Community Participation in the 2020 AWP Conference & Bookfair

The information below compiles demographics for presenters of accepted events, as well as information on the extent to which various communities will participate in the 2020 AWP Conference & Bookfair.

Gender and race/ethnicity data, and response rate for presenters is consistent with data we have made public over the past several years. This is the first year that we have released data on disability.

AWP uses responses in the aggregate only (in general sums and percentages) in reports to our funders and members. AWP never discloses anyone’s individual characteristics. AWP does not share individual characteristics with the subcommittee members who evaluate proposals.

Visit the page on How Events Are Selected for details about how the 2020 San Antonio Subcommittee made their selections. AWP is grateful to the subcommittee for their hard work in providing a balanced and inclusive schedule for the 2020 conference.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide this information. Over the next couple of months, we expect the data to change slightly, because some panelists must step off events if they are overcommitted to other accepted events. Event organizers will select replacements. AWP limits the number of events in which any one presenter may participate in order to increase the participation and inclusivity of the conference.

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2020 Presenters Who Identified Themselves by Gender

This pie graph shows the number of AWP presenters who identified their gender. The graph shows that 1,174 presenters identify as female, 470 as male, 2 as agender, 2 as androgynous, 2 as cisgender, 10 as genderfluid, 19 as genderqueer, 1 as intersex, 18 as nonbinary, 8 as transgender, 1 as Two-Spirit. 120 presenters identified as multiple genders. 13 chose not to identify. 8 chose 'other' gender not identified here.

Statistics reflect a 94.6% response rate among 2020 presenters.

Presenters identifying as multiple genders include presenters who identify as transgender (1), identify as male (41), identify as gender fluid (4), as genderqueer (4), as Two-Spirit (8), as female (66), as androgynous (1), and as nonbinary (3).

 

2020 Presenters by Gender Compared to Previous Conferences

This bar graph shows data for presenters who identified by gender in AWP 2020 in San Antonio, AWP 2019 in Portland, and AWP 2018 in Tampa. 0 presenters in Tampa, 3 presenters in Portland, and 1 presenter in San Antonio identified as Two-Spirit. 5 presenters in Tampa, 10 presenters in Portland, and 8 presenters in San Antonio identified as transgender. 1 presenter in Tampa, 2 presenters in Portland, and 0 presenters in San Antonio identified as transsexual. 18 presenters in San Antonio identified as nonbinary. No data is available for presenters who identified as nonbinary in Tampa and Portland. 542 presenters in Tampa, 550 presenters in Portland, and 470 presenters in San Antonio identified as male. 0 presenters in Tampa, 0 presenters in Portland, and 1 presenter in San Antonio identified as intersex. 10 presenters in Tampa, 18 presenters in Portland, and 19 presenters in San Antonio identified as genderqueer. 14 presenters, in Tampa, 15 presenters in Portland, and 10 presenters in San Antonio identified as genderfluid. 1,094 presenters in Tampa, 1,333 presenters in Portland, and 1,174 presenters in San Antonio identified as female. 8 presenters in Tampa, 8 presenters in Portland, and 2 presenters in San Antonio identified as cisgender. 1 presenter in Tampa, 1 presenter in Portland, and 0 presenters in San Antonio identified as bigender. 1 presenter in Tampa, 1 person in Portland, and 2 presenters in San Antonio identified as androgynous. 3 presenters in Tampa, 2 presenters in Portland, and 2 presenters in San Antonio identified as agender. 29 presenters in Tampa, 135 presenters in Portland, and 120 presenters in San Antonio identified as multiple genders. 6 presenters in Tampa, 9 presenters in Portland, and 8 presenters in San Antonio identified as 'other' gender not identified here.

Statistics reflect a 90.4% response rate among 2018 presenters.
Statistics reflect a 93.1% response rate among 2019 presenters.
Statistics reflect a 94.6% response rate among 2020 presenters.

Gaps on chart represent data not available for that conference.

 

2020 Proposed Presenters by Gender Compared to Accepted Presenters

This bar graph compares the number of proposed presenters by gender compared to accepted presenters. 120 accepted presenters and 256 proposed presenters identify as having multiple genders, 8 accepted presenters and 19 proposed presenters identify as 'other' genders not identified here, 1 accepted presenter and 2 proposed presenters identify as Two-Spirit, 8 accepted presenters and 16 proposed presenters identify as transgender, 0 accepted presenters and 1 proposed presenter identify as transsexual, 18 accepted presenters and 38 proposed presenters identify as nonbinary, 470 accepted presenters and 1040 proposed presenters identify as male, 1 accepted presenter and 2 proposed presenters identify as intersex, 19 accepted presenters and 38 proposed presenters identify as genderqueer, 10 accepted presenters and 32 proposed presenters identify as genderfluid, 1,174 accepted presenters and 2,638 proposed presenters identify as female, 2 accepted presenters and 8 proposed presenters identify as cisgender, 0 accepted presenters and 2 proposed presenters identify as bigender, 2 accepted presenters and 8 proposed presenters identify as androgynous, 2 accepted presenters and 6 proposed presenters identify as agender.

Statistics reflect a 93.9 response rate among 2020 presenters.

This data represents a 50% acceptance rate for Two-Spirit proposed presenters, a 50% acceptance rate for transgender, a 0% acceptance rate for transsexual, a 47.4% acceptance rate for nonbinary, a 45.2% acceptance rate for male, a 50% acceptance rate for intersex, a 50% acceptance rate for genderqueer, a 31.3% acceptance rate for genderfluid, a 44.5% acceptance rate for female, a 25% acceptance rate for cisgender, a 0% acceptance rate for bigender, a 25% acceptance rate for androgynous, a 33.3% acceptance rate for agender. The data also represents a 50% acceptance rate for presenters who identified as “other” gender not identified here.

 

2020 Presenters who Identify Themselves by Race

This pie chart shows the number of AWP presenters who identified themselves by race. The graph shows that 79 identify as American Indian or Alaskan Native, 237 as Asian, 207 as Black or African American, 270 as Hispanic or Latino, 7 as Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 683 as White, and 90 identified as “other” race or ethnicity not identified here.

Statistics reflect an 86.1% response rate among 2020 presenters.

Presenters identifying as mixed race include American Indian or Alaskan Native (51), as Asian (51), as Black or African American (33), as Latino (37), as Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (2), as White (16).  

 

2020 Presenters by Race Compared to Previous Conferences

This bar graph shows data for presenters who identified by race and ethnicity in AWP 2020 in San Antonio, AWP 2019 in Portland, and AWP 2018 in Tampa. 847 presenters in Tampa, 877 presenters in Portland, and 683 presenters in San Antonio identified as white. 4 presenters in Tampa, 7 presenters in Portland, and 7 presenters in San Antonio identified as Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. 143 presenters in Tampa, 159 presenters in Portland, and 270 presenters in San Antonio identified as Hispanic or Latino. 196 presenters in Tampa, 204 presenters in Portland, and 207 presenters in San Antonio identified as Black or African American. 27 presenters in Tampa, 31 presenters in Portland, 79 presenters in San Antonio identified as American Indian or Alaska Native. 157 presenters in Tampa, 199 presenters in Portland, and 190 presenters in San Antonio identified as mixed race. 82 presenters in Tampa, 101 presenters in Portland, and 90 presenters in San Antonio identified as 'other' race or ethnicity not identified here.

Statistics reflect an 84.2% response rate among 2018 presenters.
Statistics reflect an 81.9% response rate among 2019 presenters.
Statistics reflect an 86.1% response rate among 2020 presenters.

Gaps on the graph represent data not available for that conference.

 

2020 Proposed Presenters by Race Compared to Accepted Presenters

This bar graph compares the number of proposed presenters by race and ethnicity compared to accepted presenters. 190 accepted presenters and 372 proposed presenters identify as mixed race. 90 accepted presenters and 184 proposed presenters identify as 'other' race not identified here. 683 accepted presenters and 1,911 proposed presenters identify as white, 7 accepted presenters and 12 proposed presenters identify as Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 270 accepted presenters and 447 proposed presenters identify as Hispanic or Latino, 207 accepted presenters and 402 proposed presenters identify as Black or African American, 237 accepted presenters and 427 proposed presenters identify as Asian, 79 accepted presenters and 133 proposed presenters identify as American Indian or Alaska Native

Statistics reflect an 85.1% response rate among 2020 presenters.

This data represents a 35.7% acceptance rate for presenters who identify as white, a 58.3% acceptance rate for Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, a 60% acceptance rate for Hispanic or Latino, a 51.5% acceptance rate for Black or African American, a 55.5% acceptance rate for Asian, 59.4% acceptance rate for American Indian or Alaska Native. This data also represents a 51.1% acceptance rate for presenters who identify as mixed race and a 48.9% acceptance rate for presenters that identify with “other” race or ethnicity not identified here.

 

2020 Presenters who Identified Themselves by Disability

This pie chart shows the number of AWP presenters who identified themselves by disability. The graph shows that 19 identify as having an ambulatory disability, 8 as Blind/Vision, 14 as cognitive learning, 17 as deaf or hearing, 78 as depression or anxiety, 5 as mental, 17 as physical, 2 as speech. 12 presenters identified as having 'other' disability not identified here. 55 identified as having multiple disabilities.

Statistics reflect a 9.4% response rate among 2020 presenters. On the question used to gather this data, “no disability” was not an option. The question’s construction likely contributed to the low overall response rate.

Presenters identifying as having multiple disabilities include Ambulatory (13), Blind/Vision (3), Cognitive Learning (8), Deaf/Hearing (5), Depression/Anxiety (25), Physical (1)

 

2020 Proposed Presenters by Disability Compared to Accepted Presenters

This bar graph compares the number of proposed presenters by disability compared to accepted presenters. 55 accepted presenters and 118 proposed presenters identify as having multiple disabilities and 12 accepted presenters and 31 proposed presenters identify as having “other” disabilities not identified here. 2 accepted presenters and 2 proposed presenters identify as having a speech disability, 0 accepted presenters and 1 proposed presenter identify as self-care, 17 accepted presenters and 31 proposed presenters identify as physical, 5 accepted presenters and 8 proposed presenters identify as mental, 78 accepted presenters and 197 proposed presenters identify as depression or anxiety, 17 accepted presenters and 35 proposed presenters identify as deaf or hearing. 14 accepted presenters and 36 proposed presenters identify as cognitive learning, 8 accepted presenters and 17 proposed presenters identify as blind or vision, 19 accepted presenters and 39 proposed presenters identify as ambulatory.

Statistics reflect a 9.6% response rate among 2020 presenters.

This data represents a 100% acceptance rate for presenters that identify as having a speech disability, a 0% acceptance rate for self care, a 54.8% acceptance rate for physical, 62.5% acceptance rate for mental, a 39.6% acceptance rate for depression or anxiety, a 48.6% acceptance rate for deaf or hearing, a 38.9 % acceptance rate for blind or vision, a 48.7% acceptance rate for ambulatory. This data also represents 46.6% acceptance rate for presenters with multiple types of disabilities and 38.7% acceptance rate for presenters who identify as “other” disability not identified here.

 

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March 4–7, 2020
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