AGMA Code of Conduct

AGMA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming experience for all participants, regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, religion, political affiliation, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other distinguishing characteristic. We do not tolerate discrimination, intolerance, harassment, aggression, or ill will of any kind at any event, either in-person or online.

We expect all event participants, presenters, sponsors, employees, and staff to:

  • Remain positive, friendly, and welcoming to other participants at all times
  • Recognize that AGMA works to create places for diversity of thought, organization, and individuals; as such, respect and inclusivity for all is expected
  • Be alert and report any discriminatory, harassing, aggressive, or exclusionary behavior or speech to event staff immediately
  • Use good judgement in your consumption of alcoholic beverages and consume alcohol in a safe and responsible manner

Unacceptable Behavior
Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning conduct; inappropriate physical contact (e.g., unwelcome sexual advances, groping, sexual assault); excessive consumption of alcohol; physical, written, verbal, or other abuse, as determined by the event organizer and its representatives, in their sole discretion; failing to obey any rules or regulations of the venue and AGMA.

Consequences of Inappropriate Behavior

Any reported incident will be immediately investigated promptly and thoroughly. While each investigation will proceed as the circumstances warrant, an investigation will, at a minimum, involve an interview with the participant making the complaint and interviews with persons identified as witnesses or otherwise having knowledge of the incident or conduct. Those involved will receive instruction to treat the investigation as confidential and not to discuss the allegations with other persons, particularly those not involved in the incident or conduct. An environment free of harassment and/or sexual harassment is not only the law; it is fundamental to the culture of AGMA. Anyone engaged in unacceptable behavior is subject to expulsion from the event, in AGMA’s sole discretion, without refund.

Reporting Unacceptable Behavior
If you believe you were harassed, notice that someone else is being treated poorly, or have additional concerns, please contact AGMA staff at education@agma.org or see the onsite contact to discuss the situation.

We expect all participants to follow this Code of Conduct at all event venues, any external venue affiliated with the event, and all related social events. AGMA may elect to revise this policy without notice. In the event of an emergency, please contact local authorities immediately.