25-29 October 2021

Convenors can greatly influence the behavior of panelists and help make a session as accessible as possible:

1. When beginning a session, please share the following information aloud with audience members

  • The title of your session, name, preferred pronoun (as comfortable) and institution.
  • Whether a break will be provided during the session.
  • If there will be a recording available afterwards.

2. Notify participants if you plan to record (ahead of time) – see our recording policy.

3. Pause regularly to ensure all (remote) attendees have a chance to speak; check for questions across both chat and audio channels. Allow remote participants to ask questions either by (A) using a hand-raising function so as to ask asking verbally or (B) by typing in the Ask Question or designated chat function.

4. Establish a procedure for turn-taking and questions at the beginning of the session, and clearly inform all participants of the procedure.

5. Avoid using derogatory language, which includes language expressing ableism, racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, xenophobia, Islamophobia, etc.