POPL 2023 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 this is not required for attendance. We hope to see you there! Everyone is welcome at any of these events.
These events include:
- Networking and community building lunches for underrpresented minorities and members of the LGBTQ communities.
- W@POPL dinner for women in the POPL community.
- Mentoring breakfasts for junior faculty and senior PhD students and postdocs.
Wed 18 Jan
Thu 19 Jan
There will be two mentoring breakfasts at POPL this year, to help junior members of the community build their support network and receive advice from more senior colleagues. Anyone interested in receiving or providing mentorship is welcome to attend either breakfast. Both events are free, and can be registered for when registering for the main conference. The times for both events will be announced soon.
This breakfast is intended for researchers who are looking for career advice from faculty and industrial researchers. This event is open to anyone who is on the job market or plans to be so soon.
This breakfast is intended for new and soon-to-be faculty who are looking for advice from more established faculty on all aspects of academic life: e.g., grant writing, advising students, teaching, etc.
The W@POPL dinner aims to connect women in the POPL community, including researchers, developers, faculty, post-docs and students. It is intended to celebrate achievements, small and big, and provide a low-pressure atmosphere to foster building one’s support group.
The W@POPL dinner will be held at:
MJ O’Connor’s Park Plaza
27 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02216
Board Game Night
The URM@POPL Board Game Night is an informal social activity for members of populations that have been historically underrepresented in the POPL community, including women, African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. As with the other DEI events, the goal of this informal lunch is to foster connections in a relaxed social setting.
The event will be held in a private room at the Knight Moves Board Game Cafe in Coolidge Corner:
1402 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02446
The cafe is a short (~20 minute) ride on the Green Line from the conference hotel. The event is free for all attendees thanks to the generous support of the conference sponsors.
There will be two lunches targeted specifically to underrepresented groups of the POPL community. The goal of both lunches is to bring together members of these groups in order to building relationships and informally network. Further details on both events will be posted here as more information becomes available.
The URM@POPL lunch is meant to bring together members of populations that have been historically underrepresented in the POPL community, including women, African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. The goal of this informal lunch is to foster relationships, and promote informal networking.
The lunch will be held in the main lunchroom, with reserved tables for the participants.
The LGBTQ@POPL lunch will be held 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.
Code of Conduct
The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the aims and goals of SIGPLAN; these require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group, that fosters dignity, understanding, and mutual respect, and that embraces diversity. For these reasons, SIGPLAN is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience, and abides by the ACM Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment.
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.
We expect all participants in ACM activities to abide by this policy in all venues, including ancillary events and unofficial social gatherings:
- 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.
Unacceptable at any ACM activity is:
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.
Discriminatory Harassment: Any conduct that discriminates or denigrates an individual on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, citizenship, nationality, age, sexual or gender identity, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law in the location where the ACM activity takes place.
Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal/physical conduct of a sexual nature. Examples include (but are not limited to):
- 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;
Alert community leaders if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this policy, even if they seem inconsequential.
Unacceptable behaviors include, but are not limited to:
- intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant in ACM activities, at all related events and in one-on-one communications carried out in the context of ACM activities;
- offensive, degrading, humiliating, harmful, or prejudicial verbal or written comments or visual images related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age, appearance, or other personal characteristics; unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal/physical conduct of a sexual nature;
- inappropriate or gratuitous use of nudity, sexual images, or stereotyped images including using an activity-related communication channel to display or distribute sexually explicit or otherwise offensive or discriminatory images or messages;
- deliberate intimidation, stalking or following;
- harassing photography or recording;
- sustained disruption of talks or other events;
- unwelcome and uninvited attention or contact;
- physical assault (including unwelcome touch or groping);
- real or implied threat of physical harm;
- real or implied threat of professional or financial damage or harm.
Harassment can occur when there is no deliberate intention to offend. Be careful in the words that you choose. Harassment committed in a joking manner or disguised as a compliment still constitutes unacceptable behavior. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you.
If a participant in an ACM activity engages in prohibited behavior, ACM reserves the right to take any action ACM deems appropriate. ACM reserves the right to:
- remove an individual from any ACM activity without warning or refund; prohibit an individual from participating in future ACM activities, including publishing in ACM publications;
- exclude an individual from ACM leadership positions;
- exclude any individual from deriving other benefits from ACM activities; suspend or terminate membership in ACM.
Such sanctions may be applied regardless of whether or not the offender is a member of ACM.
Appropriate sanctions also will be taken toward any individual who knowingly makes a false allegation of harassment.
Any individual who experiences harassment (as described above) at any ACM activity should follow the Procedures for Reporting Unacceptable Behavior.