Code of Conduct

Last update: September 2021

The open exchange of ideas, the freedom of thought and expression, and respectful exchange are central to the aims and goals of the Truth and Trust Online Conference (TTO). These require a community and an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group, that fosters dignity, understanding, and mutual respect, and that embraces diversity. For these reasons, TTO is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for all the members, as well as participants at our events and in our programs.

Harassment and hostile behavior are unwelcome at any TTO conference, associated event, or in TTO-affiliated on-line discussions. This includes: speech or behavior that intimidates, creates discomfort, or interferes with a person’s participation or opportunity for participation in a conference or an event. We aim for TTO-related activities to be an environment where harassment in any form does not happen, including but not limited to: harassment based on race, gender, religion, age, color, appearance, national origin, political ideology, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Harassment includes degrading verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. The policy is not intended to inhibit challenging discussions, but rather to promote it through ensuring that all are welcome to participate in shared spirit of inquiry. Vexatious complaints and willful misuse of this procedure will render the complainant subject to the same sanctions as a violation of the anti-harassment policy.

It is the responsibility of the community as a whole to promote an inclusive and positive environment for our activities. In addition, anyone who experiences harassment or hostile behavior may contact any current member of the TTO Organising Committee or the TTO Board. Members of the board will be instructed to keep any such contact in strict confidence, and those who approach the committee will be consulted before any actions are taken.


This policy should be posted prominently on all TTO-affiliated webpages, with a notice of a list of people who can be contacted by community members with concerns or complaints, which will be forwarded to the Professional Conduct Committee for investigation.

Established by TTO Organising Committee, 2020