Conferences, meetings and workshops are important elements of college life for academic and professional staff, and for students. When such events are organized by Research Forum of Govt. Islamia Graduate College Civil Lines Lahore, that should be considered an extension of the professional workplace or learning environment and should offer the same protections, opportunities and welcome to all participants.
We recognize that within academia there are many groups who are still under-represented among students and staff. One of the ways we can address this is to promote research at ICEST-GIGCCL Conferences. We believe this aspiration is fully consistent with the desire of conference organizers to invite the highest quality speakers and discussants in order to be able to offer the richest possible experience to attendees. We therefore expect the high standards of personal and professional conduct, and the commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
This policy document is divided into two parts: (a) a code of conduct and (b) guidance on how to incorporate considerations of equality, diversity and inclusion in conference planning and participation.
The policy should be used by all members of the College community who are involved in organizing conferences, meetings or workshops. It applies to events held inside and outside the college. Given the range of scales and formats of such events, it is not possible to produce a policy that covers every type of meeting or set of logistical and financial constraints. However, the aim of the policy is to make sure that the most important aspects with regard to conduct and equality, diversity and inclusion feature prominently in the plans of organizers.
Policy on conferences organized by Research Forum Physics department staff and students, or conferences held on College premises.