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Virtual Platform Code of Conduct

The Warwick Economics Summit brings together a wide network of people, encouraging the exchange of ideas from diverse yet complementary values and backgrounds. Valuing the summit’s mission to cultivate an environment for open multidisciplinary debates amongst the current and future leaders of the world, it is vital that each and every participant of the virtual event has a rewarding experience. Thus we invite all attendees, sponsors, partners, speakers, and others (“Participants”) to help us realise a safe, respectful and positive virtual environment for everyone.     


The Warwick Economics Summit is dedicated to providing a harassment-free and inclusive summit experience for everyone regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, or other protected category. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.


To this end, the Warwick Economics Summit has established this Code of Conduct to provide guidelines to Participants to ensure that all Participants understand what behaviour is expected and what behaviour will not be tolerated during the virtual summit. By registering for a ticket you hereby agree to the Code of Conduct outlined below.


Failure to adhere to this Code of Conduct may result in the termination of your account and may impact your ability to participate in any future events by the Warwick Economics Summit.


  1. Expected Behaviour


1.1 Be considerate and respectful to all other participants in the event.


1.2 Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behaviour, materials, and speech.


1.3 Use the platform functionality in the ways they are intended to be used (see section 3 )


1.4 Inform the Warwick Economics Summit coordinators if they observe anything that 

conflicts with this Code of Conduct


If you are being harassed or feel uncomfortable, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the Warwick Economics Summit coordinating team immediately (see escalation procedure below)


    2. Unacceptable behaviour


We have a zero-tolerance for unacceptable behaviour which includes but is not limited to;


2.1 Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning speech, materials, or conduct by any Participants of the summit.


2.2 Violence, threats of violence, or violent language directed against another person.


2.3 Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language


2.4 Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.


2.5 Inappropriate photography or recording


2.6 Any boisterous, lewd, or offensive behaviour or language, including but not limited to using sexually explicit or offensive language, materials or conduct, or any language, behaviour, or content that contains profanity, obscene gestures or on other communication platforms.


2.7 Spamming comments.

   3. Use of the platform

The Warwick Economics Summit will be using the platform Airmeet. There are several key features which participants are expected to use correctly.


3.1 Chat function - the chat function used in some talks and seminars are used exclusively for comments related to the content of the session that Participants are involved with. There is a zero-tolerance for spamming comments as outlined in section 2.


3.2 1:1 Video chat - if you have registered for the following ticket types you are permitted to network with other permitted participants through video call;

  • “Warwick (Virtual)“

  • “Externals (Virtual)”

  • “General Admission”


If you have registered for these ticket types and if you are using any video call function on the platform please do so with due care. You are expected to follow the expected behaviours outlined in section 1. If you encounter any unacceptable behaviour please leave the call and notify the Warwick Economics Summit coordinating team immediately.


3.3 Group Video calls - for all ticket types will have the opportunity to participate in sessions where you will have the option to turn your camera on. If you are turning your camera on, please be aware that the session may be recorded for safeguarding purposes. You will be notified at the beginning of every recorded session.

3.4 Networking with Firms - during the virtual booths you will be able to join specific booths specified within the virtual platform used and type questions to company representatives running the booth. All questions must be relevant to the firm and their role or general career advice. Any irrelevant or inappropriate comments will be moderated by the Warwick Economics Summit coordinating team and may result in the termination of your account.


3.5 Seminars and Talks - Participants must respect the works of our speakers and seminar hosts. Unless given specific permission to do so, Participants must not copy or screenshot the slides or any of the content presented at the summit.


3.6 Sharing screens - if you are sharing your screen make sure you close all irrelevant tabs and keep background applications/pop-ups disabled.

   4. “16-18-year-old” ticket types

If you are under the age of 18 you are required to adhere to the following instructions to ensure your safety on the platform.

4.1 Ensure you only fill in your first name on your profile and do not upload a profile photo.


4.2 Avoid using the direct messaging feature unless a member of the Warwick Economics Summit coordinating team specifies you to do so.


4.3 Avoid sharing any personal information within the community that might allow someone to contact you elsewhere or which could be used to cause you upset or concern if handled badly or shared with someone else against your wishes.

This includes:

  • The name of your school or college,

  • Your address,

  • Your surname,

  • Your email address,

  • Your phone number,

  • Your username for other sites,

  • Any place you might be found in the future,

  • Sensitive personal information about your health or private life,

  • Your password on the platform


   5. Consequences of unacceptable behaviour

Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated. If such behaviour is observed or reported, the Warwick Economics Summit may take any action it deems appropriate including warning or terminating the account of the offender. Anyone asked to stop questionable behaviour is expected to comply immediately. In the case of termination of an account, no refund of the ticket purchased will be provided. 


   6. Safeguarding concern escalation pathway

If you are subjected to unacceptable behaviour, notice that someone else is being subjected to unacceptable behaviour, or have any other concerns, please notify the Warwick Economics Summit through the following escalation pathway;


  1. Remove yourself from the situation, including leaving the video chat, the booth or the session immediately.

  2. Please contact the External Relations Coordinators on this email:

  3. Please provide names or any screenshots if possible to support us with an investigation into the behaviour.


Any report will be investigated immediately and the summit organisers will warn or remove anyone on the Airmeet platform found to be violating this code of conduct. All Participants who report unacceptable behaviour will remain anonymous.


   7. Attribution


This Code of Conduct is largely inspired by Bright Networks’ Code of Conduct which was further based on the framework by the Open Source Bridge Code of Conduct, released under a Creative Commons license, and the Google Anti-Harassment Policy, licensed under the Creative Commons Zero License. We acknowledge and credit Bright Network for this framework.

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