ENCOURAGING POSITIVE IMPACTS
ACM SIGGRAPH Diversity & Inclusion Committee promotes diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and access. Diversity makes us more innovative, creative and leads to better decision-making, among all other positive impacts. We are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming space which celebrates diversity of people and content across all communities.
The Diversity and Inclusion Summit, hosted each year at SIGGRAPH since 2018, aims to turn the spotlight on how diversity and inclusion makes our communities, our industries and our teams stronger and on how we can make our world more inclusive and accessible.
This event is open to all who have registered for SIGGRAPH 2020 at any registration level.
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
We invite you to share your content (e.g. talks, panels) related to inclusion, diversity, equity and access at the Diversity and Inclusion Summit. We would love to see submissions addressing, but not limited to:
- Disability, inclusion and accessibility
- DEI tech (e.g. VR training)
- Employee activism and workers’ rights
- Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
- Education (fostering DEI in education)
- Global diversity practices
- Inclusion of caregivers in the workplace
- Legal agreements (e.g., arbitration clauses)
- Mental health in the workplace
- Mentorship and sponsorship
- Pay equity and pay equality
- Recruitment, retention, and advancement
- Resources and best practices for underrepresented groups
- Creating long term and lasting change for more inclusive work environments
- Retention of employees from underrepresented groups/ Creating a safer space at each career levels
- Allyship: How to be an ally and how to make allies
We value a diversity of speakers. We believe that representation matters and that there are significant benefits from hearing about diverse experiences and perspectives. We prioritize submissions with the participation of speakers from underrepresented backgrounds in Computer Graphics. We also welcome content sharing about intersectionality and or from people with intersectional experiences and identities.
COVID-19 Update: Concerns about the health and safety of conference participants as well as recent news that the Walter E. Washington Convention Center has been designated a future alternate care site during the COVID-19 pandemic make it impossible to host SIGGRAPH 2020 in Washington, D.C. as planned. With this development, we have decided to move to a virtual conference format. Details on this new virtual experience are in the works and we are confident that we will deliver a strong conference that celebrates this year’s advancements and achievements in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Rest assured, if your work is accepted and you are a registered contributor, you will have the opportunity to share your work.