It is a condition of participating in any AME event that the following code of conduct be observed by all speakers. Your co-operation will help ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for everybody.
Virtual events provide a unique, non-commercial forum for open dialogue and the creative exchange of ideas among professionals in business and industry. Consequently, every activity and program must represent the highest standards of decorum, respect, mutual understanding and conscientious adherence to ethical principles on the part of all participants. Under no circumstances should presentations be used for direct promotion of a speaker’s product, service or monetary self-interest. Individuals should refrain from the use of brand names and specific product endorsement whenever practical. All presentations must refrain from overt statements or pointed humor that disparages the rightful dignity and social equity of any individual or group. Virtual events are open to all persons, regardless of race, national origin, sex, age, physical impairment, and social, political, economic or religious conditions. Instances involving non-compliance with these guidelines or breach of the standing Code of Ethics should be referred to AME.
Be considerate, respectful, and co-operative. This includes following organiser and host instructions. Be mindful of your surroundings and ensure your actions or behaviour does not negatively impact the safety and comfort of other event participants.
Participate in an authentic and active way. Share when relevant and listen when appropriate.
Unacceptable behaviours include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any speakers of the AME event.
Consultants and service providers are not permitted to aggressively promote their services to hosts, speakers and/or attendees during or after the event.
Consultants and service providers must respect the fact that event attendees have come to the event in order to learn, not necessarily to network or buy services. Therefore they should not persist in promoting their services to an event attendee, event host and/or speaker unless invited to specifically do so. It is important that “practitioner” members are given priority opportunity to listen, observe and learn.
Speakers should avoid criticising others in their conversations with attendees.
Consequences of Unacceptable Behaviour
Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated. If a speaker engages in unacceptable behaviour, the AME event host may take any action they deem appropriate, including expulsion from the event without warning.
Direct enquiries to Laura Robertson, National Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 263 287.