Spotlighting

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

SIGGRAPH prioritizes conversations and industry contributions that spotlight how diversity makes our communities, industries, and teams stronger. Events in the DEI program provide a safe place to grow, discuss, and learn from one another and to bridge boundaries with the goal of making our community more inclusive and accessible to all.

#DEI

This year, the ACM SIGGRAPH Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee encourages submissions that spotlight DEI across every SIGGRAPH program.

Tag your submission #DEI if your work spotlights issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion — regardless of the category or type of content you are submitting.

Call for Submissions

The ACM SIGGRAPH DEI Committee is also directly accepting submissions that support advancements in diversity, equity, and inclusion in computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Our committee will review submissions inclusive of SIGGRAPH’s broad range of content — from DEI Talks, speaker proposals, animations, Courses, BOFs, or Panels! Unless your submission is primarily targeted for a different call for proposals (in which case, hashtag it #DEI and submit it to the primary category), our call for submissions is designed to create a program of content that reflects the diversity of our community. Surprise us, incite us — our call is open to any type of content. We embrace a neuro-diverse and inclusive approach to content.

We would love to see submissions addressing but not limited to:

  • Disability and accessibility
  • DEI technology
  • Employee activism
  • Employee resource groups
  • DEI in education
  • Global diversity practices
  • Legal agreements
  • Mental health in the workplace
  • Mentorship and sponsorship
  • Pay equity/pay equality
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Recruitment, retention, advancement
  • Resources for underrepresented groups
  • Long-term structural change for inclusive work environments
  • Allyship: how to be an ally

Submissions open on 11 March 2022 at 22:00 UTC/GMT. Submissions are due 22 May 2022 at 22:00 UTC/GMT.

Acceptance or rejection notices will be sent to all submitters by 10 June 2022.

Content will be pre-recorded and presented in the SIGGRAPH 2022 virtual conference.