Queer in AI @ AACL 2020

Queer in AI is throwing a virtual social at AACL 2020, with a special focus on Asia-Pacific region. People of all identities (including allies) are invited to attend. AACL registration is not required to attend the social.


This is an alternative website of the Queer in AI AACL webpage. Some of the links head towards Google forms and Google sites which might be not accessible in your region. Please contact queerinai@gmail.com for details or view the original webpage using a VPN.


We are organizing a virtual 2 hour social on December 5 at 6 pm HKT (Hong Kong Time), which will be held on Zoom.
Time: 6 pm (China) / 9 pm (Melbourne) / 3.30 pm (India) / 7 pm (Japan) / 1 pm (Turkey) [Click on this link to convert into your timezone]
To join, please register by filling up this form. It's free to all participants. You can also fill the form anonymously.


Indicated timings are in HKT (Hong Kong Time), are approximate and we might run over some of them.

18:00 - 18:10   Introduction by Aditya Joshi
18:10 - 18:25   Probably Approximately Queer by Daniel Beck
18:25 - 18:40   Challenges of leading a double life in a conservative city in Asia by Gwena Cunha
18:40 - 18:55   Why Japanese academic culture needs more inclusive measures? by Diana Galván
18:55 - 19:10   Queeristan: LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Indian Workspace by Parmesh Sahani
19:10 - 19:30   Queer activism and mentorship in Asia: panel discussion
19:30 - 20:00   Breakouts and socializing

Call for Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers for Queer in AI socials. The volunteer positions include moderating, livetweeting, organizing dry runs and so on. The estimated time commitment is around 2-4 hours around the conference dates.
We also have other positions include conference-specific volunteers, workshop organizers, and some of our planned initiatives like Queer in Robotics.
Upon filling up this form you get to join Queer in AI's slack where you can meet our awesome team of volunteers and brainstorm with them in our fortnightly meetings.

Financial Aid

Queer in AI is offering financial aid for queer researchers to attend the virtual AACL 2020 conference. The funding includes financial aids for registration, internet connection, VPN and so on. You can fill out our funding form here.

Privacy and Safety

The information is only collected to send out the zoom links for the social. Only the organizers have access to this information. We will delete all the information once our social ends. Of course, please only provide information you would entrust to people from these groups. In addition, never entrust potentially vulnerable computer systems with information that could endanger you.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the process or don't want to entrust your personal information to a Google document, you can reach out to the Queer in AI organizers (Pranav A) directly via the webpage and mail address.
Please note that we are also providing financial aid for VPN which you can get by filling up the form above. We will share details on how to use VPN and Zoom in the registration confirmation email. If you want to join anonymously, we will share the joining details on Queer in AI slack and mailing list. If you are trying to join and don't know how, please get in touch with us at queerinai@gmail.com.

Code of conduct

Please read Queer in AI code of conduct which will be strictly followed in the social. Recording (screen recording or screenshots) is prohibited. All participants are expected to maintain the confidentiality of the members.
AACL 2020 adheres to the ACL Anti-Harassment Policy and Queer in AI adheres to Queer in AI Anti-harassment policy. Any participant who experiences harassment or hostile behaviour may contact any current member of the ACL Executive Committee or contact Queer in AI Safety Team. Please be assured that if you approach us, your concerns will be kept in strict confidence, and we will consult with you on any actions taken.