Code of Conduct

Conference Code of Conduct

At History of Games 2024, we are committed to providing a respectful, inclusive, and safe environment for all participants. We expect all attendees and speakers to abide by this Code of Conduct throughout the conference. By participating in the conference, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to abide by this Code of Conduct.

Thank you for helping to create a welcoming and respectful environment for all attendees. Let’s make History of Games 2024 an enjoyable and enriching experience for everyone involved.


Respect and Inclusivity: Treat all individuals with respect, kindness, and consideration regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or any other characteristic. We celebrate diversity and expect all participants to create an inclusive atmosphere.

Harassment-Free Environment: Harassment and discriminatory behaviour will not be tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to: offensive verbal comments, deliberate intimidation or bullying, display of potentially harmful or offensive material without warning, display of sexually demeaning material, photographing or recording someone without consent, inappropriate contact, and unwelcome attention or advances.

Constructive Dialogue and Exchange of Ideas: Differing opinions and perspectives are crucial to effective discussion, but attendees are responsible for their own speech and behaviour – in person, and on social media – throughout the event. Ask respectful questions and avoid dominating a presenter’s question time to further any particular agenda or to present your own work.

Professionalism: Maintain a professional demeanour at all times. Refrain from personal attacks, insults, or disruptive behaviour.

Safety: Ensure the safety of all attendees by being aware of your surroundings and reporting any suspicious or concerning behaviour to conference organisers immediately.

Respect for Venue and Property: Respect the venue, equipment, and property provided by the conference organisers. Any vandalism, theft, or deliberate damage will be subject to immediate expulsion from the conference and may result in legal action.

Compliance with Laws: Comply with all local, national, and international laws throughout the conference.


Reporting Violations: If you experience or witness any violations of this Code of Conduct, please report them to conference organisers promptly. All reports will be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. Retaliation against individuals who report violations is strictly prohibited.

Consequences of Violations: Violations of this Code of Conduct may result in expulsion from the conference without a refund, prohibition from attending future events organised by BCMCR, and/or legal action if deemed necessary.

General inclusivity and accessibility information

This event is a gender-inclusive space. We encourage attendees not to presume people’s pronouns and all attendees to add their pronouns to their name-badge if they wish.

Panel chairs will identify each speaker’s social media preferences (e.g. concerning the use of photos and tags). We request all attendees comply with these preferences, remove non-compliant material, and refrain from the use of problematic hashtags and terms on official event hashtags.

Our conference includes a dedicated quiet/low stimulation room, where delegates can spend some time away from the panel sessions if they wish.

All conference rooms are wheelchair-accessible, and the lecture theatre (where our keynote talks will take place) incorporates dedicated wheelchair spaces.

If you are a delegate, and you have any other accessibility requirements, please get in touch with us.