The host organisation of IPAC’19, ANSTO, is committed to removing barriers which may prevent certain groups in the community from attending or participating to ensure attendance at conferences represents a cross section of the community.
As such, ANSTO has adopted a Gold Standard for conferences, which contains a number of policies for ensuring the conference environment allows full inclusion of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical abilities or religious beliefs.
The organisers of IPAC’19 aim to achieve a high level of diversity in speakers to reflect the diverse accelerator community. This is achieved by consideration of regional, gender and career level during development of the scientific programme. Gender diversity is for IPAC’19 targeted to be at least as high as the proportion of women in physics (currently 20%)
Statistics on the achieved speaker diversity will be made available on the conference website.
An event for discussion of diversity issues and networking will be help during the conference and open to all to attend.
The venue is fully accessible for those with disabilities. Additional assistance for accessibility needs can be arranged via contact with the conference organising team.
There will be parent rooms available with video feeds of the current talks for delegates with small children. Support for researchers with carer responsibilities to travel to and attend the conference will be available on request.
For all enquiries regarding accessibility and support, please contact Scientific.Secretariat@iinet.net.au
In order to track and understand the diversity of our community and to see if we are meeting our diversity goals we will be collecting some diversity data through our conference registration. This data will only be used for generating conference statistics and will be optional to provide. We aim to make these statistics publically available on our website after the conference.
The organizers are not liable for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the conference delegates or by any other individuals accompanying them, both during the official activities as well as going to/from the conference. Delegates are responsible for their own travel and belongings.