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Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment

The organisers of CHI 2021 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.

 

Safety is paramount, so if someone has committed or is threatening violence please contact the Japanese police (see our "In case of emergency" page for details). Our conference staff can help participants contact venue security or the Japanese police, provide escorts and assist those experiencing harassment. Anyone witnessing or subject to unacceptable behaviour should notify the Conference General Chairs. In addition you can also make use of the SIGCHI CARES resource as described below.

 

The organisers of CHI 2021 do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.
 

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 expelled from the conference (without a refund) at the discretion of the conference organisers. A response that the participant was “just joking,” or “teasing,” or being “playful,” will not be accepted.

 

Anyone witnessing or subject to unacceptable behaviour should notify the Conference General Chairs. For more, please read the Policy Against Harassment at ACM Activities.

 

SIGCHI Cares

  • 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 is co-chaired by Shaowen Bardzell (Vice President at Large) and Allison Druin (Adjunct Chair for Diversity and Inclusion) and overseen by Helena Mentis (President).
  • To learn more about SIGCHI CARES please visit https://sigchi.org/resources/sigchi-cares/ 
  • Or contact SIGCHI CARES: Shaowen Bardzell​.

 

As the conference approaches in 2021 we may update this page with further details based on feedback from the ACM and organisers.

 

Last update: May 19th, 2020

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