AAAI-21 Diversity and Inclusion Program

The AAAI-21 Diversity and Inclusion Program will take place throughout the full conference week, February 2 – 9. A list of events is included below. For detailed information, please see https://aaai.org/Conferences/AAAI-21/aaai-21-diversity-inclusion/.

AAAI would like to thank its Platinum Sponsors — Amazon and IBM — as well as its Gold Sponsors — Baidu, Google, and Sony — for their generous support, which makes the AAAI Diversity and Inclusion Program possible.

(All times are listed in Pacific Time)


Accelerating the Pipeline of Trailblazing STEM Students
Organizers(s): William Gray-Roncal
February 5, 11:30 – 1:30 PM
Website: https://www.circuitinstitute.org/aaai21


Black in AI Social at AAAI-21:
Fireside Chat with Ayanna Howard (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Organizers(s): Tinmit Gebru
February 9, 3:30 – 6:30 PM PST
Website: https://blackinai.github.io/#


Gender Identity and AI
Organizers(s): Anita De Waard, Charlie Negri, Bharathi Raja Chakravarthi, Sharone Horowit-Hendler and Andreea Danielescu
Monday, February 8, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM PT
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/gender-identity-and-ai/home


Girls and Grandmothers – Funded!
Organizers(s): Tara Chklovski, Rebecca Anderson and Bryant Gomer
Monday, February 8, 7:00 – 10:30 AM PT
Website: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CTHDlQGuC-lSyaSaOHUsre6gyNZ3fpirEC90uL61Brg/edit#


LatinXperiences. Community Building for Latinx researchers
Organizers(s): Andres Munoz Medina, Luz Angelica Caudillo-Mata and Benjamin Sanchez-Lengelin
Thursday, February 4, 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/latinxperiences/home


2021 Mid-Career Diversity Virtual Discussion (MIDCAR)
Organizers(s): Rosina Weber and Pablo Rivas
Saturday, February 6, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Website: http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~rw37/midcar2021


Queer in AI Social
Organizers(s): Arjun Subramonian, William Agnew
Wednesday, February 3, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Website: https://queerinai.org/aaai-2021


Reframing Diversity in AI: Representation, Inclusion and Power
Organizers(s): Stacy Hobson, Lauren Thomas, Kayla Lee, Chinyere Agunwa and Achille Fokoue
Tuesday, February 9, 6:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Website: https://researcher.watson.ibm.com/researcher/view_group.php?id=10599


Scientific Discovery with AI
Organizers(s): Lydia Manikonda and Rui Fan
Tuesday, February 9, 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/ai4be


Try AI
Organizers(s): Elizabeth Bondi and Alexis Stokes
Tuesday, February 2, 4:00 – 5:00 PM PT
Thursday, February 4, 4:00 – 5:00 PM PT
Friday, February 5, 4:00 – 5:00 PM PT
Website: https://www.try-ai.org/events
By invitation only.


Women’s Mentoring Session
Organizers(s): Maria Chang and Elena Zheleva
Friday, February 5, 1:30 – 3:00 PM PT
Website: https://womenmentorinai.github.io/


The Second Workshop on Artificial Intelligence – Diversity, Belonging, Equity, and Inclusion (AIDBEI)
Organizers(s): Deepti Lamba and William Hsu
Tuesday, February 9, 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Website: http://www.diverseinai.com

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