LIBER 2015 code of conduct

LIBER 2015 is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion or belief. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizing committee.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or belief, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

We want to remind you that what is said virtually, for example on social media and blogs, is just as ‘real’ as what is said and done in person at the conference.

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

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the LIBER 2015.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of LIBER 2015 conference staff or University of London security immediately.

LIBER 2015 conference staff and organizing committee members can be identified by their name badges and will be happy to help participants contact University of London security or Metropolitan Police, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference.

We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.

This anti-harassment policy is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers.