Meeting Code of Conduct

APSA is a listening organization focused on its participants. APSA’s 2020 Annual Meeting is designed to increase interaction, engagement, collaboration, connectivity, and community in a fun and safe learning environment.

We value the participation of each member of the community and endeavor to deliver an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Meeting participants are expected to conduct themselves with integrity, courtesy, and respect for others and maintain the highest level of professionalism at all meeting programs and events, whether officially sponsored by APSA or not.

APSA is dedicated to providing a harassment-free meeting experience for everyone, regardless of disability, gender, sexual orientation or identity, physical appearance, race, religion, ethnicity, or any other factor. All attendees, speakers, organizers, volunteers, partners, vendors and staff at any APSA event are required to observe the following code of conduct:
  • All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of diverse backgrounds and cultures. Sexual or otherwise offensive or discriminatory touching, language, innuendo, imagery or jokes are not appropriate.
  • Be kind to others. Do not insult or defame participants. 
  • Harassment of meeting participants in any form will not be tolerated.
  • If you witness or experience any form of harassment or discrimination, or other inappropriate behavior, please report it immediately to APSA’s executive director or meeting coordinator.
  • Participants who violate the code of conduct may be asked to leave the meeting at APSA’s sole discretion and may be subject to further disciplinary action.

Thank you for creating a welcoming and positive environment for all APSA participants.