Trinity College Dublin values a pluralistic, just and sustainable society. It is a welcoming university and fosters inclusivity. We aim that conferences taking place in Trinity are accessible, and encourage a range of different perspectives.
In line with Trinity’s values, we ask you to consider the following when you are developing your panels and papers:
- Diverse viewpoints and perspectives enrich debate. As you develop your panels, please give consideration to a balance in terms of underrepresented groups, and consider the barriers to attendance or speaking. Please consider inclusion of speakers from different career points, ages, ethnicities, class, sexualities, dis/ability, and family status.
- As far as possible, please work towards gender balance in the number of male and female speakers. Think about your session chairs in this respect too. Single-sex panels to be avoided wherever possible.
- Please let the organisers know if your panel has specific accessibility requirements.
- The conference organisers will brief panel chairs before the Conference begins on how to ensure that papers are accessible, and to encourage inclusive and balanced discussions.
- Venues will be fully accessible. Carers of attendees with disabilities will be allowed to attend free of charge.
- We will endeavour to provide subsidies to early career researchers attending, where possible.
- We will endeavour to provide supports for those coming to Dublin with children. Please let us know well in advance if you need supports.
The Scientific Council which supports this conference has undertaken EDI training, as have the Conference’s organisers.
If you have any dietary or accessibility requirements that may need to be facilitated, please do let us well in advance of the event.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have feedback on this policy, or suggestions.