TACOS 2020 

 19th – 21st June 2020 in Heidelberg 

About TaCoS 2020

Following the summers of 2001, 2009 and 2016, we are hosting TaCoS for the fourth time in Heidelberg! We are excited to give you the opportunity to present your work, attent interesting workshops and talks, and to explore the postcard motive that is Heidelberg! For this year, we want to open the conference to linguists of all walks of life! What this will look like, we will announce shortly. Until then, no matter if you study translation studies, semantics or proto-germanic linguistics, mark the TaCoS 2020 in your calendar!
The conference languages are English and German. We will try to provide as many talks and workshops in English as possible, but we can not guarantee that there will be an English language talk at every time slot. If you need a sign language interpreter, get in touch with the conference team as soon as possible.


The TaCoS coordination team consists of Marinco Möbius, Trang Vu, Victor Zimmermann and Jennifer Mell. The conference is made possible through countless helpers working in committees and with their legs on the ground.

You can contact the organisation team at 2020@linguistik.computer


TaCoS 2020 is hosted by the Constituted Student Body of Heidelberg University.

Registration Reminder

If you want to be notified as soon as registration opens, you can use the form below. You will recieve exactly one email and we will delete all collected information afterward.


Code of Conduct


A primary goal of all the conferences and user groups that refer to this Code of Conduct is to be inclusive to the largest number of contributors, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and religion (or lack thereof).

This Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

We invite all those who participate in our events to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone.

Open [Source/Culture/Tech] Citizenship

A supplemental goal of this Code of Conduct is to increase open [source/culture/tech] citizenship by encouraging participants to recognize and strengthen the relationships between our actions and their effects on our community.

Communities mirror the societies in which they exist and positive action is essential to counteract the many forms of inequality and abuses of power that exist in society.

If you see someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming, friendly, and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, we want to know.

Expected Behavior

  • Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of this community.
  • Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
  • Attempt collaboration before conflict.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert community leaders if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.

Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant in our community online, at all related events and in one-on-one communications carried out in the context of community business. Community event venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.

Harassment includes: harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images (including presentation slides); inappropriate depictions of violence (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including sponsors and those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, the community organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning (and without refund in the case of a paid event).

If You Witness or Are Subject to Unacceptable Behavior

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a community organizer as soon as possible. You can find a list of organizers to contact for each of the supporters of this code of conduct at the bottom of this page. Additionally, community organizers are available to help community members engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behavior feel safe. In the context of in-person events, organizers will also provide escorts as desired by the person experiencing distress.

Addressing Grievances

If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify one of the event organizers with a concise description of your grievance. Your grievance will be handled in accordance with our existing governing policies.


We expect all community participants (contributors, paid or otherwise; sponsors; and other guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct in all community venues—online and in-person—as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to community business.

License and attribution

Our code of conduct has been heavily inspired by the Berlin Code of Conduct and is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license.


If you or your company want to sponsor this year's TaCoS, please email tacos2020@linguistik.computer. We are happy to make you an offer or work with you to come up with an individual solution!