ICFP strives to create a diverse and inclusive environment where people from different backgrounds and experiences can thrive around a shared passion for functional programming.
We host several events focused on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can register for any of these events during registration by marking the appropriate boxes, but this is not required for attendance. We hope to see you there! Everyone is welcome at any of these events.
These events include:
- Networking and community building lunches for underrepresented minorities and members of the LGBTQ+ communities.
- W@ICFP dinner for women in the ICFP community.
- There are two mentoring breakfasts at ICFP this year, to help junior members of the community build their support network and receive advice from more senior colleagues. The first breakfast is intended for graduate students and postdocs who are on the job market or plan to be soon, and the second is for junior faculty.
- The SIGPLAN-M long-term mentoring lunch. This is for mentors and mentee’s of the SIGPLAN-M long term mentoring program to connect, or for people interested to learn about how others experience the program.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us,
Tue 5 Sep
08:50 - 09:00
ICFP Papers and Events
Nikhil Swamy Microsoft Research
09:00 - 10:00
|Programming for the planet|
Anil Madhavapeddy University of Cambridge, UK
13:30 - 14:30
|As low-level as possible, but no lower|
Andreas Rossberg Independent
Wed 6 Sep
09:00 - 10:00
Anders Hejlsberg Microsoft
Thu 7 Sep
09:00 - 10:00
|The Cogent and Dargent approach to facilitating verified software development|
Christine Rizkallah University of Melbourne
There will be two mentoring breakfasts at ICFP this year, to help junior members of the community build their support network and receive advice from more senior colleagues. Anyone interested in receiving or providing mentorship is welcome to attend either breakfast. Both events are free, and can be registered for when registering for the main conference – if you forgot to register but changed your mind please send an email to the DEI chair so we know how many people we can expect. Further details will be posted as more information becomes available.
This breakfast is intended for researchers who are looking for career advice from faculty and industrial researchers. This event is open to anyone who is on the job market or plans to be so soon.
This breakfast is intended for new and soon-to-be faculty who are looking for advice from more established faculty on all aspects of academic life: e.g., grant writing, advising students, teaching, etc.
The W@ICFP dinner aims to connect women in the ICFP community, including researchers, developers, faculty, post-docs and students. It is intended to celebrate achievements, small and big, and provide a low-pressure atmosphere to foster building one’s support group.
The W@ICFP dinner will be held on Wednesday starting at 19:00 at Ändra Loft Bar:
Ändra Loft Bar
2000 4th Ave,
Seattle, WA 98121
There will be two lunches targeted specifically to underrepresented groups of the ICFP community. The goal of both lunches is to bring together members of these groups in order to building relationships and informally network.
This lunch will be held with the goal of bringing together members of the LGBTQ+ community and provide opportunities for networking and community building. For further questions please contact Bhakti Shah.
This lunch is meant to bring together members of populations that have been historically underrepresented in the ICFP community, including women, African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. The goal of this informal lunch is to foster relationships, and promote informal networking.
The SIGPLAN Long-Term Mentoring Committee (SIGPLAN-M) organizes an international long-term mentoring program for programming languages researchers. The SIGPLAN-M lunch@ICFP is intended to bring together mentors and mentee’s of the program to connect and learn. It is also for anyone interested to learn more from the experiences of others and perhaps interested in joining the program in the future as a mentor or mentee.
The lunch is held on Thursday in Grand ballroom 1 (*) with tables set aside for the SIGPLAN-M lunch.
(*) Apologies, the information email incorrectly stated the lunch is on Tuesday.