Non-Discrimination in SMB Funding

Following reports of discrimination in selection of organizers and speakers at some meetings, the Board of Directors of the SMB has unanimously passed the following resolution: The SMB will support and fund only meetings and individuals' travel to meetings which do not prohibit participation at any level (e.g., organizer, presenter, attendee, etc.) on the basis of gender, race, age, nationality, ethnic background, religious belief or sexual orientation. Meeting organizers who request funding will be asked to sign a declaration to this effect.