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28 June – 2 July 2021: Online Conference at UEA
COVID19, climate change, populism, demands for racial justice and the rise of new powers are among the themes that will be explored.
AV recordings of the panels/sessions and conference content WILL BE RECORDED BY DEFAULT by the conference organisers but others may not record content (using external software/hardware).
Live streaming of parts of the conference to a platform outside of Whova/Zoom WILL TAKE PLACE by the conference organisers but others may not record content (using external software/hardware).
In such cases the Council or Panel Convenor(s) must provide NomadIT with the following information ahead of the conference for their records:
The accountable person has the responsibility to obtain informed consent before the start of the conference from presenters/panelists to record their presentations in Whova/Zoom. They must provide clear answers to the following:
The conference organisers will inform all delegates by email prior to the event that the content will be recorded/live streamed, inviting anyone who wishes to opt-out from being recorded to contact them.
Each session/panel convenor/organiser is responsible for informing audience members (verbally and in the chat function of Whova/Zoom at the beginning of the session and periodically).
However when live-streaming it is not technically straightforward to facilitate opting-out. Anyone who does not wish to appear should be instructed to turn off their webcam and if asking a question, to do so via the text box, as opposed to coming on stage.
The accountable person is responsible for post-production editing to ensure that any audience member or panelist/presenter who wished not to be included in the film be edited out before dissemination (e.g. posting online).
The DSA is committed to providing a harassment- discrimination-free conference experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment, discrimination or inappropriate behaviours of conference participants in any form, whether in person or online. This includes, but is not limited to:
We provide confidential reporting mechanisms and all reports will be treated seriously and responded to promptly.
This policy outlines our expectations of all those participating in the online conference, including delegates, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, conference organisers etc. In particular, those people presenting a paper, convening, or exhibitors should not use sexualized, indecent or offensive language, images or activities. If such language images or activities are deemed to be an essential part of, and strictly related to, the content of the conference, the context and justification for their use must be made explicit.
Unacceptable behaviour includes, but is not limited to:
Anyone asked to stop any of the above unacceptable behaviour is expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in unacceptable behaviour, the conference organisers can take any actions necessary to maintain the welcoming environment of the conference for other participants. This includes warning the offender and/ or barring them from the conference altogether with no refund. The conference organisers may take action to redress anything designed to intentionally disrupt the conference or make the environment hostile for any participant.
We encourage participants to be mindful of behaviour that is or could be perceived as harassment, sexual or otherwise. While we encourage networking and strengthening of connections between participants we expect everyone to follow these rules at conference-related social activities such as mingling with virtual drinks, visiting exhibitor rooms, virtual parties and coffee breaks.
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome or you have any other concerns please report it as soon as possible. If you have witnessed any unsafe, unwelcome or unacceptable behaviour, please respond first to the affected person’s needs and safety. Support that person if they choose to report the incident, but respect their decision if they choose not to.
You can make a report either personally or anonymously. We can’t follow up an anonymous report with you directly, but we will fully investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent recurrence.
If possible, provide the following information:
All reports will be treated seriously and responded to promptly. They will be read and dealt with by NomadIT’s Anti-harassment Officers: Triinu Mets and Elaine Morley on behalf of the DSA. Submit your report in one of the following three ways:
Our team will do its utmost to help you to feel safe throughout the conference. We value your attendance.