The London School of Economics and Political Science (virtual), May 31 - June 3, 2021

Policy Against Harassment at HALG

HALG adopts the recommendations of the SafeTOC report to combat harassment and discrimination in the Theory of Computing community.

All participants at HALG must observe the code of conduct of HALG reported here.

Code of Conduct at HALG

The open exchange of ideas is central to the mission of HALG. This requires an environment that embraces diversity and provides a safe, welcoming environment for all. This policy applies to all conference-related activities, including:

Expected Behavior

We expect that all participants at HALG activities to abide by this policy:

Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable at any conference related activity is:

Harassment can also occur when there is no deliberate intention to offend. Be careful in the words that you choose. Harassment committed in a joking manner or disguised as a compliment still constitutes unacceptable behavior. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

If a participant at HALG engages in prohibited behavior, the conference leaders reserve the right to take any action deemed appropriate to ensure the physical and emotional safety of the attendees, including removing an individual from the conference without warning or refund. Appropriate sanctions also will be taken toward any individual who knowingly makes a false allegation of harassment.

Network of Advocates

There will always be at least one trained ToC advocate at every HALG in attendance. If you feel that you have experienced harassment or witness an incident involving harassment, you are encouraged to approach the ToC advocate in attendance about the matter. That person can

The ToC advocates for HALG 2021 are:

Reporting Unacceptable Behavior at Conference Activities

In the event of unacceptable behavior, the best people to approach are the ToC advocates attending the conference. If you feel uncomfortable approaching any of the ToC advocates present, then you can approach the conference chair or the members of the HALG steering committee. These individuals can provide information about the process for handling complaints or handling immediate onsite needs.