Code of Conduct

Inclusivity Policy and Guidelines:

Bioneers is committed to creating and upholding an inclusive, safe and respectful space so that all conference participants and partners have the best opportunity to interact, learn and grow. 

We invite you to uphold the Bioneers inclusivity Values: Respect, Listen, Honor, and Value Differences. 

We are committed to co-creating a beloved, inclusive, brave, holistic and intentional community. Bioneers staff and organizers are committed to showing up with a full heart and an open mind to embrace the opportunities for learning together. 

We do not have the resources this year to provide closed captioning, signing, and simultaneous translation for our sessions, but we will be recording all keynotes and panels and providing transcripts for all sessions after the event.

Bioneers Conference Conduct and Policy:

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, partners, and Bioneers staff  are required to adhere to the following Code of Conduct. Event organizers will enforce this Code throughout the event’s duration.

Prior to the Bioneers Conference, all participants are requested to have read this policy.

The Bioneers Conference is a harassment-free, respectful and inclusive environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every participant. We invite all those who participate to help us to co-create a safe, brave and welcoming  experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, political affiliation or spiritual belief (or lack thereof). 

Harassment includes but is not limited to negative stereotyping, name calling, covert indirect racist statements, polarizing political fishing, disrespecting or trying to explain another person’s cultural lineages or traditions that are different than your own, etc. 

We do not tolerate harassment of participants or speakers in any form, discriminatory language, and stereotyping during any aspect of this virtual event/conference, including talks, workshops, breakouts, parties, social media such as Twitter, or other online media.

Our aim in hosting the participatory/interactive sessions at the virtual Bioneers Conference is to create opportunities for learning, connecting and co-creating a stronger community. Our goal is to create an environment where everyone feels included, welcome to participate, speak up, ask questions, and engage in conversation. 

Expected behavior:

Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.

Ask, attempt collaboration or clarification before initiating conflict. 

Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech. Think before you type and think again before you submit. 

Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Please alert Bioneers staff via HelpScout if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.

During this virtual event or any of its related events no participant should engage in harassment in any form.

Do not disrupt the virtual meeting (e.g., “zoom-bombing”) or engage in harm or threats of harm of any kind. Do not create/contribute to a safety threat or unsafe or exclusionary action or situation. 

We encourage participants to be mindful of their comments, side commentary and questions in the chat and whether they are generative or distracting from the content taking place in the session.

Please do not make audio or visual recordings or screenshots of the Virtual Conference in any medium. Content will eventually be released to the general public for wide distribution.  

Participants violating these rules may be expelled from the Bioneers Conference at the discretion of Bioneers. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Reporting an incident:

If you see, overhear or experience a violation of the Code of Conduct during a virtual event, and would like to report a violation, please let us know by contacting the help desk in the platform or emailing

Bioneers 2020 Conference - Beyond the Great Unraveling: Weaving the World Anew
Bioneers 2020 Conference - Beyond the Great Unraveling: Weaving the World Anew