AAAI-21 Call for Diversity and Inclusion Activities

February 2-9, 2021

Call for Proposals

Important Dates

  • September 28, 2020: Electronic submissions due
  • October 30, 2020: Notification of acceptance or rejection

Participation in AI by groups that are underrepresented in computer science is a fraction of what is needed to have an AI workforce that reflects the diversity in society. Diversity has many facets, including race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and cultural background.

We would like to invite submissions of proposals for activities that will help broaden participation in the AI field. Activities can range from meetings for specific groups, to panels, workshops to discuss the situation and propose changes, reports on outreach activities, and more.

The proposals should be short (2 pages, pdf) and should address the following:

  1. What activity is proposed and its specific objectives
  2. Who will be the chair of the activity
  3. What is the target audience (academics, industry, graduate students, undergraduate students, etc)
  4. What is expected number of participants
  5. Duration of the proposed activity (1/2 day, 1 day, 2 hours, etc)
  6. Will the activity be by invitation only or will it need an open call for participation/registration/submission, and what is the expected timeline (call out, deadline, notification)
  7. Funding needed (if any) and potential sources of funding


Diversity and Inclusion Chairs

For inquiries, please contact AAAI at

Maria Gini
University of Minnesota, USA

Richard Souvenir
Temple University, USA

AAAI-21 Accepted Diversity and Inclusion Events

  • Accelerating the Pipeline of Trailblazing STEM Students
    William Gray-Roncal
  • Black in AI Social at AAAI2021
    Timnit Gebru
  • Gender Identity and AI
    Anita De Waard, Charlie Negri, Bharathi Raja Chakravarthi, Sharone Horowit-Hendler and Andreea Danielescu
  • Girls and Grandmothers – Funded!
    Tara Chklovski, Rebecca Anderson and Bryant Gomer
  • LatinXperiences. Community Building for Latinx researchers
    Andres Munoz Medina, Luz Angelica Caudillo-Mata and Benjamin Sanchez-Lengelin
  • 2021 Mid-Career Diversity Virtual Discussion (MIDCAR)
    Rosina Weber and Pablo Rivas
  • Reframing Diversity in AI: Representation, Inclusion and Power
    Stacy Hobson, Lauren Thomas, Kayla Lee, Chinyere Agunwa and Achille Fokoue
  • Scientific Discovery with AI
    Lydia Manikonda and Rui Fan
  • Try AI
    Elizabeth Bondi and Alexis Stokes
  • Women’s Mentoring Session
    Maria Chang and Elena Zheleva
  • The Second Workshop on Artificial Intelligence – Diversity, Belonging, Equity, and Inclusion (AIDBEI)
    Deepti Lamba and William Hsu


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