To let ideas progress, and to network.
- Smart casual to semi-formal.
- Cordial but respectful.
- Interactive and lively.
- Our conferences gather theoreticians and practitioners who find a
4. Debate style:
Assertive but considerate of opposing views.
- Discussions are encouraged, quarrels are not.
- Our conferences encourage understanding across boundaries, be they
disciplinary, cultural, or other.
Some practices that are allowed in other conferences may not be accepted in
- Our conferences are not subsidized. Instead, they rely solely on the
registration fees and dues paid by conference participants.
- The public information given by TSCF on itself or on its conferences is
clear, and strives to be as exhaustive as possible. Applicants and
participants are expected to refer to this information as it will not be
- Conference participants are not consumers. TSCF is not a seller.
- Conference participation is not a right. It is dependent on acceptance by
TSCF and compliance with the conference regulations.
- Participation in conferences is constructive and helpful.
7. Community involvement:
- Conference participants are regarded as members of a community. They are
encouraged to stay in touch in the future within a larger TSCF constituency.
- Partial or intermittent conference attendance is not allowed.
- Persons accompanying conference participants are not admitted to the
8. Process coordination:
- Conference session schedules are strictly enforced.
- Participants are expected to communicate regularly with the
They must clear any problem with their email communication such as those
associated with spam filters.
9. Work division:
attend sessions, ask questions, and participate in discussions.
- Speakers report individually or collectively on the status of a subject.
- Discussants of paper or panel sessions summarize contributions, raise
provide comments and critiques that lead to discussions.
or panel session chairs introduce the speakers,
start and end the sessions in an orderly and timely manner, lead and
conclude the discussions, and report any encountered problem during their
- Moderators launch and lead roundtable discussion groups, and help these
groups produce results.
The conference chair and co-chairs are responsible for organizing the
conference, managing providers and support staff, and enforcing the
conference regulations. They may take measures to assure that appropriate
order and decorum are maintained throughout the conference.