The Institute for Science & Policy Code of Conduct, Social Media, and Photography Policy for Events 

The Institute for Science & Policy, a project of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS), promotes civil, thoughtful dialogue and a spirit of collaboration. By registering for a virtual or in-person Institute-affiliated event held in public or in private facilities, you agree to abide by the following Code of Conduct and the DMNS Privacy Policy, Safe Spaces Policy, and Comment Policy: 

• Treat speakers, panelists, moderators, staff, and other event participants with respect 
• Conduct yourself professionally and represent your identity truthfully at all times.
• Be considerate of cultural and ideological differences.
• Follow all guidelines and policies set by the event staff regarding the use of venue facilities, technologies, and/or other affiliated resources 

Violations of the Code of Conduct include, but are not limited to: 

• Verbal or written profanity 
• Verbal or written slurs based on race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual identity 
• Verbal or written threats, harassment, or bullying targeted at a person or group
• Physical attacks and/or property theft or destruction
• Trolling, spamming, phishing, willful misrepresentation, or otherwise engaging in bad faith
• Solicitation of goods or services

Anyone determined to be in violation of these guidelines may be removed, without notice, from the event at any time at the sole discretion of the organizers and, in severe instances, barred from entry to future events. 

Event participants are asked to report any abusive behavior to staff member immediately. Illegal conduct will furthermore be referred to local authorities and may be subject to fines, imprisonment, and/or prosecution. 

Social Media 

The Institute encourages social media posting before, during, and after public events using appropriate crediting and tagging provided by the organizers. Attendees are reminded to maintain respectful etiquette by engaging in a productive manner, staying on topic, and valuing a diversity of opinions. 


By registering for an Institute-affiliated event, attendees agree to the following terms and conditions: 

• Personal photography for non-commercial use (including social media sharing) is permitted during public events, including but not limited to: seminars, presentations, networking events, breakout rooms, keynote addresses, and receptions. 
• Minors under the age of 18 may not be photographed without consent of a parent or guardian. Photographers are encouraged to ask if in doubt.

Audio and Video Recording 

Broadcasting and/or distributing personal audio and/or video recordings of Institute events is strictly prohibited. The Institute may, at its sole discretion, make recorded material available before, during, or after the event for re-broadcast under fair use exceptions. Those seeking to re-use recorded material from the event for radio, TV, online video, podcasts, or other broadcast media are encouraged to contact the Institute.