Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

WLIA Code of Conduct  – Adopted 10-30-2015

We expect participants, presenters, and exhibitors to follow these rules at the annual conference, regional meetings, and related social events, workshops, online forums, in social media, and any other activity sponsored by the Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA).

WLIA is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of community members or event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any WLIA event. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned and/or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the event organizers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, group status, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, unwelcome photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Presenters and exhibitors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, presenters and exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material, or otherwise create a sexualized environment. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the meeting organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of WLIA Board of Directors, email admin@wlia.org, or stop by the registration desk immediately. The WLIA President, President-Elect, and Past President will communicate promptly with anyone who reports an issue while working quickly to address the problem in a confidential manner.

If you have any questions about this policy, please email admin@wlia.org, talk to a member of the Board of Directors or just stop by the registration desk.  All reports will be treated in a confidential manner.