GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference: Etiquette

To make your conference experience inclusive, meaningful, and positive, we kindly ask you to take a brief look at our etiquette before browsing the Whova conference app and adding sessions to your calendar.

Attendants and speakers should endeavor to conduct themselves with the following guidance in mind

  1. Ensure that communication within the conference on Whova is conducted with respect for, and awareness of all differences, including but not limited to gender, race, ethnicity, religion and culture.
  2. Ensure that communication within the conference on Whova is conducted in a respectful manner, with particular consideration to avoid marginalization or exclusion.
  3. Please be reminded that participation in communication within the conference on Whova is voluntary. 
  4. Speakers and GLF staff will be extremely busy during the conference and this will affect their ability to respond to all requests and messages.
  5. Sending ‘mass-messaging’ is not tolerated. Spammers who look for ‘likes’ doing mass-broadcasting risk being banned from the conference. This includes tagging people you do not know in photos.
  6. To avoid the multiplication of discussion groups and topics please consider contributing to an active thread before starting your own. 
  7. Any gross ethical misconduct on the Whova platform will lead to a ban. In this case, ticket fees will not be refunded. 
  8. In case you experience any inappropriate behaviour or abuse of the platform, immediately email with subject line “Abuse”.
  9. For any technical issues, we have a FAQ page available under the ‘Resources’ tab in Whova, and on the website.

Happy connecting, sharing, learning and acting!