Attendee Code of Conduct

By Registering for the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference You Agree to the Following

Code of Conduct

All participants, including attendees, staff, volunteers, and all other stakeholders at the SSEC 2022 events will conduct themselves in a professional manner that is welcoming to all participants and free from any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. Participants will treat each other with respect and consideration to create a collegial, inclusive, and professional environment at SSEC 2022.

Participants will avoid any inappropriate actions or statements based on individual characteristics such as age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, nationality, political affiliation, ability status, educational background, or any other characteristic. 

Disruptive or harassing behavior of any kind will not be tolerated. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, inappropriate or intimidating behavior and language, unwelcome jokes or comments, unwanted touching or attention, the viewing or display of images that could be offensive, photography without permission, and stalking.

Participants asked to stop any harassing or disruptive behavior are expected to comply immediately. In response to an incident of unacceptable behavior, WWU reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary, including immediate removal from any session without warning, and/or removal from the conference entirely. WWU and SSEC further reserve the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting, virtually or in person.

Violations of this code of conduct policy should be reported to conference and event organizers and/or staff.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns about disruptive behavior, please contact a member of the SSEC team immediately by emailing