Conference anti-harassment policy

The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the values and goals of FLoC.  They require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group. They flourish in communities that foster mutual understanding and embrace diversity. For these reasons, FLoC is committed to providing a harassment-free conference experience, and all the events held at FLoC must implement the ACM policy against harassment or a similar policy.

Participants violating these standards may be sanctioned or expelled from the meeting, at the discretion of the conference organizers. If you believe that you or any FLoC Attendee has been subjected to any conduct of the type prohibited by this Policy by another Member or FLoC Attendee, you are urged to report the relevant facts promptly. Prompt reporting is very important so that FLoC can take action to stop the conduct before it is repeated.  All reports will be followed up on promptly, with further investigation conducted where needed to confirm facts or resolve disputed facts.  In conducting its investigations, FLoC will strive to keep the identity of individuals making reports as confidential as possible. If the conduct at issue occurs at a FLoC conference or workshop, you should ordinarily direct such reports to Moshe Vardi vardi@cs.rice.edu or Alexandra Silva alexandra.silva@ucl.ac.uk, depending on which individual you feel more comfortable contacting under the circumstances.

If you are interested to learn more about creating a more inclusive workplace and supporting people who are targets of systemic oppression in their workplace and communities, join us at the Ally Skills session on 14 July.