Code of Conduct

We strive to make ICWMM an interesting, intellectually challenging and enjoyable conference for everyone. As part of providing a safe and productive environment, where all attendees can focus on the technical content of the conference and the wonderful community interaction that happens when we get together, we expect participants to follow this code of conduct.

While we assume attendees are well meaning and professionally behaved, harassment can sometimes occur without intent. Whether intentional or not, harassment impacts our ability to meet the conference objectives and reduces the value of the conference for all of us. As such, CHI will not tolerate harassment, in any form, at any time during the conference, including at conference-related off-site events, and in related online communities and social media.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Unwelcome verbal comments, text or imagery related to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion
  • Sexualized imagery or language in presentations, posters or at social activities
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Unwelcome attention or advances
  • Inappropriate physical contact


If an attendee engages in harassing behavior, CHI retains the right to take any actions it deems necessary, ranging from a warning to possible expulsion of the attendee from the conference with no refund and/or banishment from future CHI events.


If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. You can make a report either personally or anonymously. Reporting unwanted behavior makes the conference better for everyone.

Reports can be made anonymously via the comment button on the top bar. We can't follow up on an anonymous report with you directly, but we will fully investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.

Personal reports can be made to any of the CHI staff, identified by the conference themed shirts with STAFF printed on the back. When taking a personal report, our staff will try to ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other staff members to ensure your report is managed properly.