Stanford University

Presenter and Attendee Guidelines

Ethics Statement

All attendees must agree to the following ethics statement during conference registration.

TAG USA 2020 at Stanford University is committed to preventing attendees from experiencing harassment or discrimination at the annual conference. TAG aims to achieve this by fostering a safe and discrimination-free environment and inviting persons committed to the same. TAG requires that all participants, organizers, and delegates conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times, in all spaces on and off campus, as well as online. This conference prohibits discrimination based on protected class as defined in Stanford University's administrative guide 1.7.4. TAG USA 2020 REQUIRES that all potential presenters and attendees certify that they have never been the subject of a negative finding in a Title IX (sexual harassment/misconduct/violence in a student setting), Title VII (sexual harassment/misconduct/violence in a workplace setting) or code of conduct investigation pertaining to discriminatory conduct and are not the subject of a current or pending investigation. In the case of harassment during the conference, a report can be made to a designated individual (identified in the conference literature), who can then make a report to either Stanford’s Title IX or SHPO office that will handle the case. I certify that I have never been the subject of a negative finding in a Title IX, Title VII, or code of conduct investigation pertaining to discriminatory conduct of any form. See above. I certify that I will conduct myself in a professional manner at all times, in all spaces on and off campus, and online. I certify that I will not engage in any discrimination based on protected class as defined in Stanford University's administrative guide 1.7.4.

Land Acknowledgement

If you would like to include a land acknowledgement in the introduction to your session or paper the following format is suggested:

We start with a recognition that Stanford sits on the ancestral land of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. This land is of great importance to the Ohlone people, and has been since time immemorial. Consistent with our values of community and diversity, we have a responsibility to acknowledge, honor and make visible the university’s relationship to Native peoples.

Content Warnings 

If your paper contains discussion or representations of violence, sexual content, human remains, drug and alcohol content, self-harm, or language that may be offensive, we recommend that you provide a content warning in the introduction of your paper. 

Images of Human Remains and Sensitive Cultural Material 

Out of respect for diverse cultural traditions, please ensure that any images of human remains and sensitive cultural material (from any time period) are an essential part of your presentation and intrinsic to your argument. Please provide advance warning before displaying images of human remains and sensitive cultural material from any time period. You may want to mention during your introduction that these images are included in your presentation and again before the images themselves are displayed. 

Accessible Presentations

The American Anthropological Association has an extensive guide to creating accessible presentations and we encourage all presenters and session organizers to read them. In particular, TAG 2020 encourages the use of printed and/or digital access copies and accessible slides and visual materials. 

Accessible Presentation Guidelines

Microphones

Where microphones are provided for speakers, including for those asking questions, please ensure that you make use of them. 

Photographs and Social Media

Please ask the speaker’s permission before taking photographs of them or their slides, and before posting them on social media. If, as the presenter, you are happy for elements of your paper to be posted on social media (including live-tweeted) please make this clear at the beginning of your paper, with information about relevant tags. 

Timekeeping 

As there are a variety of session formats at TAG 2020, it is important that presenters clarify with session organizers the length of their presentation and the format of the session. In the interest of providing lots of time for lively discussion, please ensure that your paper does not exceed the allotted amount of time.