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Symposium Policies

A guide to policies and codes of conduct for Symposium attendees

Interior lab space in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center (Credit: Frank Oudeman/Columbia University)

Symposium Code of Conduct

The Zuckerman Institute is committed to providing a supportive and welcoming environment to all attendees, and has designed this event based on the values of diversity, equality, accessibility, and transparency.

As an attendee of this Symposium, you agree to abide by Columbia University’s commitment to “principles of equity and excellence” which can be read in its entirety here. The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute asks that participants engage with each other in a safe environment, free from any type of discrimination or harassment, with the following expectations:

1. Be respectful to every person in attendance regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof) or manner of articulation.

2. Maintain a harassment-free environment. Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated by the Zuckerman Institute or your fellow attendees. Should you witness an instance of harassment, please report it to a faculty member, staff member, or directly here.

3. Help improve the community and this programming by emailing us with your thoughts on how we can make this event better in the future ([email protected]).

4. Abide by Columbia’s University’s Statement of Ethical Conduct.

5. Violating these rules may lead to our asking you to leave the event.


Social Media Policy

The Zuckerman Institute’s inaugural Mind Brain Behavior Symposium is a forum for lively discourse and debate within the field of neuroscience. Symposium attendees are welcome to engage in discussions online and use social media to share ideas and to network with each other before, during and after the event.

We encourage participants to use our dedicated hashtag: #ZuckermanSymposium.

When posting about the Symposium online, please communicate with respect and consideration for all attendees and their research, Columbia University staff, and vendors, as we value diverse views and perspectives.

If Symposium speakers or those presenting posters do not wish to have their research shared on social media, they should make an announcement at the beginning of their presentation. We ask that attendees respect presenters’ wishes if they indicate that information presented is not to be shared. Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute strongly encourages compliance with speaker requests regarding online sharing but cannot guarantee it.

Questions about this policy should be directed to Symposium organizers at [email protected].

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