Online Code of Conduct

The organizers ask that all attendees bear the following principles in mind:

  1. LabPhon 17 will not tolerate harassment in any form, including (but not limited to) on the basis of race, ethnicity, language background, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, body size, or religion. Attendees who violate this policy will be asked to leave immediately.

  2. We ask attendees to be respectful of one another. This includes respecting others’ perspectives (linguistic or otherwise), time, and effort. Please act in good faith and approach each interaction with another attendee as a chance to learn something.

  3. Our theme is Laboratory Phonology on the Margins. Coincident with this theme, we will prioritize the contributions of scholars who are historically marginalized. This includes scholars who have been marginalized due to race, gender, disability, etc., and it also includes scholars who may feel “on the margins” of a conference because of their junior status. We ask that attendees who frequently contribute to discussion take a step back, allowing for attendees who may have been pushed to the “margins” to have the chance to be heard.

  4. We are all living through a pandemic, located in different time zones, often working from home in uncomfortable chairs, occasionally with children in our laps, sometimes taking on new responsibilities. We ask that attendees show patience and kindness to one another in these extraordinary times.

If you have any concerns about any of these principles or any conduct that arises during the conference, please don’t hesitate to contact us at