Professional and Respectful Conduct at AMS Meetings
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- AMS is committed to safe and inclusive meetings for all attendees.
- Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated at any meeting or event associated with the meeting.
- All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Be inclusive and respectful.
- This statement is meant to cover all meeting-associated events, including those sponsored by organizations other than AMS but held in relation to AMS events. This includes the scientific program, short courses, and exhibitions, as well as receptions, town hall meetings, and other informal or formal gatherings associated with AMS. Similarly, participants shall adhere to this code of conduct in online spaces related to the meeting and meeting-associated events, including Facebook, Twitter, and other online venues.
- Those who violate the standards of professional and respectful conduct may be asked to leave the meeting immediately and without refund, may not be considered for service on AMS boards and committees, and may be subject to additional legal action.
- Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination includes offensive comments and actions related to age, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.
- If you are the subject of unacceptable behavior or have witnessed any such behavior, please immediately:
- If you witness or experience behavior that constitutes an immediate and serious threat, please call 911.
- Members of the response team:
- Keith Seitter, Executive Director
- Stephanie Armstrong, Associate Executive Director
- Brian Papa, Associate Executive Director
- Jen Ives, Senior Meetings Manager
- Jen Rosen, Senior Exhibits Manager
- Claudia Gorski, Director of Meetings
- Wendy Abshire, Education Program Director
Inclusivity at AMS
AMS is committed to creating an environment for meetings that “embraces diversity through the inclusion of individuals across age, gender, race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, physical ability, marital status, sexual orientation, body shape or size, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, and other facets of social diversity” (see: Diversity and Inclusion at AMS).
Inclusivity at the 101st Annual Meeting
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is committed to, and benefits from the full and equitable participation of a diverse community in its membership, in its activities, and in the audiences that it serves.
Plans for making the 101st Annual Meeting inclusive for all include:
- Badge stickers denoting languages spoken as well as preferred gender pronouns are available at the registration desk
- The Quiet Room (location to be announced) is available to any attendees who need a break from the hustle and bustle of the Annual Meeting
- Accessible seating is available in each session room and in the poster hall
- Caretakers are welcome to attend the Annual Meeting on a complimentary basis
- Family restrooms are available to all meeting attendees throughout the MCCNO
- Nursing mothers are welcome to use the AMS Mother’s Room (location to be announced)
- AMS has provided childcare grants to help offset costs for six parents to attend the Annual Meeting
- Staff has arranged many accessibility accommodations by request according to the ADA
- AMS has developed and continually enforces its policy Professional and Respectful Conduct at AMS Meetings
For more information about Diversity and Inclusion at AMS, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion at AMS