Financial support from corporate sponsors and philanthropic organizations ensures that the conference remains accessible to a broad set of participants. Outside contributions offset the considerable expense involved in staging the conference, reducing the financial barriers to participation and enhancing inclusivity. With the hybrid format, conference organizing costs increase, as both the in-person and online components have separate overhead and there is likely less in-person participation; further, there is significant expense for the online component, particularly to make sure that local economic and technical conditions are not a barrier to remote participation.
We aim to foster a diverse community with participants from varied disciplines, organizations, and geographic locations. We value and encourage participation from people in the academy, industry, government, and civil society.
At the same time, outside contributions raise serious concerns about the independence of the conference and the legitimacy that the conference may confer on sponsors and supporters. We take these concerns seriously and have taken a number of steps to ensure that we’re able to maintain a transparent and appropriate relationship with our funders:
We are grateful to receive financial support from organizations that respect our twin goals of inclusivity and independence. If you would like to sponsor FAccT 2023, e-mail the sponsor chairs.
Sponsorship of the annual ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (ACM FAccT) contributes to furthering research and interdisciplinary dialogue around the creation of fair, accountable, and transparent socio-technical systems. We deeply appreciate any amount of support your company or foundation can provide. All contributions are pooled into a single fund, which supports activities like the following:
For FAccT 2023, sponsors must be approved by the Executive Committee with input from the Steering Committee. The following process will be used to vet sponsors prior to first contact with a proposed sponsor:
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