We will be having a 1 hour virtual diversity and inclusion event at ICAPS 2020. The event will be broadly focused on the goal of increasing equitability and representation for groups marginalized and underrepresented within computer science. Diversity is intersectional and includes race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or presentation, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, marital or familial status, and disability.
In this social event, senior researchers from the community will make themselves available for an informal discussion with junior researchers. Each senior researcher will sit at a table (locations to be announced), and junior researchers are welcome to join any table with a free spot. No need to sign up, just show up and grab a virtual chair.
On the 3rd day of the main conference, all participants will replace their real name in the Gather virtual conference center with the name of a movie character. We will thus not know who we're about to meet!
Throughout the conference, there will be a scavenger hunt. The prize is to have your name announced as winner on the Web page. Your first challenge is to find the link to the scavenger hunt in the Gather virtual conference center!