This year TVX / IMX is commiting to maintain (and celebrate) diversity as part of a set of continuing core values. We have a long standing tradition of supporting a varied set of interesting research areas from both academia and industry spanning across researchers, engineers, software developers, designers, project managers etc. We would like to extend this diversity to support, advocate and celebrate gender, ethnicity and geographic location.
As part of our commitment to reinforcing the importance of boosting diversity within the TVX / IMX community, this year we have introduced diversity chairs, as part of the organising committee, who monitor continuously and participate fully in all aspects of the organisation and decision making activities of the conference – from the start to the end.
Previously, in 2016 and 2017, TVX / IMX held well attended forums focusing on Asia. This was followed up, in 2018, by the hugely successful instantiation of TVX / IMX in Seoul, Korea. In TVX / IMX 2020 (Barcelona), we are delighted to announce a special focused workshop looking at ‘Latin America’ as a region of interest. This has been made possible due to the generous support the diversity chairs, working with the general chairs and colleagues in Latin America, successfully secured from the SIGCHI Development Fund.
In addition, we have a number of initiatives to encourage and support diverse and inclusive participation – including travel+accommodation grants for students, diversity and inclusion support for those on parental, disability and related forms of leave. This will be made possible through the generous support of SIGMM (under review). Please email us with any queries or comments.
Diversity and Inclusion Panel
This year we are planning to host a Diversity and Inclusion panel during the conference with noted participants to highlight the issues and raise awareness in the community. We are especially sensitive to the needs of underrepresented groups and would welcome your thoughts on how we can help make TVX / IMX more inclusive. Even better, email us with suggestions that you think might make our conference more remarkable.
This year we are proud to continue TVX / IMX’s Mentoring Programme and open application process for programme committee membership. Additionally, at TVX / IMX 2020 we have an active reasonable adjustment policy since we want to fully ensure that no-one is prevented from attending our conference, and equally so that people can be sure that the conference will present an accessible experience for them before they register to attend.
Our process for individual reasonable adjustments is simple. Please email us with a request not considered in this website and this will be treated with the strictest confidence.
As the organizers of TVX / IMX 2020, we are committed to providing an inclusive, safe, and respectful conference environment for all attendees. As an ACM conference, TVX / IMX and its organizers, speakers, and attendees are bound by and the ACM Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment, and we the organizers fully endorse this policy. The policy’s scope includes the conference venue and related social media.
TVX / IMX has made efforts over the last several years to be an inclusive community, and we have sought to continue and expand those efforts in our planning of TVX / IMX 2020. Should you experience or witness a violation of the anti-harassment policy, or have any other concerns regarding your ability to fully and safely participate in the conference, please contact us.
TVX / IMX and SIGCHI are fully committed to Accessibility. Accessibility touches all aspects of a conference, from site selection and budgeting to catering, social events and onsite logistics. In order to ensure the conference is as welcoming and accessible as possible, the ACM SIGACCESS Accessible Conference Guide are being followed.
Next, key information about the conference, the venue and how to reach it are provided. More detailed information about Accessibility features and services can be found at the FAQs page.
The Organizing Team hopes that the information provided helps you make an informed decision about whether the conference will be accessible to you. If any specific information is not provided, if any question is not answered in the FAQs page, or if the conference arrangements as described are not enough to allow you to attend and have any further special requests, please contact the Accessibility Chairs, and we will work with you to the best of our ability and resources to keep you informed and improve the accessibility of the conference.