AASP aims to provide stimulating, productive, enjoyable, and safe experiences at its conferences. We are dedicated to encouraging an environment of collegiality and mutual respect for all members, who represent diversity in nationality and ethnic background, sex, gender identity, affinity orientation, age, abilities, appearance, and religion.
We expect participants to communicate professionally and constructively, whether in person or virtually. Please be reminded that with our cultural diversity also comes diversity in norms for appropriate behavior. We expect members to be aware of potential cultural differences and sensitivities, as well as forgiving of accidental offense within reasonable bounds. We expect participants to handle dissent or disagreement with courtesy, dignity and an open mind, being respectful when providing feedback, and being open to alternate points of view.
We do not tolerate harassing, intimidating, demeaning, bullying, or threatening speech or actions. Participants are encouraged to report these behaviors to the Executive Committee's appointed ombudsperson as soon as possible and the reporter's personal identity will only be known to the ombudsperson who investigates the case.