Conference code of conduct

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, (dis)ability, race, religion, nationality, or language background. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.

right and wrong doing

We regard online harassment at our virtual venue, as well as on Twitter and other social media as equally serious as face-to-face harrassment. Our goal with this code of conduct is to further promote the open exchange of ideas, the freedom of thought and expression, and respectful scientific debate.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • offensive verbal comments or gestures related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, or language background
  • gratuitous sexual images in public spaces
  • deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording
  • sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • unwelcome sexual attention

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the local organizing committee (LOC). LOC members will be hosting each event, and may be reached through an individual 'chat' message. Alternatively, the LOC may be reached by email:

 We will take any report of harrassment seriously, investigate it, and take appropriate action. We value your attendance.

Our code of conduct applies equally to all LCRgradconf participants, including sponsors, organizers, volunteers, keynote speakers and conference delegates. We expect participants to follow these rules all conference-related events.

Credits: This code of conduct is based on the example policy from the  Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers.