2017 Statement of Inclusion

Digital Frontiers (DF) is an endeavor of the UNT Libraries to explore creativity and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries in the arena of public humanities and cultural memory. DF celebrates inclusion and encourages participation from underrepresented groups and is strongly committed to diversity, equity, and the free expression of ideas for all participants -- members and attendees, speakers, exhibitors,staff, and volunteers.

Digital Frontiers is committed to providing a harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, religion or other group status.

Harassment is understood as any threatening behavior that produces an unsafe environment for the persons or groups listed above, including but not limited to: offensive verbal comments or non-verbal expressions; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.

Digital Frontiers encourages the use of social media to promote ideas discussed during conference sessions. As a result, cyber-bullying and digital harassment are also discouraged. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Open, critically engaged discourse is expected to flourish at the Digital Frontiers Conference. Participants are encouraged to respect the differences among attendees and to be mindful of the diverse nature of our community in preparing presentations and engaging in conversation.

Questions, concerns, or comments can be emailed directly to the Digital Frontiers Conference Committee: digitalfrontiers@unt.edu


Ratified by the Conference Committee July 7, 2015.