Dear DNA Computing and Molecular Programming Conference Participants,
The DNA Computing and Molecular Programming conference organizers are committed to providing a safe and respectful conference environment, free of any form of harassment. The organizers of this conference take this responsibility very seriously. As harassment can take many forms, definitions and additional context are provided below to assist all participants in preventing and identifying behavior considered completely unacceptable.
Harassment is defined as any unwelcome verbal or physical conduct based on race, color, religion, sex (includes sexual harassment and discrimination based on pregnancy), disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, and protected genetic information that is so objectively offensive as to interfere with the individual’s scientific participation in the conference. Harassment can create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for scientific communication. Any retaliation against an individual who has brought forth a complaint alleging harassment is similarly unacceptable.
Sexual Harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when the conduct is made as a condition of employment and when the conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive conference environment.
If at any time you feel that an attendee of the conference, regardless of organizational affiliation, is violating any of these principles and standards, please speak up. As soon as safely possible, you should report issues to your supervisor, principal investigator, department chair, commanding officer, or human resources, ethics or legal representatives, if applicable. Because incidents at conference may not involve people within your organization, the International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering (ISNSCE), which sponsors this conference, is prepared to address such issues. Please do not hesitate to contact any of the ISNSCE officers listed at https://isnsce.org/contact, and/or the conference organizers.
Officers of the International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering