We aim for ROSCon to represent the entire ROS community. Whoever you are, whatever you do, and wherever you do it, if you’re interested in ROS, then we want you to join us at ROSCon. To help reduce the financial barriers to conference attendance, the ROSCon planning committee is offering a number of scholarships to members of underrepresented groups in the robotics community. These scholarships will include a complimentary conference registration pass and three nights’ accommodation shared with another recipient*. Limited travel support is available for participants whose travel to the conference would otherwise be infeasible**. Please note that all other expenses (including any visa requirements) will be the responsibility of the participant.
*To maximize the impact of the scholarship funds, scholarship recipients will be asked to share a room with another recipient. Under special circumstances alternative arrangements can be accommodated.**Participants will be responsible for covering their travel expenses up-front, as the travel support will be provided at the conference.
Eligibility:We invite applications from members of groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the tech community (including but not limited to: women, people in LGBTQIA communities, people with disabilities, people from racial and/or ethnic minorities in the ROS community, and people from developing nations), who may not otherwise be able to attend ROSCon. Previous ROSCon Diversity Scholarship recipients are not eligible to re-apply.
With thanks:The ROSCon 2019 Diversity Program is made possible with support from the following sponsors:Acutronics RoboticsApex.AIAutowareChangi General HospitalCentre for Healthcare Assistive & Robotics TechnologyLocus RoboticsTier IV
If your organization is interested in getting involved in the Diversity Program, please get in contact: email@example.com
For more information about ROSCon 2019, including the program, code of conduct, and childcare options, see http://roscon.ros.org/2019/
Applications will be accepted until 2 June 2019. All personal information collected will remain confidential.