American Mathematical Society Code of Conduct for Conferences, Meetings, and Other Events

The following Code of Conduct (Code) applies to all participants at all American Mathematical Society (AMS) conferences, meetings, events, and other organized activities (collectively “Events”), regardless of location or the capacity in which a person is attending, be it as an organizer, delegate, speaker, sponsor, exhibitor, or in any other capacity (collectively “Participants”). Participants are expected to uphold the principles set out in the Code at all times during the event.

Section 1. Policies

A. AMS Welcoming Environment and Anti-Harassment Policies

The AMS strives to ensure that Participants at its Events enjoy a welcoming environment. At all of its Events, the AMS seeks to foster an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of ideas in a professional and educational manner. The AMS supports equality of opportunity and treatment for all Participants, regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, political beliefs, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities, veteran status, immigration status, or any other personal characteristic protected by law. The AMS views harassment and discrimination by any Participant to be misconduct that undermines the integrity of AMS Events and mission.

See the AMS Welcoming Environment Policy and the AMS Anti-Harassment Policy.

B. Policy on Disruptions

The AMS is committed to upholding the professional and educational purposes of its Events. The AMS affirms the right of registered attendees of AMS events to participate fully in all scheduled program activities and aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment for everyone present. Persons must not disrupt or inhibit Events, nor may they prevent full participation of registered attendees or pose a threat to the personal safety of Participants.

C. Policy on Weapons

Participants are prohibited from bringing weapons of any type to AMS Events to the fullest extent permitted by law. Weapons include firearms, knives, explosive devices, and any other object determined to be a weapon in the sole discretion of the AMS.

Section 2. Determination of Failure to Abide by this Code and Potential Further Consequences

The AMS shall have full and sole authority to determine if an individual or group of individuals is in violation of any of the provisions detailed in this Code of Conduct policy, the ancillary Welcoming Environment and Anti-Harassment documents, Events registration documents or any other policy of AMS applicable to Event Participants. The AMS shall have full authority to remove a Participant from an Event at any time. The AMS will determine at its sole discretion whether to provide a pro rata refund of registration fees, depending upon the relevant facts and circumstances. Further, at the sole discretion of the AMS, violation of this Code of Conduct may result in an individual being banned or suspended from participation in future AMS Events.