The organisers of CHI 2021 online are dedicated to providing an accessible, equitable, harassment-free, nondiscriminatory, and pleasant conference for all. We want each participant and organiser to both feel, and be welcomed, included, and safe at the conference. Moreover, we will do our best to accommodate specific needs such as accessibility, or dietary requirements. We cannot promise to solve every issue but will try our best.
Anyone witnessing or subject to unacceptable behaviour should notify the Conference General Chairs. In addition for anything to do with the conference and its organisation SIGCHI CARES exists to serve as a resource (to help navigate the ACM processes) for those who experience discrimination and/or harassment at or around CHI 2021.
The organisers of CHI 2021 do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Attending CHI 2021 is not an automatic right, so CHI 2021 general chairs reserve the right to remove online conference participants due to unacceptable behaviour.
ACM Policy Against Harassment at ACM Activities
The Policy Against Harassment at ACM Activities (Adopted by ACM Council June 21, 2018) applies to all participants and organisers of CHI 2021. This policy includes details on expected behaviour, unacceptable behaviour, the consequences of unacceptable behaviour and how to report unacceptable behaviour.
We expect all interactions between anyone involved in CHI 2021 (including reviewers, organisers and participants) to be respectful and constructive, including interactions during the review process, at the conference itself, and on social media. Conference participants violating the ACM policy may be sanctioned or removed from the conference (without a refund) at the discretion of the conference general chairs. A response that the participant was “just joking,” or “teasing,” or being “playful,” will not be accepted.
- SIGCHI CARES exists to serve as a resource for those who experience discrimination and/or harassment around our professional events. CARES supports such individuals by allowing them to work with established members of the SIGCHI community, who are approachable and willing to listen and help navigate the SIGCHI and ACM reporting and accountability process.
- SIGCHI CARES does not replace the role of the General Chairs for CHI 2021 or the ACM process.
- To learn more about SIGCHI CARES please visit https://sigchi.org/resources/sigchi-cares/
- SIGCHI CARES is co-chaired by members of the SIGCHI executive committee and you can also contact SIGCHI CARES: Shaowen Bardzell.
Last update: March 22nd, 2021