The Museum Association of New York (MANY) is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, and welcoming conference experience for all participants. All attendees are expected to follow this Code of Conduct, which applies to all pre-conference workshops, concurrent sessions, special events, and capstone experiences.
Compliance with the Code of Conduct is expected from all conference participants; including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, staff, organizers, contractors, volunteers, exhibitors, and sponsors.
MANY’s Annual Conference is committed to providing a positive and welcoming experience for all participants, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, personal appearance, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, body size, sexual orientation, or any other distinguishing characteristic. Discrimination, harassment, aggression, or disrespectful behavior of any kind will not be tolerated during any conference event.
While participating in the Conference, all event participants, including attendees, presenters, sponsors, vendors, and staff will:
Discrimination and harassment includes, but are not limited to:
Consequences of unacceptable behavior
This Code of Conduct is in place to protect the safety of all attendees and unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated. Anyone engaged in unacceptable behavior will be asked to stop the unacceptable behavior immediately and are expected to comply immediately. Anyone engaging in any of the behaviors outlined above may be subject to expulsion with no refund from the conference and related events, or exclusion from future events, at the sole discretion of event organizers.
How to report an incident
If you or someone else is being discriminated against or harassed, please report it to MANY as soon as possible.
Note: Each participant is solely responsible for their own actions. This policy may be revised at any time, as needed, to support an inclusive and respectful experience.
Attribution: This Code of Conduct is based on the American Alliance of Museums’ Code of Conduct and The Landmark Society of Western New York’s Conference Code of Conduct.