Code of Conduct

We are committed to providing an open, respectful, and welcoming forum for different perspectives. Not only is this crucial to understanding each other and working toward our best recognition of the truth, but it is in accordance with Holy Scripture to listen to each other’s view before giving an answer (Proverbs 18:13). We believe in treating the ideas of others as we would want our own ideas to be treated.

We require that all conference participants, including attendees, session moderators, conference staff, volunteers, and all other stakeholders will conduct themselves in a professional manner that is welcoming to and respectful of all participants. This allows for a collegial, inclusive, supportive, and professional environment, enabling productive literary and interdisciplinary discourse.

Participants will avoid any inappropriate actions or statements based on individual characteristics. Disruptive or harassing behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, inappropriate or intimidating behaviour and language, unwelcome jokes or comments, unwanted touching or attention, offensive images, and stalking.

Presenters must not be interrupted, and questions must be brief and respectful of the speaker and audience. All participants must have equal opportunities to be involved. Session moderators have the authority to ensure this takes place.

Violations of this code of conduct should be reported to the conference staff. Sanctions may range from verbal warning, to ejection from the conference without refund, to notifying appropriate authorities. Retaliation for complaints of inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated. If a participant observes inappropriate comments or actions, and personal intervention seems appropriate and safe, they should be considerate of all parties before intervening.

TWU Property Rules

Trinity Western University does not permit the following in any TWU facilities or on TWU property: