Affinity Workshop

Queer in AI Workshop

Arjun Subramonian · Sharvani Jha · Vishakha Agrawal · Juan Pajaro Velasquez · MaryLena Bleile · Michelle Julia Ng


Queer in AI’s demographic survey reveals that most queer scientists in our community do not feel completely welcome in conferences and their work environments, with the main reasons being a lack of queer community and role models. Over the past years, Queer in AI has worked towards these goals, yet we have observed that the voices of marginalized queer communities - especially transgender, non-binary folks and queer BIPOC folks - have been neglected. The purpose of this workshop is to highlight issues that these communities face by featuring talks and panel discussions on the inclusion of non-Western non-binary identities; and Black, Indigenous, and Pacific Islander non-cis folks.

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Tue 8:00 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Gender Across Cultures (Panel Discussion)  link » Sharvani Jha, Shubha Chacko, Umut Pajaro Velasquez
Tue 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Small-Group Discussion: Gender Across Cultures (Discussion)  link » Sharvani Jha
Tue 1:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
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Land Acknowledgement, Overview of Demographic Survey, Queer in AI Initiatives, Code of Conduct

Code of conduct:

Arjun Subramonian
Tue 1:10 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Advocating for Trans Inclusive Name Change Policies and Practices in Academic Publishing (Talk)  link » Tess Tanenbaum
Tue 2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Non-Binary Representation in AI (Talk)  link » Lelia Marie Hampton
Tue 2:35 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
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Code of conduct:

MaryLena Bleile, Arjun Subramonian
Tue 3:10 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Intersectionality Gathering & Community Storytelling Session (Talk)  link » Elia Ovalle
Tue 4:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Creating safer spaces for trans and non-binary folks (Panel Discussion)  link » Umut Pajaro Velasquez, Fernanda Carles, Belén Giménez B Giménez, Kendra Albert
Tue 4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Small-Group Discussion: Creating safer spaces for trans and non-binary folks (Discussion)  link » Umut Pajaro Velasquez