How can I interact with FAccT sponsors?
In designing FAccT’s virtual (and when possible, physical) spaces, our priority is the community and the content, and our relationships with our sponsors is focused on making that possible. We therefore do not have prominent visibility for sponsors (e.g. exhibit booths) that are a feature of many conferences. For details, see the sponsorship policy. We also recognize the need for balance to enable the FAccT community to connect with potential employers; this year we are navigating that with the Opportunity Board.
When will conference content be available to the public?
Different components of the content will be made available at different time scales:
Keynotes and panels will be streamed publicly in real time on stream three
Proceedings (full paper texts) are available open access on the ACM library.
Paper talks and Tutorials: as in previous years, most videos will be posted publicly after the conference, videos will not be posted only for reasons of author nonconsent or technical issues.
CRAFT: Organizers and CRAFT chairs are preparing reports, which will be released, but video recordings will not be released. These sessions were small, engaging discussions, and in order to facilitate free discussion, not all parts were recorded. Some were recorded to help organizers prepare reports, but concsent for public release was not obtained.
How long will I have access to the conference content?
Registered participants will have access to the conference hub, with all content, and the circle.so community for ninety (90) days.
Content will also be archived to the conference website after that.
How can I view videos in advance?
How can I view the schedule in my local timezone?
What software do I need for the conference?
You will only need a web browser for the majority of the conference. We recommend Chrome, though our conference hub works on Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge as well.
For a few of the more interactive sessions during the conference (such as the Doctoral Colloquium), you will also need access to Zoom. Be sure to download the Zoom desktop application ahead of time.
What accounts do I need to create to access the conference?
After registering for the conference, your conference hub and circle.so accounts will automatically be created for you. You will receive your login credentials via email and do not need to create any additional accounts to access the conference.
The only exception is for interactive sessions (such as the Doctoral Colloquium) where Zoom will be used. For these sessions, you will know ahead of time whether you need Zoom access, and you will need a Zoom account to access them (a free account is fine).
Why is the conference not using Gather?
We explored using Gather and we were excited to be able to provide an opportunity for engagement like the hallway conversations and running into people coincidentally that we miss from in person conferences. However, Gather has poor accessibility for disabled people, especially blind, low vision, deaf and hard of hearing participants. UbiComp / ISWC 2020 recommended to other ACM conferences that Gather.town NOT be used in the future unless accessibility issues are addressed. We investigated workarounds and asked Gather about their current accessibility but we were not able to provide a good experience.
We do want to acknowledge that in other ways online conferences are more accessible, so we have worked hard to create other ways for people to engage.
I can’t sign in to the conference hub, who should I contact?
If you recently registered (in the last few hours or so), your account may not have been created on the conference hub just yet. New accounts are created periodically, and you will receive an email with your login credentials once your account has been created on the hub website.
If you have not received an email after a few hours, you can contact registration support by sending them an email at email@example.com. They will be able to help add you to the system and manually send you your login credentials.
You may also visit the conference hub and use the
Support link on the left.
What is my login information for circle.so?
You should log into the conference hub and select community. It is the same as your conference hub credentials.
Can I attend more CRAFT Sessions? Why did I not get access information to all of the CRAFT I was interested in?
CRAFT are designed to be highyly interactive spaces for disucsison. In order for this to work, most have a limited capacity.
We received an enthusiastic response to CRAFT: 375 individuals with over 800 first choice selections across the 4 sessions submitted the form by deadline. At that point in time, we had only 270 spots across the four sessions, with only 2 CRAFT with unlimited capacity. The General chairs, Virtual Experience chairs, CRAFT chairs worked with the CRAFT coordinators to increase capacity of most sessions, for a total of 480 spots. We recruited additional FAccT volunteers and additional external session facilitators and restructured sessions to achieve this.
Everyone who submitted the form by the deadline was accepted to at least one CRAFT, with 94% of people who submitted the form by the deadline assigned to their first choice for at least one session. Unfortunately not everyone was accepted to multiple sessions.