DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Inclusivity in Participatory Design starts with our conference

Open exchange of ideas, mutual respect and freedom of thought and expression are paramount to  PDC conferences and participatory design processes. PDC community has commited and is working towards building a plural, diverse, accessible, harassment-free, and pleasant conference experience with equity in rights for all. We want every participant to have a voice, feel welcome, included, and safe at the conference.

We will do our best to accommodate specific needs, and while we cannot promise to solve every issue, we will try our best. Please let us know of particular requirements well in advance before your visit.

We expect all interactions between attendees to be respectful and constructive, including interactions during the review process, at the conference itself, and on social media.

Conference participants violating conviviality rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference (without a refund) at the discretion of the conference organizers.

NOTE: In this edition, we are running  a new plurilingual track, with submissions in Spanish and Portuguese besides the customary English ones. We expect an open mind and spirit, and a proactive attitude towards this experiment from presenters and attendees.

We would like everyone to learn from each other, to benefit from being exposed to different points of view (languages, habits, etc.), and to contribute and accommodate this experiment. We hope conference participants  engage in this track with a curious mind, and discover and get to know others, and how they understand and apply PD, design research and practice in different contexts. We want everyone to learn from difference, to dive into different languages and to build long lasting connections .

Anyone with comments, suggestions, witnessing or subject to unacceptable behavior should notify the General Chairs generalchairs@pdc2020.org