Code of Conduct

Harassment and discrimination of any form will not be tolerated. If you wish to report harassment, suspect that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the organizing committee. Read more about our code of conduct here.

Inclusivity Statement

The committee for AbGradCon2024 is devoted to ensuring that this conference is inclusive of all genders, sexualities, races, ethnicities, disabilities, and all other backgrounds. We believe that representing a large spectrum of perspectives and backgrounds will lead to an enriched scientific community. We strive to build a community that is respectful and accepting of all, and AbGradCon2024 will be at the forefront of this initiative. There is no place for discrimination within our science and collaborations.

Land Acknowledgement 

The committee for AbGradCon2024 acknowledges Cornell University and therefore this conference is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó:nǫɁ (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó:nǫɁ are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York state, and the United States of America. We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó:nǫɁ dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó:nǫɁ people, past and present, to these lands and waters.

This land acknowledgment has been reviewed and approved by the traditional Gayogo̱hó:nǫɁ leadership.

In addition to the Gayogo̱hó:nǫɁ land acknowledgment but separate from it, the AIISP faculty would like to emphasize: Cornell's founding was enabled in the course of a national genocide by the sale of almost one million acres of stolen Indian land under the Morrill Act of 1862. To date the university has neither officially acknowledged its complicity in this theft nor has it offered any form of restitution to the hundreds of Native communities impacted. For additional information, see the Cornell University and Indigenous Dispossession website.