Safety & Inclusion

The organizers of this conference are committed to shaping an environment where all participants–regardless of age, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, nationality, marital status, military status, religion, or socioeconomic status–feel safe, included, comfortable and a sense of belonging at the conference. We will make our best efforts to accommodate specific needs; please contact us at if you have any concerns or need assistance.

There is no place at this conference for harassment or intimidation of any kind. We encourage the following supportive behaviors among all participants:

  • Use welcoming language that honors individual’s stated pronouns and favors gender-neutral collective nouns
  • Encourage and yield space to those whose viewpoints may be under-represented in a group
  • Seek concrete ways to make physical spaces and online resources more universally accessible
  • Accept critique graciously and offer it constructively
  • Give credit where it is due

Movements for open education frequently center an ethic of care and generosity. We encourage participants at this conference to enact both care and generosity in their efforts to be attentive to the well-being of those around you. It is important to understand the range of behaviors that may constitute harassment, including but not limited to:

  • Verbal comments and triggering language that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, national origin, or religion (or lack thereof)
  • Sexual images in public spaces
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate or unwelcome physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior

To report incidents of any sort, please email us at This email account will be monitored during the conference.

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