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The NWAV50 Organizing Committee is committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for all linguists.

New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion (or lack thereof). The conference Steering Committee and organizers do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, or online media except in those cases where such talk is the subject of scholarly investigation. Conference participants violating these rules will be warned and may be expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We are further adopting many of the recommendations of the Linguistic Society of America's Committee on Gender Equity in Linguistics (formerly COSWL) and implementing them during NWAV50, including their code of conduct. We ask all conference participants to adhere to their recommendations and to visit their webpage for more resources and to provide feedback.

Equity in linguistics

Please look at these guidelines from the LSA's Committee on Gender Equity in Linguistics for how to use inclusive language to ensure the conference provides a welcoming environment for all.