Conference anti-harassment policy

The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the values and goals of FLoC.  They require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group. They flourish in communities that foster mutual understanding and embrace diversity. For these reasons, FLoC is committed to providing a harassment-free conference experience.

Reporting and remedy

For ACM Conferences: The reporting method for ACM conferences and ACM incooperation conferences is part of the ACM policy here (see also this FAQ). Participants can report incidents to the conference organizers whose action will ordinarily be to pass the information to the relevant ACM officers. Currently these are ACM’s President ( or the Chief Executive Officer (, currently ACM’s Chief Operating Officer ( Participants can also report to these ACM officers directly. Any remediation will ordinarily be at the discretion of and under the guidance of the relevant ACM officers, in accordance with the ACM policy.

For non-ACM Conferences: Participants violating the standards at non-ACM conferences may be sanctioned or expelled from the meeting at the discretion of the conference organizers. If you believe that you or any FLoC Attendee has been subjected to any conduct of the type prohibited by this Policy by another Member or FLoC Attendee, you are urged to report the relevant facts promptly. Prompt reporting is very important so that FLoC can take action to stop the conduct before it is repeated.  All reports will be followed up on promptly, with further investigation conducted where needed to confirm facts or resolve disputed facts.  In conducting its investigations, FLoC will strive to keep the identity of individuals making reports as confidential as possible.  If the conduct at issue occurs at a FLoC conference or workshop, you should ordinarily direct such reports to Moshe Vardi or Alexandra Silva, depending on which individual you feel more comfortable contacting under the circumstances.

If you are interested to learn more about creating a more inclusive workplace and supporting people who are targets of systemic oppression in their workplace and communities, join us at the Ally Skills session on 14 July (11-12:30, Blavatnik School of Government, LT2).