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BNMA2023 Code of Conduct and Meeting Rules

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The 15th Bayesian Network Modelling Association Conference (BNMA2023)
October 30-31, 2023 : Workshops
Brisbane, Australia
November 1-3, 2023 : Conference

BNMA2023 Code of Conduct and Meeting Rules

BNMA is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, age, appearance, religion, or other group status. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from participating in the workshops and the conference at the discretion of the BNMA board.

BNMA is dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion, and the free expression of ideas in an environment of mutual human respect. We recognize a shared responsibility to create and hold that environment for the benefit of all. Some behaviors, therefore, are specifically prohibited:

  • Harassment or intimidation based on gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, age, appearance, religion, or other group status.
  • Sexual harassment or intimidation, including unwelcome sexual attention and stalking.
  • Sustained disruption or threatening speakers.

Participants are asked to frame discussions as openly and inclusively as possible and to be aware of how language or images may be perceived by others. Critical examination of beliefs and viewpoints does not, by itself, constitute hostile conduct or harassment.

Similarly, use of sexual imagery or language in the context of a professional discussion might not constitute hostile conduct or harassment if it is necessary to the topic of discussion and presented respectfully.


Participants who are asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the event.

Event organizers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.

We expect participants to follow these rules in all interactions associated with BNMA activities.


If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, or if you believe a harassment problem exists, please report it as soon as possible to any member of the BNMA board or event organizers.

All board members and event organizers are required to pass along all reports to the BNMA President (or if the President may have a conflict of interest, to at least 3 uninvolved members of the board).


This anti-harassment policy uses language adapted from the Society for Improvement of Psychological Sciences Code of Conduct.