Developing a System of Accountability at Plant Conferences

Personal safety and freedom from harassment & discrimination at conferences have been identified as major concerns, particularly amongst people who experience significant intersections of oppression. Furthermore, clear systems of accountability are needed to address occurrences of harm. As first steps, The NSF-funded ROOT & SHOOT Research Coordination Network has arranged for onsite Conference Ombuds services at three 2023 summer plant conferences, and is beginning to work towards systems of accountability based on principles of restorative justice.