Statement of Diversity, Inclusivity and Anti-Harassment

The organizers of the Game History Annual Symposium welcome and advocate for the presence and contributions of all people regardless of their gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, culture, abilities, ethnic origin, marital status, nationality, race, religion, language, disciplinary background, or socioeconomic status.

Prejudice, harassment, and discrimination are detrimental to values and purpose of any scholarly community. It is the responsibility of all participants to ensure that this conference is a safe space for all participants. Please be mindful of and take responsibility for your speech and behaviour.

This includes but is not limited to:

• Respecting other participants at all times
• Being generous and patient in comments and questions
• Listening to others and being careful not to dominate discussions
• Not using language that is racist, sexist, homophobic, classist, cissexist, ableist, etc.

If you have any comments or concerns regarding this statement, or if you experience marginalizing or silencing behaviour during the conference, please talk to a conference organiser, or send an email to

This statement is based on those created by the Canadian Game Studies Association, the Dames Making Games Toronto and the Different Games Conference.