Attending the #AnimBehav2021? Find our conference code of conduct here:


ASAB/ABS Twitter Conference Code of Conduct

The experience of the ABS/ASAB Twitter conference should be that of an inclusive, safe, and productive event. To do this we are committed to making this virtual space welcoming for all. Therefore, we expect all participants of the conference to adhere to the Conference Code of Conduct outlined below.

For delegates experiencing unacceptable behaviour:

Please contact the conference organiser (@AnimBehSociety or @asab_tweets) or your session chair if you are experiencing behaviour that breaks our Code of Conduct. Alternatively, contact us by email ( All reports will be kept confidential.

Acceptable behaviour

Treat all conference participants with respect, courtesy, and consideration.

Value the diversity of opinions and views that other conference participants have.

Avoid personal attacks on other delegates, and only critique ideas rather than make personal critiques.

Unacceptable behaviour

Do not send abusive messages to any conference delegates, chairs, organisers, or any other meeting guest.

We have a zero-tolerance policy to bullying, harassment, and intimidation. This includes but is not limited to: negative comments about any protected categories (e.g ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability).

Do not disrupt any aspect of the virtual meeting.

Do not use replies or the hashtag to share inappropriate content or spam, which includes avoiding using flashing gif images.


Conference organisers and moderators will contact anyone not following the conference Code of Conduct and ask them to desist. Because Twitter is an open platform, our powers to enforce this Code are limited, but we will actively support individuals who respond to unacceptable behaviour by e.g. blocking or if necessary reporting to Twitter and/or their home institutions. Additionally, where necessary, we reserve the right to prevent people who persist in unacceptable behaviour from attending future virtual or in-person meetings run by ABS/ASAB.