ADHO Conference Code of Conduct

Local Organizers are charged with making the long version of the Conference Code of Conduct available to attendees and easily findable.  Where appropriate, the short version can be publicized with a direct link to the longer version. Local Organizers are expected to discuss the code of conduct and local support for conference-goers with their staff and assistants, and to publicize clear and helpful information for attendees. They may therefore wish to seek advice and examples from past LOs or DH conference websites.


The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) is dedicated to creating a safe, respectful, and collegial conference environment for the benefit of everyone who attends, and for the advancement of research and scholarship in fields supported by our constituent organizations. The ADHO Digital Humanities conference Code of Conduct is available at


The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) organizes an annual conference for the benefit of its members and for the advancement of research and scholarship in the variety of disciplines and professions they represent. ADHO works actively toward the creation of a more diverse, welcoming, and inclusive global community of digital humanities scholars and practitioners, and is therefore dedicated to the creation of a safe, respectful, and collegial conference experience for all attendees.

Open, critically-engaged, and often challenging discourse is expected to flourish at ADHO conferences. Participants are encouraged to respect and celebrate cultural and linguistic differences, and to be mindful of the international nature of our community in preparing presentations and engaging in conversation. There is no place at ADHO meetings for harassment or intimidation based on race, religion, ethnicity, language, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical or cognitive ability, age, appearance, or other group status. Unsolicited physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, and bullying behavior are likewise unacceptable.

Conference organizers are listed in the program and can be identified by their name badges. In the event a participant has been made to feel unsafe or unwelcome at an ADHO event, they are always available to assist. Please see [direct link to further info or simply "below"] for further information.

[local info, determined by organizers: to include ombudsman/organizer/staff contact numbers, instructions on incident reporting, local emergency services numbers, taxi information, hotlines, hotel- or conference service-provided information, "safe space" locations, etc.]