Survey - IFAC Diversity and Inclusion Committee
The International Federation of Automatic Control has created the Diversity and Inclusion Committee in July 2020 that is guided by the following statement:

"IFAC, as an international federation serving and representing all those concerned with the theory and application of automatic control and systems engineering wherever situated, is devoted to creating and fostering an inclusive environment that is open to diverse thoughts, ideas, and communications, without fear of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation against any member of this community. It is committed to providing equal opportunities and a safe environment for every person who chooses to participate in its work. Additionally IFAC strives for these same principles for all IFAC activities, including technical events, journals, and its various committees and governing boards.

- IFAC actively promotes the inclusion of a diverse set of speakers, which will lead to more representative discussions across IFAC.
- IFAC actively promotes the inclusion of a diverse set of members of its boards and committees at all levels, which will lead to more representative decisions, policies and activities across IFAC."

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is committed supporting all of our members in their professional careers by eliminating bias and discrimination and supporting members from minority groups. Consequently, we want to develop solutions that will increase the diversity (in terms for gender, race, religion, geographic location) in all our activities: from attendees at conferences, to nominations for awards and Fellows; from conference speakers, to positions on IFAC boards.

As a first step on this journey we would like to assess the current situation. We are looking to understand and rectify any barriers that may make IFAC less inclusive for some researchers. The aim of this survey is to ask questions about yourself as an individual, where you carry out your research and what barriers your currently encounter. We want to ensure that IFAC participation is available to people from all regions of the world and all identities. You are free to not answer any questions that you are not comfortable answering.

The survey will take no more than 10 minutes and we hope you will take the time to respond. Personal identification is optional. If you do decide to identify yourself, your anonymity will be strictly protected. We appreciate your support of this very important work that our Federation is undertaking. Thank you, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Contact Mary Doyle-Kent with any suggestions or questions [mdkent@wit.ie].
Did you participate at the 2020 IFAC World Congress?
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What was your registration status (if any)?
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In what region do you work/study?”
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Were there any barriers to your participating in the 2020 IFAC Congress? E.g., lack of childcare, accessibility issues, or other challenges?
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If you answered “yes” above, what were the issues?
Do you have assistive technology requirements?
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If you answered “yes” above, please provide details?
Do you have accessibility requirements for conferences?
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If you answered “yes” above, please provide details?
Do you consider yourself to be in an underrepresented group in terms of race/ethnicity? If so, which group?
How did you register and pay for the 2020 IFAC Congress?
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If the IFAC World Congress was not virtual,
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If you would not attend, why?
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Did you attend the IFAC World Congress in 2017?
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What is your gender? Leave it blank if you prefer.
What is your age range?
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What is your sexual orientation? Leave it blank if you prefer.
Do you have a partner?
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Do you have children?
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Are you interested in the subject of Diversity and Inclusion? If so, please enter your email address. We will create a mailing list from which we may publish the result of this survey, information on the subject, opportunities and so on. (Leave blank if you do not wish to share your email address)
If you have any ideas on how to improve IFAC in order to accomplish diversity and inclusion in any aspect, please tell us.
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