster presenters have been advised that NAPB strongly encourages sharing through social media, and are using an “opt out” approach. Unless explicitly stated by the presenter, all presentations can be shared via social media. If a speaker, tour presenter, or poster presenter does not wish to have their research shared via social media, please respect their requests.

Concerns about this policy should be directed to the 2018 NAPB organizing committee co-chairs at lizlee@uoguelph.ca or dwolyn@uoguelph.ca.