RE: Trigger Warnings

Hi all!

We’ve received a great question about how to incorporate content warnings and notes into your presentation materials for this–and any–conference. Here are our suggestions:

We’re asking folks to include content notes (written and verbal) at the beginning of any presentation that may include triggering content, then allowing a few moments for folks who may need to take a break or not be present to leave without disrupting your presentation. 

If you plan on using slides, a slide dedicated to listing this information is appropriate. On written copies, a brief note at the top of the document works as well,

e.g. Content Warning: suicide, self-harm, etc.

I would also avoid any graphic images or descriptions of these and/or related behaviors in the content of the presentation.