“The Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) is a society committed to the freedom of professional expression. The society wishes to foster a productive environment for the exchange of ideas and values participation of all members of the statistical community. The society, therefore, considers it essential that professional conduct is observed at all its functions. Accordingly, all attendees of IMS sponsored and co-sponsored events are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees. The society is currently devising specific rules of conduct and institutional mechanisms for enforcement of these rules. In the meantime, IMS members and attendees of IMS functions are advised that the society can and will take steps to guarantee a professional atmosphere and, in particular, will not tolerate harassment in any form.”