Diversity & Inclusion

Open Statement

The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the aims and goals of the AutomotiveUI conference series. The organizers and steering committee of AutomotiveUI aim and commit to providing a harassment-free, accessible, and pleasant conference experience with equity in rights for all. We want every participant to feel welcome, included, and safe at the conference. Moreover, we will do our best to accommodate specific needs such as accessibility, or dietary requirements. We cannot promise to solve every issue, but will try our best.

We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants. Harassment includes but is not limited to overt and/or covert acts of:

  • Verbal accusations or bullying
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following both in person and online
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Interference with a person’s participation or opportunity for participation
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour

We expect all interactions between AutomotiveUI members to be respectful and constructive, including interactions during the review process, at the conference itself, and on social media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers. A response that the participant was “just joking,” or “teasing,” or being “playful,” will not be accepted.

If anyone has questions about diversity or inclusion, or if they are the witness of or subject to (potentially) unacceptable behavior, they can get in touch with our diversity and inclusion co-chair or the general chairs.  If anyone has questions about accessibility issues, they should get in touch with the accessibility chairs.


Open Statement

Omni Hotels & Resorts provides numerous accommodations for guests with disabilities. Accessible rooms and ADA assistance kits (visual/vibrating alarm clock, telephone amplifier, etc.) are available for our guests with mobility or hearing disabilities. Our commitment to ensuring guest satisfaction extends to making sure that all guest needs are exceeded for an enjoyable stay.

For more information on Accessibility, please contact accessibility@auto-ui.org.

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Omni Shoreham Hotel Area Accessibility Map via ADA Lifts & Ramps

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Omni Shoreham Hotel Meeting Space Floor Plans


Who can I ask about accessibility in Washington, D.C.?

For information about accessibility in Washington D.C., visit the Washington D.C. information page. For information on public transportation, visit WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority).

How do I communicate accessibility needs to AutomotiveUI Organizers?

The aim of the organizers of AutomotiveUI is to ensure that the conference is accessible to everyone. When you register for the conference, there will be a registration question labeled "Accessibility needs". In your response, please indicate any accessibility needs such as wheelchair access, sign language interpretation, or a guide. The Chairs will follow up with you to clarify your needs. You can contact them directly at any time by emailing accessibility@auto-ui.org.

Can a student volunteer assist me during the conference?

Student volunteers will be available to assist attendees with disabilities with navigation, meal service, or other accessibility needs. If you will need volunteer assistance at the conference, please indicate this on your conference registration form.
Attendees who require personal care assistance should bring their own assistant.

What are the conference spaces like?

All AutoUI 2020 events will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. For more information regarding meeting spaces, please visit https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/washington-dc-shoreham/meetings/floor-plans.