Person Memory Interest Group Meeting Code of Conduct


PMIG is committed to providing attendees with an environment consistent with highest standards of professional behavior and ethical conduct. All PMIG participants are expected to abide by the following code of conduct during the annual conference. Violations of this code will be treated seriously.


Expected Behavior

PMIG expects professional and constructive exchanges at all times, where individuals communicate with a goal of enhancing the quality of ideas and supporting the development of scholarship. People are expected to maintain a receptiveness to new ideas and to demonstrate a willingness to engage respectfully with people who hold different opinions. PMIG in particular has always emphasized the importance of building community and offering an environment where open and supportive interactions between participants are encouraged in both formal and informal settings.


Unacceptable Behavior

PMIG will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form, including unwelcome offensive behavior or communications in either real or virtual space. Harassment may include deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, or unwelcomed physical contact or sexual attention. Because alcohol consumption can impair decision-making, PMIG discourages excessive drinking at any point during the meeting.


Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

If an attendee, in either real or virtual space, engages in harassing behavior, PMIG co-organizers will develop and initiate an appropriate course of action, including but not limited to warning the offender, expelling the offender from the meeting with no refund, or banning the offender from future PMIG meetings for an appropriate period of time. Any instance of potential criminal conduct will be reported to the proper authorities.


What to do

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns about an individual’s conduct, please contact one of the Person Memory Co-organizers. Concerns may be shared confidentially, although such communications may limit the options available to address relevant issues.