The Marvin Center has a ramp entrance on I St. The main entrance, which has an elevator to the lobby, is on 21st St. The third entrance is on H St. and is only accessible via stairs.  Elevator access is available from the main lobby to all floors and all of the conference sessions will take place on the 3rd and 4th floors.

The DLE II All Gender restroom is located directly across from Marvin Center 301.

Diverse Lineages of Existentialism II: Accessibility, Presenting, and Moderating Guidelines

Thank you very much for taking part in this conference. The following guidelines are meant to encourage a spirit of intervention and inclusiveness. We’re hoping that this conference will be a welcoming and transformative place for every participant.

In the hope of creating a universally responsive climate, we ask all participants to please observe the following guidelines for accessibility:

Diverse Lineages of Existentialism II requests that conference participants refrain from wearing strong perfumes, colognes, or other fragrances for the benefit of attendees with multiple chemical

Presenters, please observe the following guidelines:

Prior to the conference please prepare to bring at least two large-print copies (16 pt or higher) of your presentation for other conference participants who might need

During your presentation please be responsive to other conference participants who are there for your Be alert to accessibility barriers that may become evident.

During your presentation please describe verbally any of its exclusively visual

Moderators, please observe the following guidelines:

All moderators will be sent email addresses for the members of your Please reach out to them prior to the conference and ask them to send you a brief biographical statement for this introduction so that you have them ready in advance. For regular panels with individual papers, Q and A should take place after each individual presentation unless the panelists have agreed in advance to have Q and A at the end.

Moderators are encouraged to begin panels by introducing They may also choose to offer a land acknowledgement such as the following: “Before we begin I would like to acknowledge the numerous Indigenous Algonkian-speaking peoples who live and lived in modern Washington, D.C. and its surrounding environs, including the Patowomeck, Piscataway, and Nacotchtank peoples. I’d like to acknowledge the legacies of violence, displacement, migration, and settlement that bring us together here today.” Please feel encouraged to alter this statement and open the panel in your own words.

Please arrive early to your panel so that you can determine whether anything needs Extra water bottles for the panelists will be stored underneath the speakers’ table if water bottles for the panelists (including the moderator) are not already on the table. We would appreciate it if you could set a bottle out for each member of the panel and if necessary make sure the speakers’ table is cleared off after each panel for the next session.

There will be a microphone and podium in every session that we would like every speaker to use if possible to make sure the presentation is accessible to everyone in the Please remember to remind presenters of the time, if needed (e.g. holding up a 2 minute warning  sign, etc.), according to a plan you establish with them in advance. We are especially grateful to you for helping with good time-keeping so that no presenter has less time for their presentation and Q and A than anyone else.

Please collect from each presenter the materials that need sharing such as print copies of each presentation and any other Please distribute materials on behalf of the presenters.

A stack of index cards will be available in each presentation room so that people who wish to do so can ask questions of presenters via index Please distribute these with other materials and invite people to pass them forward to you at the end of each presentation. As the Q and A(s) begins and throughout, take up index card questions (if there are any) and alternate them with questions people ask verbally.

Please help the presenters by monitoring their pace and You might need to ask someone to slow down a bit or try to project more loudly to those in attendance.


These guidelines have been drafted in consultation with the following:

The American Sociological Association Accessibility Resources

philoSOPHIA Accessibility Guidelines

Honor Native Land: A Guide and Call to Acknowledgment

Professor Akim Reinhardt, Department of History, Towson University