Presenter and Attendee Guidelines

Ethics Statement and Professional Conduct

All attendees must agree to the following ethics statement during conference registration.

TAG USA 2021 will be hosted by Stanford University and is committed to preventing attendees from experiencing harassment or discrimination at the annual conference. TAG aims to achieve this by fostering a safe and discrimination-free environment and inviting persons committed to the same. TAG requires that all participants, organizers, and delegates conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. This conference prohibits discrimination based on protected class as defined in Stanford University's administrative guide 1.7.4.

TAG USA 2021 REQUIRES that all potential presenters and attendees certify that they have never been the subject of a negative finding in a Title IX (sexual harassment/misconduct/violence in a student setting), Title VII (sexual harassment/misconduct/violence in a workplace setting) or code of conduct investigation pertaining to discriminatory conduct and are not the subject of a current or pending investigation. In the case of harassment during the conference, a report can be made to a designated individual (identified in the conference literature), who can then make a report to either Stanford’s Title IX or SHPO office that will handle the case.

Upon registration, all attendees must confirm the following statement: “I certify that I have never been the subject of a negative finding in a Title IX, Title VII, or code of conduct investigation pertaining to discriminatory conduct of any form. See above. I certify that I will conduct myself in a professional manner at all times. I certify that I will not engage in any discrimination based on protected class as defined in Stanford University's administrative guide 1.7.4”.

Attendees agree that they will not record any sessions or events at the virtual annual meeting.

If you would like to include a land acknowledgement in the introduction to your session or paper the following format is suggested:

We start with a recognition that Stanford University occupies a portion of the ancestral land of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. This land is of great importance to the Ohlone people, and has been since time immemorial. Consistent with our values of community and diversity, we have a responsibility to acknowledge, honor and make visible the university’s relationship to Native peoples.

If your paper contains discussion or representations of violence, sexual content, human remains, drug and alcohol content, self-harm, or language that may be offensive, we recommend that you provide a content warning in the introduction of your paper.

Out of respect for diverse cultural traditions, please ensure that any images of human remains and sensitive cultural material (from any time period) are an essential part of your presentation and intrinsic to your argument. Please provide advance warning before displaying images of human remains and sensitive cultural material from any time period. You may want to mention during your introduction that these images are included in your presentation and again before the images themselves are displayed.

If your presentation discusses or displays cultural material from public or private collections that was acquired without documentation or without evidence that the material was legally exported from its country of origin, you should note this in your talk and on your slides. In general, please avoid presenting undocumented or illegally obtained or exported cultural material unless your presentation specifically emphasizes loss of archaeological context or collections history.