Code of Conduct

The QCA Conference for the Americas is committed to fostering a community that promotes mutual respect, diversity of experiences and ideas, and a welcome environment for a shared and open process of scientific inquiry. We prioritize inclusivity of participation and membership regardless of an individual’s age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, physical appearance and ability, mental health, nationality and national origin, marital status, parental status, work experience, geographic location, or socioeconomic background. Intimidation, harassment, or hostile behavior is strictly prohibited at the conference. This includes, but is not limited to intimidating, bullying, abusive, derogatory, or demeaning speech or actions; persistent and unwelcome advances of emotional/physical intimacy or abuse; and implicit or explicit threats of professional and/or physical harm if advances are rebuffed.

If you experience or become aware of behavior that violates this code of conduct, please contact a member of the organizing committee: Claude Rubinson <>, Peer Fiss <>, or Gary Goertz <>.