The CVPR community is strongly committed to addressing issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at our conference. Diversity has many dimensions, including gender, race, ethnicity, age, disabilities, religious belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and cultural background. There is no place for hatred and discrimination in the CVPR community or elsewhere.
For CVPR 2022, the DEI Chairs are working with other members of the organizing committee to help foster a more inclusive, diverse and equitable conference. Specifically, we will encourage the following:
- improve diversity and inclusion in workshop and tutorial organizers and invited speakers by including diversity, equity, and inclusivity as part of the evaluation criteria;
- encourage the submission of workshop and tutorial proposals that examine problems in equity, diversity and inclusion from a technical perspective;
- hold networking events and support affinity groups that are specifically aimed at building and nurturing networks to support communities that are currently not well represented at CVPR;
- support for students to attend CVPR from communities that do not traditionally attend through travel grants and waived registration fees.
We are now accepting applications from people who have not attended CVPR before. You can apply for a complimentary registration for in-person or online. HERE The deadline for applying is April 15th 11:59 PM CST.
If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback related to DEI efforts at CVPR 2022, or would like to get involved, please contact the DEI co-chairs (Shuran Song and Noah Snavely) by email at email@example.com.
CVPR 2022 is now accepting applications for travel grants. Allocation is based on a combination of need, contribution to the meeting, where you are traveling from, advisor support, and supporting communities that are underrepresented at CVPR. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis, so please apply soon, and no later than 5/13 at 11:59 CST.
This year CVPR is celebrating Juneteenth in a city with outsize significance in black history. As a nod to the black artistic and musical tradition of New Orleans CVPR is working with a local artist to feature a special screen print on the back of the conference t-shirt.’ As well, please see the organizers’ statement here
Self-taught artist M. Sani was born in Cameroon, also known as the “hinge of Africa.” He left his country to pursue his dream of sharing his art with the world and settled briefly in Lafayette, Louisiana, before moving to New Orleans. But after Katrina hit, he was forced to close his art gallery and moved to St Louis, Missouri. Five years later, he re-opened the art gallery on the famed Royal Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans as he is not going to give up on his dream. His work has been featured at the Festival National des Arts et de la Culture (FENAC) in Cameroon, where he represented the Adamawa region in Ngaoundéré and Ebolowa. He also has had art placements in the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and other premier festivals. M. Sani is a working artist in an ever-changing art culture
His work has been described as bold, abstract, and primordial. “My inspirations come from my dreams and nature,” M. Sani says. “Each of my paintings tells a history. You just need to observe and listen.” He uses oil, acrylic, mixed-media, and collage techniques. His process includes, dripping, squeezing, and splashing paint. He says he sometimes paints on reclaimed wood from old historic houses. His work combines the culture of Cameroon and New Orleans. He likes to make people think with his work. “Some important themes such as the spiritual influence of religions, tribal ceremonies, and music are present in my work,” M. Sani says. When M. Sani says he’s working on his musicians, he is referring to his All That Jazz, Let’s Jazz it Up, and Colors of Jazz collections. The collections often feature silhouettes of musicians playing jazz into the early hours of the morning. M. Sani is looking to turn his gallery into an art space and hopes to bring back the “Little Artists Session,” a workshop for kids who want to express themselves creatively. He is also looking into selling his work virtually as NFTs.
New Orleans has plenty to offer for the Juneteenth holiday. Please check out the local activities here - https://www.neworleans.com/events/holidays-seasonal/juneteenth/
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chairs and Local Arrangement Chairs have curated the following two events to promote the broadening participation of CVPR.
Monday, June 20, 9:30AM – 1:30PM, Room 202:
CVPR Academy: Pre-Conference Workshop for First-Time Attendees: https://sites.google.com/view/cvpr-academy/
This workshop is intended for first-time student attendees who have an interest in computer science or electrical engineering, and is designed to introduce participants to the world of artificial intelligence and computer vision. All first-time attending students are welcome to stop by.
Tuesday, June 21, 10:00AM – 2:10PM, Rivergate
CVPR 2022 High School Outreach Event: https://sites.google.com/view/stemnola/schedule
This event is a collaboration between CVPR 2022 and STEM NOLA, a national leader in the design and delivery of STEM-based activities, programs and events to K-12 students, families and communities. CVPR will welcome a group of STEM NOLA summer camp participants to attend CVPR for a day, including a tour of the expo floor and the demo sessions, as a way to introduce high schoolers to the world of computer vision.