All MS&T20 attendees are expected to abide by the policies of the MS&T conference series, listed below.
MS&T Anti-Harassment Policies
The Material Science and Technology Conference (MS&T) is organized by a partnership of three leading materials science-related societies – ACerS, AIST, and TMS.
All three partner societies are committed to ensuring that all MS&T activities are free from discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation of any form. The MS&T partnership does not tolerate harassment in any form of anyone attending an MS&T event.
Each Society has its Anti-Harassment/Code of Conduct policies posted on its website:
The American Ceramic Society Anti-Harassment Policy (PDF)
Association for Iron and Steel Technology Governance Policies
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society’s Meetings Code of Conduct (PDF) and Anti-Harassment Policy (PDF)
What to Do
Anyone who witnesses or is subject to any form of harassment has two options:
- Immediately notify any MS&T staff members located at the MS&T registration area, information booths, or at one of the Society lounges. These MS&T staff members will immediately contact the MS&T leadership who will respond to you as soon as possible.
- If you are a member of ACerS, AIST, or TMS, please consult the above-referenced policies to determine to whom and how best to report an incident.
The MS&T partnership respects the organizational sovereignty and decision-making practices employed by each partner. Therefore, each partner, based on employment of its own internal due process, has the right to deny or revoke participation in the MS&T event and/or any of its activities by any individual or business.
Audio and Visual Recording of Technical Paper Presentations/Sessions
ACerS, AIST, and TMS reserve the right to any still photography, audio, and video reproduction of presentations at every technical session. Recording of sessions (audio, video, still photography) intended for personal use, distribution, publication, or copyright is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of MS&T and the individual authors. MS&T will take photographs and video during the MS&T Conference and Exhibition, and reproduce them in MS&T educational, news or promotional material, whether in print, electronic, or other media, including the MS&T website. By participating in the MS&T Conference and Exhibition, you grant MS&T the right to use your name, photograph, and biography for such purposes. All postings become the property of MS&T. Postings may be displayed, distributed or used by MS&T for any purpose.