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Events code of conduct

The Programme on Innovation and Diffusion (POID) seeks to provide a safe and productive meeting environment that fosters the exchange of scientific ideas and promotes equal opportunities and treatment for all participants.

POID will not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any of its events including seminars, workshops, conferences and public lectures, and any related meetings with speakers or social activities, such as dinners and receptions.

All participants of events organised by POID are required to abide by the following LSE policies on:

We expect cooperation from all participants to ensure a safe environment for everybody. Participants violating this code of conduct may be removed or banned from POID events at the discretion of the organisers.

Anyone who experiences or observes discrimination or harassment should report this behaviour to the POID staff member supporting the event, or to Martin Hannon, CEP Communications and Events Officer (, Room 2.06 2nd floor, Sir Arthur Lewis Building, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields).

Any individual (LSE and non-LSE based) can access LSE's "Report It, Stop It" service to report sexual violence, bullying or harassment.

Reports of discrimination or harassment will be maintained in confidence to the extent that doing so does not compromise the CEP's ability to investigate the reported conduct.

Discrimination is defined under The Equality Act 2010 and takes place when an individual or a group of people are treated less favourably than others based on a protected characteristic such as age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity (including treating a woman unfavourably because she is breastfeeding), race(including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation and in relation to direct discrimination only, marriage and civil partnership. Harassment is defined as a course of unwanted conduct which can cause an individual alarm or distress and may put people in fear of violence.

18 May 2023