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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
This page will be updated as more information becomes available.
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.
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.
POPL will also include two morning mentoring events over breakfast.
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.
PL researchers applying for jobs can connect with faculty and industry researchers to get career advice.
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 feature a keynote by Dr. Brittany Johnson-Matthews, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at George Mason University.
Our goal is to enact positive change via concrete planning and action, and we’re very excited to work with you toward that end.
Note that ShutdownPL is an online-only event.
Wed 19 Jan
10:00 - 10:20
Thu 20 Jan
08:00 - 09:00
Fri 21 Jan
08:00 - 09:00
12:30 - 13:30
|Designing and Developing for the Black ExperienceRemote
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Brittany Johnson George Mason University
Code of Conduct
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Conference participants violating these standards may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference, at the discretion of the conference organizers. Conference organizers are requested to report serious incidents to the SIGPLAN Vice Chair.
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- Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions;
- 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 policy, even if they seem inconsequential.
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Abuse: Any action directed at an individual that (a) interferes substantially with that person’s participation; or (b) causes that person to fear for his/her personal safety. This includes threats, intimidation, bullying, stalking, or other types of abuse.
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- unwelcome advances or propositions, particularly when one individual has authority over the other;
- inappropriate touching of an individual’s body; degrading or humiliating comments about an individual’s appearance;
- using an activity-related communication channel to display or distribute sexually explicit images or messages;
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