ALISE Virtual Programs Code of Conduct

ALISE is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all conference/meeting participants and ALISE staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, ALISE staff members, service providers, and all others are expected to abide by this Virtual Programs Code of Conduct. This Policy applies to all ALISE meeting and conference-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than ALISE but held in conjunction with ALISE events, on public or private platforms. 

ALISE has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants or our staff at our meetings. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, ALISE asks that you either make an anonymous report or a personal report as follows: 

Anonymous Report

You can make an anonymous report on the ALISE website at Although we cannot follow up on an anonymous report with you directly, we will fully investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.

Personal Report

You can make a personal report by contacting the ALISE office ([email protected]), who will pass on your report to the president of ALISE.

Unacceptable Behavior is defined as: 

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form. 
  • Verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, ALISE staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
    •  Examples of verbal abuse include, but are not limited to, verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces, presentations, or on online environments (e.g., text, email, social media, etc.), threatening, deliberate intimidation or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, ALISE staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest in online environments.
  • Harassing photography or recording that might be posted or distributed.
  • Disruption of presentations during sessions, or at other events organized by ALISE throughout the virtual meeting. All participants must comply with the instructions of the moderator and any ALISE virtual event staff. 
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
  • Presentations, postings, and messages should not contain promotional materials, special offers, job offers, product announcements, or solicitation for services. ALISE reserves the right to remove such messages and potentially ban sources of those solicitations. 
  • Participants should not copy or take screen shots of Q&A or any chat room activity that takes place in the virtual space. 

ALISE reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and ALISE reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting, virtually or in person.