SIGPLAN Conference Anti-Harassment Policy


The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the aims and goals of SIGPLAN; these require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group, that fosters dignity, understanding, and mutual respect, and that embraces diversity. For these reasons, SIGPLAN is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience, and implements the ACM policy against harassment.

Conference participants violating these standards may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference, at the discretion of the conference organizers. Conference organizers are requested to report serious incidents to the SIGPLAN Vice Chair.


A useful resource is the Geek Feminism Wiki, which includes models for public announcements and guidance for conference staff.

If you hear an inappropriate remark, intended or misjudged, this list of comebacks may prove useful.