CRASSH holds events that have a friendly, safe and inclusive environment, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, language, political opinion, disability, physical appearance, religion. CRASSH values the participation of each speaker and attendee and wants them to enjoy our events.

Speakers are asked for pronouns in order to be inclusive of all gender identities.

All speakers and attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy throughout our events.

This code of conduct outlines expected behaviour during our events, and explains how to report an incident of discrimination, bullying or harassment.

All participants are expected to:
  • Be inclusive, considerate, respectful and collaborative.
  • Refrain from intimidating, discriminatory, harassing or demeaning behaviour.
  • Inform the Conference and Events Manager if they notice someone in distress.
Unacceptable behaviour:

Examples of unacceptable behaviour include: intimidation, harassment, bullying, discrimination, derogatory or demeaning conduct related to age, gender, sexual orientation, race, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, disability, physical appearance, religion or other status. Participants found to be engaging in behaviour that violates this code of conduct will be dealt with in line with the University’s Harassment procedures.

Reporting unacceptable behaviour:

If you or someone else is subjected to, or notice unacceptable behaviour or you have any other concerns, please report it directly to the Conference and Events manager or via email: All reports will be dealt with confidentially.

 Twitter Guidelines for CRASSH Events
  • If a session chair, speaker or other attendee asks you to stop live tweeting, please stop.
  • Always tweet using the conference hashtag, e.g. #LongLiveTheCommons this will make sure your tweets are seen by everyone following the hashtag, and can also be used to compile an archive of the event tweets.
  • Attribute correctly and clearly: begin tweets of a paper with either the name or the initials of the speaker, so that readers of the tweet can recognize whose ideas are being reported.
  • If you know the speaker’s twitter handle (e.g., @CRASSHlive), include it, so that people can connect to them if they wish.
  • If you, as a speaker, want people to connect with you on twitter to discuss your ideas, please include your twitter handle on your paper slides.
  • Be considerate to other attendees: ensure your device’s sounds are off.
  • If a follower asks a question, feel free to relay that question to the speaker during the question session, and report the answer back; questions from people ‘in the room’ should, however, always take precedence.
  • Tweet about whichever aspect of the conference you like, taking into account what people may find interesting; remember to uphold a high standard of collegiality and professionalism, particularly keeping in mind the very public nature of twitter as a medium.


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