Code of conduct

Algorithms for Her? 2 aims to create an atmosphere where all participants can feel safe, respected, and be treated with dignity. 

As such, individuals will be immediately removed from any conference venue (online or in person) if they engage in any of the following:

  • Unwelcome physical contact ranging from unnecessary touching to serious assault
  • Intimidating or threatening behaviour, language, or gestures
  • Unwelcome attention or advances of a sexual nature
  • Behaviour, language, or gestures that are disparaging, discriminatory, exclusionary, ridiculing, or insulting. This includes, but is not limited to, racism, sexism, ableism, transphobia, homophobia, fatphobia, and whorephobia (see: Blunt & Stardust, 2021; Tempest, 2019). 
  • Inappropriate communication or visual display of offensive material outside of the context of conference presentations featuring content warnings (see below).

If your presentation deals with sexual assault, harassment, trauma, or other sensitive topics, we ask that you provide a verbal or written warning as it starts, and again prior to any sensitive materials. 

Social Media

If you are happy with your presentation being discussed on and/or shared via social media, then please make this as clear as possible. You may:

  • Inform the chair of your panel
  • State this verbally at the start of your presentation
  • State this in written form or visually at the start of your presentation
  • State this throughout your presentation, e.g., by including social media icons or your account handles in your slides. 

We ask audience members to refrain from sharing others’ work until consent has been explicitly given. If a presenter specifically states at the start of their presentation that they do not want any part of their presentations recorded or shared, we request that audience members respect this. 

Live Stream 

If you are watching the conference livestream, do not share the livestream link publicly. Please refrain from recording or screenshotting the livestream for the purpose of sharing on social media or in other public venues.

Presenting and Q&A Guidelines 

Algorithms For Her? 2 aims to be a generative and encouraging space, especially for graduate and early career scholars. 

In this vein, presenters should stick to their specified time limit (12 or 15 minutes, depending on panel composition) to ensure that all participants are able to present for their allocated time. 

We also strongly encourage succinct and constructive questions to presenters; session chairs reserve the right to truncate questions/comments that do not align with these guidelines.


If you have any questions about this policy, please get in touch with the organisers via