POPL 2022 will host several events focused on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can register for any of these events during registration by marking the appropriate boxes, but is not required for attendance. We hope to see you there!

Please contact Jennifer Paykin (jpaykin@gmail.com) with questions.

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

Women@POPL Lunch

The Women@POPL lunch will be held on Wednesday January 19 with the goal of bringing together women in the POPL community, building relationships, and informal networking.

Lunch will be served in the conference hotel in a private area separate from the main lunchroom. Anyone who identifies as a woman at POPL is welcome, including students, post-docs, faculty, and industry professionals.

LGBTQ@POPL Lunch

The LGBTQ@POPL lunch will be held on Thursday January 20 with the goal of bringing together members of the LGBTQ+ community and provide opportunities for networking and community building.

Lunch will be served in the conference hotel in a private area separate from the main lunchroom. Anyone who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ+ community at POPL is welcome, including students, post-docs, faculty, and industry professionals.

Mentoring Breakfasts

POPL will also include two morning mentoring events over breakfast.

Mentoring for junior faculty: Thursday, January 20, 8-9am.

Junior faculty can connect with peers at a similar or more senior career stage, for a low-pressure atmosphere to help build one’s support group and receive mentorship.

Mentoring for senior PhD students and postdocs: Friday, January 21, 8-9am

PL researchers applying for jobs can connect with faculty and industry researchers to get career advice.

ShutdownPL

Anti-Black racism is sustained by systems of discrimination that are pervasive across our society, and academic spaces are no exception.

Inspired by the recent #ShutDownSTEM movement and in response to the continued violence against Black people in the United States, #ShutdownPL @ POPL ’22 will offer a safe space to collaborate and take action against racism and systems of oppression in the programming languages community.

#ShutdownPL @ POPL ’22 will comprise two events:

  1. A keynote by Dr. Brittany Johnson-Matthews, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at George Mason University.
  2. A discussion to plan concrete steps that we can take individually and as a community to combat anti-Black racism.

Our goal is to enact positive change via concrete planning and action, and we’re very excited to work with you toward that end.

These events will be held during lunch on Friday, January 21.

We’ll also have a table in the conference lobby; please stop by to say hi and learn more about our efforts, and be sure to follow us on Twitter @ShutdownPL!

Questions? Use the POPL Diversity, Equity and Inclusion contact form.