Jul 17 – 22, 2022
Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto
America/Toronto timezone

Code of Conduct

Code of conduct at ICAP-27

All attendees, speakers, organizers, volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, and staff are expected to conduct themselves with integrity, courtesy, and respect for others, and maintain the highest level of professionalism at all conference programs and events. 

We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. Disruptive or harassing behavior of any kind will not be tolerated. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, offensive images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, photography without permission, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, inappropriate or intimidating behavior and language, derisive comments regarding technical background, and unwelcome sexual attention. Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior is also considered harassment.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of diverse backgrounds and cultures. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for a conference. 

ICAP-27 Chairs and Venue West Staff retain the right to take any actions to ensure the event is a welcoming environment for all. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference with no refund. Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference. Thank you for helping to make this a welcoming event for all.


If anyone makes you feel unsafe or unwelcome, or if you observe someone else’s situational discomfort, please report it as soon as possible. Please go to the Registration Desk and indicate that you would like to make a report. The team at the registration desk will locate the appropriate person to take your report. When taking a personal report, we will ensure that you are safe and cannot be overheard. Once safe, we will ask you to convey the specific circumstances. Since this can potentially be upsetting, you may bring along someone to help support you; we will receive your report with patience and respect. You will not be asked to confront any individual, and all our communications will be confidential. 

We want all participants to enjoy the conference and feel safe. Harassment and other code-of-conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone.

IUPAP Statement on Free Circulation of Scientists

The principle of the Universality of Science is fundamental to scientific progress. This principle embodies freedom of movement, association, expression and communication for scientists, as well as equitable access to data, information and research materials. In pursuing its objectives with respect to the rights and responsibilities of scientists, the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) actively upholds this principle, and, in so doing, opposes any discrimination on the basis of such factors as ethnic origin, religion, citizenship, language, political stance, gender, or age.

IUPAP Statement on Harassment at Conferences

It is the policy of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) that all participants at an IUPAP-supported Conference will enjoy a comfortable experience, and that they will treat each other with respect at all times. The conference organizers will appoint two advisors at the conference who will consult with those who have suffered from harassment and who will suggest ways of redressing their problems, and an advisor who will counsel those accused of harassment. The conference organizers may, after due consideration, take such action they deem appropriate, including expulsion from the conference without refund.