All participants of the Metsoc 2021 have to agree to the following code of conduct upon in-person check-in and online participation:


The 84th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society 2021 (hereafter Metsoc 2021) is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants regardless of gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, or protected status. Metsoc 2021 is intended for professional networking and collaboration in the meteoritics and planetary science community. While at Metsoc 2021 or related events, any participants should not engage in harassment in any form. All participants are expected to behave according to professional standards and in accordance with their employer's policies on appropriate workplace behavior. 


By attending in person or online registered participants and their guests agree to this code of conduct.


Behavior that is encouraged during the meeting:

  • Respect the purpose of the meeting; come prepared and ready to engage.

  • Listen actively, treating everyone with respect and consideration.

  • Communicate openly and thoughtfully with others, being considerate of the multitude of views and opinions that are different than your own.

  • Be mindful in your critique of ideas (for example, do not critique an individual’s personal experience), and handle differences of opinion constructively.

  • Respect the privacy of participants, and ask for consent for photography, audio-visual recordings or quotes.


During Metsoc 2021, offensive or disruptive comments, sharing of inappropriate images, and any actions considered to be intimidating and harassing, including inappropriate physical contact and unwelcome sexual attention will not be tolerated. Unauthorized recording or photography is not permitted. If a participant engages in disrespectful or harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or removing the offender from the meeting. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, or other protected status.


If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the organizers via e-mail at

The Meteoritical Society's constitution and bylaws and position statements on inclusiveness (harassment and intimidation), collection, trade and curation of extraterrestrial materials, and scientific integrity are posted on its website.