Harassment Policies

[Last updated March 22, 2013.]

Welcome to our ever-expanding list of skeptic, atheist, and science conference harassment policies. As we’ve said, we here at More Than Men are in favor of harassment policies and we want them to be available, visible, and enforced. This page is intended as a public service for event organizers to get ideas for crafting their own policies, and for attendees and speakers so they can be aware of the rules and know what to expect from events they are attending. Consider this an attempt at a skeptic/atheist/science conference version of the Con Anti-Harassment Project’s Con Database.

Amazing code of conduct templates as a google doc
(Thank you Glynnis!)

This list is far from complete and we appreciate your help. If you can provide us a link to the harassment policy for an event not listed here (or if you find that our link is out of date), please let us know by sending Sasha an email. If you are a conference organizer interested in establishing a policy for your event, you might find the Geek Feminism Wiki’s Conference Anti-harassment Policy helpful.

  1. American Atheists
  2. Atheist Alliance International
  3. CSICon
  4. Dragon*Con
  5. Edinburgh Skeptics
  6. GeekGirlCon
  7. Humanists of Florida Association
  8. Oklahoma Freethought Convention
  9. QED (Some minimal words regarding the right to remove people who cause unspecified problems.)
  10. Sacramento Freethought Day (Currently creating a policy.)
  11. SkepchickCON
  12. SkeptiCamp Ohio
  13. Skepticon
  14. SSA Con
  15. Women In Secularism

5 Comments

Why I Have Hope: Atheism, Sexism and Blowing Up The Internet | Greta Christina's BlogJune 21, 2012 12:38 am

[...] strengthened their harassment policies since this conversation/ conflagration began, please notify Sasha Pixlee at More than Men and Jason Thibeault at Lousy Canuck, so they can update their timelines and compilations. Share [...]

On Harassment and Policies: An Open Letter to Skeptic and Freethought LeadersJune 28, 2012 3:10 am

[...] look excellent in general and would be wonderful additions to the movement. For your interest, here is a list of several policies in effect or being considered.Let me be clear, my concern is not with sample policies, but with [...]

I Like This Lindsay Guy | Almost DiamondsJune 29, 2012 11:34 am

[...] The same goes for CFI’s making the policy available to interested parties through More Than Men before CFI was ready to post it, although I understand the pdf provided didn’t come from Ron [...]

On Modesty and Sex | Reasonable ConversationJuly 3, 2012 8:47 am

[...] is required as a very small beginning are comprehensive sexual harassment policies, and thankfully a lot of conferences agree with that [...]

Conference anti-harassment campaigns do work: Three existence proofs from SF&F, atheism/skepticism, and open source | Finally, A Feminism 101 BlogAugust 28, 2013 5:02 am

[…] according to their anti-harassment policy. Sasha Pixlee of More than Men begins maintaining a list of skeptic/atheist conferences with anti-harassment policies and advocates for more […]

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