Access Network Annual Assembly

University of California, Berkeley June 28 – 30, 2024

Code of Conduct

We are dedicated to providing a respectful and inclusive Assembly experience for everyone, regardless of gender identity and expression, age, year in school, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or class. We especially value the perspectives of undergraduate students, first time Assembly attendees, and attendees from marginalized backgrounds.

We expect all Assembly attendees to behave professionally during the Assembly, including formal sessions (e.g., talks, workshops), informal interactions (e.g., meals, social events), and social media and other online platforms. Examples of unprofessional behavior include:

  • Harassment in any form, including any verbal, physical, and visual conduct that creates an intimidating, offensive, or hostile environment
  • Sexual language and imagery
  • Becoming intoxicated, whether through legal or illegal substances

In addition to the harm caused to Assembly participants by such behavior, this can also threaten Access’s continued funding and existence. Assembly participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the Assembly at the discretion of the Assembly organizing team.

The Assembly has an Ombuds team, which is a group of Access leaders and Assembly organizers who have volunteered to support the well-being of Assembly participants. Assembly participants can go to the Ombuds team to ask questions about the code of conduct, to report violations of the code of conduct, to get support in surfacing and resolving conflicts with other Assembly participants, and to talk through any other concerns about the Assembly. If you need support, please prioritize your safety and reach out to the Ombuds team.

In addition to the above, please respect others’ interests and passions even if you don’t share them (i.e. the “don’t yuck my yum” principle).

Assembly 2024 Covid-19 Policy

  • Participants are required to be fully vaccinated prior to arrival at the Assembly. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna vaccines) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine).
  • Proof of vaccination (i.e., a picture of a completed vaccination card or other equivalent documentation) must be uploaded with the registration form.
  • A booster is strongly recommended.
  • Assembly attendees should take a PCR or rapid COVID test on or after Monday, June 24 such that results are available prior to departure on Thursday, June 27.
  • Proof of a negative test result should be uploaded here as soon as available.
  • If testing would pose a financial barrier, email Joel ( and he will work with you to figure out a solution.
  • Because travel to the Assembly will bring attendees into contact with lots of people in tight quarters (and therefore will increase the risk of catching COVID), we strongly recommend masking during travel.
  • Masks are not required during the Assembly. However, we encourage everyone to wear a mask if they want to.
  • If you use a mask, it should fit your face tightly and cover your mouth and nose.
  • Attendees can signal their comfort with different levels of distancing using colored stickers on their name tags. There will be three colors, which will mean: (1) Please maintain 6 feet of distance from me, (2) You can come within 6 feet of me, but physical contact is not OK, and (3) Physical contact (e.g., hugs, handshakes) is OK.
  • Attendees should self-monitor for symptoms, including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
  • Please use your best judgment as to whether symptoms may be related to COVID or to something like allergies, migraines, etc.
  • If at any point you begin showing signs of COVID or you are exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID, notify an Assembly Organizer. They will help you obtain medical assistance, including a test for COVID.
  • If you have been diagnosed with COVID or have been told to isolate or quarantine by a medical professional, you may not attend any more Assembly events. You will be provided with quarantine/isolation housing and food by the Assembly Organizers.
  • Participants are responsible for any costs associated with medical care, including COVID testing and treatment. We recommend that you confirm whether your health insurance will provide adequate coverage in the Berkeley area.
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