ICPS is a diverse community maintaining a reputation of a friendly, welcoming, inspiring and dynamic group. We’d like to keep it that way, which is why we ask all attendees, organisers and sponsors to follow this code of conduct.

Anti-harassment Policy

The organising committee of the ICPS 2024 is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or nationality.

Harassment in any form will not be tolerated. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. In particular, sexual language and imagery is not appropriate during any conference activity, including during any informal social gatherings outside of the official programme.

Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

Unacceptable Behaviour

We are committed to making participation in this community a harassment-free experience.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Written or verbal comments which have the effect of excluding people on the basis of membership of any specific group, such as (but not limited to) gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or nationality. This includes sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or exclusionary jokes.
  • Comments made, either through speech or chat on any meeting-related online platform (including social media), that are exclusionary, derogatory, or threatening toward another participant or community.
  • Sexual language and imagery.
  • Physical violence,violent threats or language directed against another person, including incitement to violence, suicide, or self-harm.
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following.
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Continuing to initiate interaction (including photography or recording) with someone after being asked to stop.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour.


All ICPS 2024 participants, including organisers and guests, are subject to the anti-harassment policy. If an individual is made aware that they are contravening these guidelines or making participants uncomfortable, they are expected to desist immediately.

The ICPS 2024 organisers retain the right to take any actions to maintain a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender, at the sole discretion of the organisers, or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

The ICPS 2024 orgaisers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and social activities, whether organised by the conference or informally by other participants.

Reporting Guidelines

To report a violation of the ICPS 2024 Code of Conduct please let one of the members of the organising team know, either in person at the conference or via email (icps@freeuni.edu.ge). All reports will be kept confidential. In some cases we may determine that a public statement will need to be made. If that’s the case, the identities of all involved parties and reporters will remain confidential unless those individuals instruct us otherwise.


Human rights officer: Elene Meskhi.

Head of the organising committee: George Chanturia.

This document was based on the Code of Conduct formulated for the National Astronomy Meeting (NAM) 2023 at the University of Cardiff and the Code of Conduct formulated for PyCon 2023 and is released under a creative commons licence.

Last updated: October 5, 2023