The Society for the Psychology of Human-Animal Intergroup Relations (PHAIR) is dedicated to ensuring that everyone has a safe and comfortable experience at their events, regardless of their gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, caste, national origin, citizenship status, age, sexual orientation, disability, appearance, body size, religion, socioeconomic status, or any other group status that they may have. Additionally, PHAIR takes a strong stance against speciesism and animal exploitation, and this is reflected in all of their events.

PHAIR does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of members or participants in any form. Prohibited behaviours include, but are not limited to:

  • Intimidating, harassing, lewd, demeaning, bullying, stalking, or threatening speech or actions
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Unwelcome physical contact
  • Any real or implied threat of physical harm
  • Sustained disruption of speakers or events (verbally or physically)
  • Retaliation against an individual for reporting harassment or other unacceptable behaviours or for participating in an investigation of such a claim
  • Advocating or encouraging any of the above behaviours

All participants are required to immediately comply if they are asked to stop any behaviour that is deemed unacceptable. Potential consequences for violations of this code of conduct include, but are not limited to: warning the offender, expulsion from the conference with no refund, banning from future events, and denying or revoking membership.

If you need to report concerns about an individual’s conduct for immediate attention, please contact the conference organizers at Alternatively, you can get in touch with Maria Ioannidou at who will be available as a contact person. Your concerns will be held as confidential as you would like, and you may remain anonymous.