Statement of Principles
We recognize that the Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference is a gathering designed by the student community and for the student community. Our actions as organizers and participants must necessarily reflect this ethos of service. We are committed to developing and maintaining an environment built on respect and mutual support towards each other.
We therefore strive as an organization and as participants to welcome each other and reject discrimination in all its forms, whether it be based on class, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic class, religion, disability or any other variety. This rejection must take the form of more than just words and thoughts. We will work together to combat these issues as they arise and take concrete steps to prevent them from taking root.
We as organizers will seek to not only reject discrimination in its present forms, but also work to combat the legacies of past acts, and will implement a reparative approach to designing our gathering, using it to reflect the actual diversity of our field and uplift marginalized voices.
Signed, The Organizing Committee of the Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference 2023