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 abides by the ACM Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment.
Conference participants violating these standards may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference, at the discretion of the conference organizers.
Unacceptable behavior may be reported to the general chair, Brigitte Pientka, and/or directly to the ACM. Please see the information about reporting incidents of unacceptable behavior.
Community members wishing to discuss experiences with harassment or discrimination may also reach out to members of SIGPLAN CARES (Committee to Aid REporting on discrimination and haraSsment policy violations.).
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.