2023 International Multispecies Methods Research Symposium: Intuitive Interspecies Communication

May 8-12th, 2023 (2-5hr/day, online)


Registration for the 2023 Symposium opens in January, 2023. To put your name on the list to be notified when registration opens for the 2023 Symposium, click on the button below:

Key deadlines: 

  • See below for details to make a submission;
  • Registration opens mid-January, 2023;
  • Abstracts (300-word summaries) due January 20th, 2023 (You do not have to make a submission to attend the symposium);
  • Notification of acceptance on or before Feb. 15th
  • Complete papers/presentations due March 30, 2023;
  • Pre-viewing materials available April 8

Whether you're are a professional, scholar, or animal care provider, we encourage you to consider making a submission. This transdiscplinary event brings together researchers and practitioners who may be interested in working together for inquiry into IIC, it implications, processes, practices, and ethical applications. 

About the Symposium

Have you ever wondered what an animal1 or other more-than-human being was trying to tell you?

Following on the success of last year's symposium, we invite you to join us for five days of knowledge sharing, idea generation and community building with scholars, Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, animal care providers and practitioners of intuitive interspecies communication (IIC): the exchange of information between humans and other animals without the need for cues normally associated with communication (e.g. sound, sight, smell, etc.). 

As this practice is a relatively new area of dedicated academic study, symposium organizers want attendees to know that this forum will neither prove nor disprove that interspecies communication is occurring. Rather, this is an opportunity for interested individuals, practitioners and academics to engage in thoughtful and productive dialogue about IIC.

1for simplicity of language, we use the word ‘animal’ to represent animals who are other-than-human.

Who is this for?  

This event will be of interest to those who are seeking to more deeply understand interspecies communication, including researchers, animal care practitioners and caretakers, animal and interspecies communicators, conservation practitioners and educators. 

This event is hosted at the University of Saskatchewan, which is located on Treaty 6 territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respect to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. We also thank the many plants, animals and other beings for their support of this work.

Aims

  • Scholarly exploration and deeper understanding of intuitive interspecies communication (IIC);
  • Catalyze novel partnerships and grow an international network of IIC research;
  • Develop new research questions, directions, teams, discussion groups across diverse areas of inquiry and disciplines.

Program Highlights

  • Pre-viewing research on the practice of intuitive interspecies communication as practiced by professional animal communicators (including in-progress work)
  • Keynotes by established researchers and innovative practitioners
  • Panel presentations on highly relevant topics of interest
  • Sample interspecies consultation with a professional animal communicator
  • Small group dialogues based on participant interest (e.g. ethics; intercultural implications; a particular research approach; a proposed study)
  • Networking opportunities with scholars, animal communicators, and animal care providers. 

We will continue to update this page as details about the 2023 Symposium are finalized. 

2023 Call for Submissions

The precarity of this time demands a radical shift in human activity and reorientation toward the bio-systems that sustain us. Many individuals from all walks of life are recognizing that they can communicate with the natural world, and are using these skills to reorient relations and solve practical problems. Innovative methods to directly engage animal voice and agency are called for, being developed, and remembered (Barrett et al., 2021; Buller, 2015; Erickson et al, 2016; McInnis et al., 2019; Sepie, 2017; Wijngaarden, accepted). We refer to this interspecies engagement as intuitive interspecies communication (IIC): the exchange of information between humans and other animals (and beings, such as plants) without the need for outward physical cues normally associated with communication (e.g. sound, sight, smell, etc.). 

As we continue to learn and develop this field of study focusing on IIC, a diversity of perspectives are critical. Whether you are a researcher, IIC practitioner (e.g. animal communicator),  or animal care provider, we invite you to consider making a submission and contribute to this growing transdisciplinary field of study. This year we particularly welcome submissions that build understanding of the processes of doing, studying or teaching IIC as well as those which provide insight into tricky places in the IIC field: areas that require further reflection, and investigation.

  • In the Submission Instructions section below, you will find more information and guidance on formats for submissions.
  • In the Topics for Submission section you will find suggestions for submission topics.
  • In the Tips section we provide more guidance for developing submissions. 
  • In the Important Notes include a recap and some additional points.

If you have any questions about the submission process, or would like to discuss a submission idea, we encourage you to email us at: multispecies.symposium@usask.ca

References:

Barrett, M. J., Hinz, V., Wijngaarden, V., & Lovrod, M. (2021). Speaking with other animals through intuitive interspecies communication: Towards cognitive and interspecies justice. In A. Hovorka, S. McCubbin, & L. VanPatter (Eds.), A research agenda for animal geographies (pp. 149–166). UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Buller, H. (2015). Animal geographies II: Methods. Progress in Human Geography, 39(3), 374–384. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309132514527401

Erickson, D. L., Ph, D., Fisher, D., Woelk, B., Buckner, W., Ed, D., & Ashley, C. (2016). A mixed methods study of telepathic interspecies communication with therapeutic riding horses and their recovering wounded veteran partners. NeuroQuantology, 14(2), 404-427.   https://doi.org/10.14704/nq.2016.14.2.953

McGinnis, A., Kincaid, A., Barrett, M. J., Ham, C., & Community Elders Research Advisory Group (2019). Strengthening Animal-Human Relationships as a Doorway to Indigenous Holistic WellnessEcopsychology, 11(3), 162–173. https://doi.org/10.1089/eco.2019.0003

Sepie, A. (2017). More than Stories, More than Myths: Animal/Human/Nature(s) in Traditional Ecological Worldviews. Humanities, 6(4), 78. https://doi.org/10.3390/h6040078
Wijngaarden, V. (accepted, 2022). Interviewing animals through animal communicators: Potentials of intuitive interspecies communication for multispecies methods. Society and Animals.

We invite submissions in the following formats:

  • Pre-recorded presentations (up to 15 minutes)
  • Papers (up to 3000 words)
  • Poster + mini-presentation (a poster with a 7-10 minute recorded overview)
  • Artistic works 
  • Note:
    • You may also combine formats (e.g. provide a video and paper or visual art with a video introduction).
    • If you have a paper that requires more than 3000 words, or a format that doesn't fit those suggested, please email us with details at multispecies.symposium@usask.ca

The submission process is broken into 2 stages.

Stage 1

Stage 1 involves submitting an abstract (300 word summary) of your proposed presentation, paper, poster or artwork. Abstracts must be submitted via an online form, which will be available here shortly. A PDF version of the online form from last year's symposium is available for your reference here.

This abstract will be reviewed by a committee to determine its relevance to IIC. To be accepted, and proceed to stage 2, a submission must be directly connected to Intuitive Interspecies communication (IIC). Once your abstract has been accepted by the review committee, you will be notified by email and can proceed to preparing your final submission (Stage 2). 

A short list of tips may be useful to help with your abstract submission process.

Stage 2

Stage 2 involves submitting your complete presentation, paper, poster or artwork. If your submission is accepted, you will be provided with a link to an online form to upload your submission and confirm contact and other relevant information. 

Your final submission will be shared with symposium attendees on an online platform which opens a month before the symposium and will remain open for a period of time after the event. This will support international dialogue and accomodate viewing across the world.  Submissions will not be presented during the symposium meeting (May 8-12) but provide important background for breakout group discussions and collective learning.

Important Dates

  • January 20th, 2023 - Abstracts (300-word summaries) due
  • February 15th, 2023 - Notification of acceptance on or before this date
  • March 30th, 2023 - Final submissions due

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out at: multispecies.symposium@usask.ca

Topics may be related to, but not exclusive of the following: 

Reflections of Research and Practice:

  • Issues of validity and accuracy
  • Ethics, confidentiality and consent
  • Challenges and tricky places: Issues that challenge you in research or application of IIC. These may or may not include resolutions.

Research Studies and Proposed Studies:

  • In-process and completed studies
  • Methods and methodological successes, dilemmas, appications 
  • For graduate students who submit study proposals, we welcome (short versions of) your study proposals and commit to at least one scholar doing a close read and commenting on your proposed plan.

Practitioners Perspectives:

  • Case studies (see templates for ideas)
  • Lived experiences of IIC (e.g. overcoming barriers and blocks; moving from occasional to consistent communication, etc.)
  • Challenges and tricky places
  • Other ideas and issues from a practitioners' perspective (feel free to email us to discuss submission ideas, or answer questions you may have)

Theoretical, Conceptual and Artistic Works:

  • Sky is the limit here

Beyond Animals

  • Many IIC practitioners also engage in communication with more-than-human beings beyond animals, for example, with plants. We welcome submissions that make direct connections between these 'beyond animals' communication practices and IIC with animals 

Preparing your abstract
A short list of tips may be useful to help with your abstract submission process.

Preparing your final submission
We have listed some resources here that may be helpful when preparing your final submission.

Case study templates
For those who are interested in submitting a case study, these templates will be useful. 

  • You do not have to make a submission to attend the symposium.
  • Submissions will not be presented at the symposium but will be available to all participants for pre-viewing in early April.
  • A portal and instructions for uploading submissions will be provided once acceptance notices are sent out.
  • You must register for the symposium separately from making a submission. Registration opens in mid-January.
  • If you have a paper the requires more than 3000 words, or a format that doesn't fit those suggested, please email us with details at: multispecies.symposium@usask.ca 
  • To purchase access to last year's (May 2022) symposium materials, please email us at multispecies.symposium@usask.ca.  

2022 Symposium Materials

The first Multispecies Methods Research Symposium focusing on IIC took place in May, 2022 with over 240 registrants. You can find details from this highly successful event below:

2022 Keynote Speakers
2022 Opening and Closing Presenters
2022 Event Background
2022 Call for Submissions
2022 Event Schedule
2022 Planning Team
 

Please email multispecies.symposium@usask.ca for access to the 2022 Symposium materials. This includes accepted papers and presentation submissions and recordings of keynote presentations.

2022 Keynote Speakers

Michael Yellow Bird, MSW, PhD, is Dean and Professor of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba. He is an enrolled member of the MHA Nation (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara) in North Dakota, USA. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles, book chapters, research reports, and the co-editor of four books: For Indigenous Eyes Only: The Decolonization Handbook, 2005; For Indigenous Minds Only: A Decolonization Handbook, 2012; Indigenous Social Work around the World: towards Culturally Relevant Education and Practice, 2008; and Decolonizing Social Work, 2013. 

The title of his talk is Rez Dog Chronicles

Rosalyn Berne, Ph.D, is a professor, ethics scholar, equine empath, and author of many articles and five published books including a near-term science fiction novel, two academic works on ethics, and two books which document her own personal experiences of intuitive interspecies communication: When the Horse Whisper and Waking to Beauty.

Dr. Berne will share the inception and evolution of her experiences of intuitive interspecies communication, including her direct experiences communicating with animals and the moral compass she uses to guide such encounters. She will also share how these experiences have begun to shape her scholarship, and how as a professor of engineering ethics, she is using interspecies communication as a foundation for an academic inquiry into human and planetary wellness. This work is inspired by the hope that if the capacity of human and non-human animal communication can be established as experientially valid, and the connection it represents can be shown to be of value in the dominant, technological culture, then that knowledge could redirect human activity into more deeply attending to an ethical responsibility for the non-human animals of the planet. For more details click here.

Dr. Cara Gubbins began conducting scientific research as a high school student. She holds a PhD  in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology and has published her research on dolphin ecology and behavior in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Cara and her research have been featured on BBC, the Discovery Channel, CNN and National Geographic Specials. In 2012, Cara returned to graduate school and completed an MA in Spiritual Psychology with an emphasis in Consciousness, Health and Healing. For over a decade she has been a professional animal communicator and animal communication instructor for clients around the world. She is author of 5 books spanning the topics of natural history of animals, animal communication, and personal growth. Each year, she hosts the Animal Communicator and Healer online summit, bringing together thousands of animal communicators from all over the world. 

In her keynote presentation, Dr. Cara Gubbins will share her perspective on the history and future of the field, highlighting the need for scientific collaboration, documentation, and study. For more details click here.

2022 Opening and Closing Presenters

Joseph Naytowhow is a gifted nehiyaw (Woodlands/Plains Cree halfbreed) storyteller and ceremonialist from the Sturgeon Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan. As a child, Joseph was influenced by his grandparents. His grandfather was a ceremonial leader and part of the nehiyaw hunting tradition. His grandmother was a herbalist and healer.

Joseph will open the event by providing some context for this work, call for guidance from the ancestors, and may offer an honour song.

Photo credit: Tenille Campbell

Cheryl L’Hirondelle (Cree/Halfbreed; German/Polish): interdisciplinary artist, singer-songwriter, thinker! Her family roots and connection to land are from Papaschase First Nation / amiskwaciy wāskahikan (Edmonton) and Kikino Metis Settlement, AB. Her interdisciplinary work investigates and articulates a dynamism of nēhiyawin (Cree worldview) in contemporary time-place to create immersive environments towards ‘radical inclusion’ and decolonisation.

As a songwriter, L’Hirondelle’s focus is on both sharing nēhiyawēwin (Cree language) and Indigenous and contemporary song-forms and personal narrative songwriting as methodologies toward survivance. Cheryl has exhibited and performed nationally and internationally and is the recipient the 2021 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Art. She is currently a PhD candidate at SMARTlab/University College Dublin.

Cheryl will gift us with the song “gchi miigwech maskihkiya”. Written in 2 languages - Anishnaabemowin and nēhiyawēwin, the song was inspired by Robin Wall Kimmerer’s book Braiding Sweetgrass where she states “the plants have their own stories and their own songs.” 

Photo credit: River Soma.

An early leader in the field of contemporary intuitive interspecies communication, Penelope Smith is well-known across the world as a teacher and role model for those who are learning, re-learning or awakening their ability to intuitively communicate with animals. Her book Animal Talk has been republished at least 8 times and translated into over 15 different languages. She is the author of the 'Code of Ethics for Interspecies Telepathic Communicators' originally published in 1990 in Species Link: The Journal of Interspecies Telepathic Communication.

Penelope will be joining the symposium and close the event by providing translations from intuitive communications with animals.

2022 - Background

The precarity of this time demands a radical shift in human activity and reorientation toward the bio-systems that sustain us. Innovative methods to directly engage animal voice and agency are called for, being developed, and remembered (Barrett et al., 2021a; Buller, 2015; Erickson et al, 2016; McInnis et al., 2019; Wijngaarden, accepted). This international, online symposium focuses on the practice of intuitive interspecies communication (IIC) as practiced by professional animal communicators. Using a wide range of intuitive methods, animal communication practitioners (ACs) experience two-way communicative exchanges with non-human animals – both domestic and wild. This includes “an exchange of visceral feelings, emotions, mental impressions and thoughts, embodied sensations of touch, smell, taste, sound, as well as visuals in the mind’s eye. While these exchanges can occur when in direct physical proximity to the animal, they can also occur over great distances and without the need for visual, auditory, olfactory, voice or other cues that humans normally associate with direct interactive communication” (Barrett et al., 2021a, p. 151). Many who work as animal communicators have been spontaneously communicating with animals since childhood, while others have developed their capacities as adults. In practice, IIC facilitates opportunities for deeper understandings across species and, with the help of skilled practitioners, engages with animals as active partners.

Working in-person or at a distance, ACs are frequently called upon to provide information to an animal, help resolve challenging health and behavioural problems, and strengthen human-animal communication, understanding and partnerships. On a broader scale, IIC has also been identified as a possible lever for transformative change for species in crisis, including, or perhaps especially, humans (Barrett et al., 2021b). These practices “share some epistemological, ontological and axiological similarities with interspecies communication in Indigenous contexts (Deloria, 2006)” yet IIC is not limited to Indigenous peoples (Barrett et al., 2021a, p. 150). IIC is carried out by individuals across many cultures and walks of life and it has been shown to be able to be enhanced with practice. A common thread involves interacting with other species in less anthropocentric ways than is supported by dominant, pervasive paradigms that guide much current thinking and action.

Barrett, M. J., Hinz, V., Wijngaarden, V., & Lovrod, M. (2021a). Speaking with other animals through intuitive interspecies communication: Towards cognitive and interspecies justice. In A. Hovorka, S. McCubbin, & L. VanPatter (Eds.), A research agenda for animal geographies (pp. 149–166). UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Barrett, M.J., Hoessler, C. Seel, K., Wall, C., Jackson, J. (2021b). Pathways to post-anthropocentric ways of knowing and being: Learning from professional animal communicators’ journeys beyond human exceptionalism.

Buller, H. (2015). Animal geographies II: Methods. Progress in Human Geography, 39(3), 374–384. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309132514527401

Erickson, D. L., Ph, D., Fisher, D., Woelk, B., Buckner, W., Ed, D., & Ashley, C. (2016). A mixed methods study of telepathic interspecies communication with therapeutic riding horses and their recovering wounded veteran partners. NeuroQuantology, 14(2), 404–427. https://doi.org/10.14704/nq.2016.14.2.953

McGinnis, A., Kincaid, A., Barrett, M. J., Ham, C., & Community Elders Research Advisory Group (2019). Strengthening Animal-Human Relationships as a Doorway to Indigenous Holistic Wellness. Ecopsychology, 11(3), 162–173. https://doi.org/10.1089/eco.2019.0003

Wijngaarden, V. (accepted, 2022). Interviewing animals through animal communicators: Potentials of intuitive interspecies communication for multispecies methods. Society and Animals.

2022 - Call for Submissions - (Consider Submitting for 2023)

Submission is a two-stage process, including first, submission of a short summary (abstract), followed by a more developed presentation or paper in early May. The symposium committee invites the following types of submissions with direct connections to Intuitive Interspecies communication (IIC):

  • Case studies of IIC Applications 
  • Research Studies
  • Practitioners' Perspectives on Issues or Experiences in the Field
  • Conceptual or Theoretical Perspectives
  • Other (please specify in submission portal)

Topics may be related to, but not exclusive of the following topics: 

  • Ethical implications of using IIC
  • Examining the human-nature dualism through the lens of IIC
  • Impacts of engaging with IIC - on humans
  • Impacts of engaging with IIC - on animals
  • Asking an animal for consent
  • Processes for establishing a connection with an animal
  • Specific strategies and approaches for communicating with wildlife
  • Grappling with doubt and what constitutes evidence
  • IIC and efforts to engage animal’s subjective experiences 
  • IIC methods, approaches or explanations
  • Interdisciplinary synergies and contributions (e.g. cognition, neuroscience, education, transpersonal psychology, Indigneous studies, sociology, natural resource management, social work, veterinary practice, intersectional analysis)
  • Studying IIC – what research methods and paradigms are appropriate?
  • Issues of validity and accuracy
  • Future of the profession
  • Expressing the experience: in-depth description of what you experience during a communication
  • Who is responding? Scope of possibilities and probabilities
  • Metaphors and explanations: how to describe and explain IIC
  • Case studies: examples of communications, and what happened as a result (domestic and wild animals)
  • Case studies of applications with partner organizations (e.g. SPCA, Zoos, Veterinarians etc.)
  • Case Studies: other - what did you do? how did it turn out?
  • Implications of IIC related to: 
    • Rights of Nature movements
    • Epistemological pluralism 
    • Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples
    • Human-animal bond
    • Animal care and well-being
    • Standards of practice (for professional ACs)
    • Cognitive justice
    • etc.
  • Methodologies for researching IIC 

*Note: Researchers working within universities must have appropriate ethical approval. If making a submission from outside a university, if your submission includes individuals other than yourself, be sure to get permission or appropriately anonymize your submission so that participants and/or partner organization is not identifiable.

* Click here for a copy of details that will be requested in the abstract submission portal. 

This is a two-stage process. Stage 1 consists of an approx. 350-word abstract that is reviewed by the committee. In Stage 2 accepted submissions will be invited to submit a full paper or presentation in one of the following formats:

  • Written submission (1000-3000 words, plus references and abstract)
  • 12-minute pre-recorded oral presentation

Have the following information ready when you submit your abstract:

  • Title
  • Author(s) and contact information
  • Intended audience (who would most benefit from your paper)
  • Type of submission: Case study, research paper, perspective piece
  • Approx. 350 words describing the substance and focus of the paper in a way that conveys the central message or findings and relevant context (as appropriate to the submission type).

Up to 6 key words that best describe the content and focus of your submission

*Click here for a copy of complete details that will be requested in the abstract submission portal. 

  • You do not have to make a submission to attend the symposium.
  • Submissions will not be presented at the symposium but will be available to all participants for pre-viewing. A portal and instructions for uploading submissions will be provided once acceptance notices are sent out.
  • You must register for the symposium separately from making a submission. 

 

2022 Event Schedule

To support intersectoral engagement and partnership building, we ask registrants to provide a brief bio and, if desired, information on publications and where participants can find out more about their research and/or practice.  Please have this information ready at the time of registration.

This information will be compiled and available to participants in the symposium pre-viewing platform,  accessible via a link provided to all registrants and symposium organizers. Please only include information you are willing to have shared.

*If the fee is a barrier to participation, please contact us at multispecies.symposium@usask.ca

2022 - Planning team

M.J. Barrett, PhD

Avantika Mathur-Balendra

Carolyn Hoessler, PhD

Darlene Chalmers, PhD University of Regina, Faculty of Social Work

Colleen Dell, PhD University of Saskatchewan, Department of Sociology

Megan Evans, Communications Specialist, University of Saskatchewan

Viktoria Hinz, Doctoral Candidate, University of Saskatchewan

Joseph Naytowhow, Plains/Woodland Cree (nehiyaw) Traditional Knowledge Keeper and Research Collaborator

USASK Media Production

Brittany Eberle

Katie Chernick

Sydney Kuppenbender

Code of Conduct

The goal of this symposium is to create a respectful space for all to engage in dialogue focused on intuitive interspecies communication (IIC).

The International Multispecies Methods Research Symposium: Shifting Paradigms in Human-Animal Relations is intended for a diverse audience of researchers, practitioners and other individuals interested in intuitive interspecies communication – often known as “animal communication” in lay terms.

We value the participation of each registrant and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the symposium events.

To make clear what is expected, all delegates/attendees, speakers, organizers and volunteers at the International Multispecies Methods Research Symposium: Shifting Paradigms in Human-Animal Relations are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. 

 International Multispecies Methods Research Symposium: Shifting Paradigms in Human-Animal Relations is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion or species. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. 

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Avoidance of colonizing language is requested. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks and small breakout rooms. 

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for International Multispecies Methods Research Symposium: Shifting Paradigms in Human-Animal Relations

Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the symposium without a refund at the sole discretion of the event organizers. 

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact: 

We will be happy to assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the sympoisum. We value your attendance. 

Attendee Procedure for Handling Harassment

This procedure has been adopted from the Ada Initiative's guide titled "Conference anti-harassment/Responding to Reports” and PyCon 2017’s policy.

  1. Contact staff personnel (Avantika Mathur-Balendra) (info below). The staff will also be prepared to handle the incident. All of our staff members are informed of the code of conduct policy and guide for handling harassment at the conference. There will be a mandatory virtual staff meeting prior to the conference when this will be reiterated as well.
  2. Report the harassment incident (preferably in writing) to Avantika- all reports are confidential.
  3. When reporting the event to staff, try to gather as much information as available, but do not interview people about the incident - Staff will assist you in writing the report/collecting information.
  4. The important information consists of:
  • Identifying information (name) of the participant doing the harassing
  • The behavior that was in violation
  • The approximate time of the behavior (if different than the time the report was made)
  • The circumstances surrounding the incident
  • Other people involved in the incident

The staff is well informed on how to deal with the incident and how to further proceed with the situation.

If everyone is presently physically safe, staff will involve law enforcement or security only at a victim's request. If you do feel your safety in jeopardy please do not hesitate to contact local law enforcement by dialing 911. If you do not have a cell phone, you can use any hotel phone or simply ask a staff member.

All reports should be made directly to:

Avantika Mathur-Balendra:  avantika.mathur@usask.ca

This Code of Conduct was forked from the PyCon 2017 Code of Conduct which was forked from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers which is under a Creative Commons Zero license. Conference Code of Conduct is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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