A conference may have registered Affinity Groups to promote diversity and inclusion. The conferences work with the affinity groups to provide support, these groups often have their own workshops or socials. A description and list of groups involved can be found here. Rooms will be assigned with AV and poster boards. Financial support is also given in the form of complimentary registrations, travel awards, child care, bandwidth, etc. Ticket pools may also be set up, with or without complementary registrations attached.
In person meetings offer childcare on site, sign language assistance, and wheel chair assistance. Front row seats are reserved for those who can’t see or hear well, a volunteer will assist anyone with a request, prayer rooms are offered, religious diet restrictions are accommodated, and quiet rooms are provided. See the ICML affinity affiliation form for 2021 here.
Financial support is open for anyone to apply, see the form and descriptions here.