Community Participation in the 2021 AWP Conference & Bookfair

The information below compiles demographics for presenters of accepted events in the 2021 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. For 2021, there are significant differences in the number of presenters. The proposal system was limited to first-time organizers only and we accepted approximately half of the events we would normally accept.

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 2021 Subcommittee made their selections. AWP is grateful to the subcommittee for their hard work in providing a balanced and inclusive schedule for the 2021 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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2021 Presenters Who Identified Themselves by Gender*

This pie graph shows the number of AWP presenters who identified their gender. The chart shows that 0 presenters identify as agender, 1 as bigender, 2 as cisgender, 546 as female, 4 as genderfluid, 6 as genderqueer, 1 as intersex, 204 as male, 7 as nonbinary, 6 as transgender, 1 as Two-Spirit. 8 presenters chose “other” gender not identified here. 38 presenters chose not to identify. 85 presenters identified as multiple genders.

*Statistics reflect a 95.8% response rate among 2021 presenters.

**Presenters identifying as multiple genders include Agender (4), Female (51), Genderfluid (7), Genderqueer (5), Male (15), Nonbinary (3)

 

2021 Presenters by Gender Compared to Previous Conferences*

These pie charts show data for presenters that identified by gender at #AWP21, #AWP20, and #AWP19. 0 presenters at #AWP21, 2 presenters at #AWP20, and 2 presenters at #AWP19 identified as agender. 2 presenters at #AWP20 and 1 presenter at #AWP19 identified as androgynous. 1 presenter at #AWP21, 0 presenters at #AWP20, and 1 presenter at #AWP19 identified as bigender. 2 presenters at #AWP21, 2 presenters at #AWP20, and 8 presenters at #AWP19 identified as cisgender. 546 presenters at #AWP21, 1,174 presenters at #AWP20, and 1,333 presenters at #AWP19 identified as female. 4 presenters at #AWP21, 10 presenters at #AWP20, and 15 presenters at #AWP19 identified as genderfluid. 6 presenters at #AWP21, 10 presenters at #AWP20, and 18 presenters at #AWP19 identified as genderqueer. 1 presenter at #AWP21, 1 presenter at #AWP20, and 0 presenters at #AWP19 identified as intersex. 204 presenters at #AWP21, 470 presenters at #AWP20, and 550 presenters at #AWP19 identified as male. 7 presenters at #AWP21 and 18 presenters at #AWP20 identified as nonbinary. 0 presenters at #AWP20 and 2 presenters at #AWP19 identified as transsexual. 6 presenters at #AWP21, 8 presenters at #AWP20, and 10 presenters at #AWP19 identified as transgender. 1 presenter at #AWP21, 1 presenter at #AWP20, and 3 presenters at #AWP19 identified as two-spirit. 8 presenters at #AWP21, 8 presenters at #AWP20, and 9 presenters at #AWP19 identified as “other” gender identified here. 85 presenters at #AWP21, 120 presenters at #AWP20, and 135 presenters at #AWP19 identified as multiple genders.]

Presenters for #AWP21 were reduced by approximately half this year due to a more limited proposal process and the acceptance of fewer events overall, which accounts for the dramatic differences in these numbers for #AWP21.

*Statistics reflect a 93.1% response rate among #AWP19 presenters.
Statistics reflect a 94.6% response rate among #AWP20 presenters.
Statistics reflect a 95.8% response rate among #AWP21 presenters.

 

2021 Proposed Presenters by Gender Compared to Accepted Presenters*

This bar graph compares the number of proposed presenters by gender compared to accepted presenters. 0 proposed presenters and 0 accepted presenters identified as agender. 1 proposed presenter and 1 accepted presenter identified as bigender. 2 proposed presenters and 2 accepted presenters identified as cisgender. 842 proposed presenters and 546 accepted presenters identified as female. 4 proposed presenters and 4 accepted presenters identified as genderfluid. 10 proposed presenters and 6 accepted presenters identified as genderqueer. 298 proposed presenters and 204 accepted presenters identified as male. 9 proposed presenters and 7 accepted presenters identified as nonbinary. 10 proposed presenters and 6 accepted presenters identified as transgender. 3 proposed presenters and 1 accepted presenter identified as two-spirit. 15 proposed presenters and 8 accepted presenters identified as “other” gender not identified here. 78 proposed presenters and 38 accepted presenters chose not to identify. 124 proposed presenters and 85 accepted presenters identified as multiple genders

*Statistics reflect a 94.4% response rate among 2021 presenters.

**This data represents a 100% acceptance rate for bigender proposed presenters, a 100% acceptance rate for cisgender proposed presenters, a 64.8% acceptance rate for female proposed presenters, a 100% acceptance rate for proposed genderfluid presenters, a 60% acceptance rate for proposed genderqueer presenters, a 100% acceptance rate for proposed intersex presenters, a 68.5% acceptance rate for proposed male presenters, a 77.8% acceptance rate for proposed nonbinary presenters, a 60% acceptance rate for proposed transgender presenters, a 33% acceptance rate for proposed two-spirit presenters, a 53.3% acceptance rate for proposed presenters who identified as “other” gender not specified, a 68.5% acceptance rate for proposed presenters who identified as multiple genders.

 

2021 Presenters Who Identify Themselves by Race or Ethnicity*

This pie chart shows the number of AWP presenters who identified themselves by race. The chart shows that 19 presenters identify as American Indian or Alaskan Native, 91 identify as Asian, 114 identify as Black or African American, 83 identify as Hispanic or Latino, 2 identify as Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 340 identify as white. 33 presenters identify as “other” race not identified here. 121 presenters chose not to identify. 106 presenters identify as mixed race.

*Statistics reflect an 86.7% response rate among 2021 presenters.

** Presenters identifying as mixed race include American Indian or Alaskan Native (25), Asian (33), Black or African American (18), Hispanic or Latino (17), Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (1), White (12)

 

2021 Presenters by Race or Ethnicity Compared to Previous Conferences*

These pie charts show data for presenters that identified by race and ethnicity in #AWP21, #AWP20, and #AWP19. 19 presenters at #AWP21, 79 presenters at #AWP20, and 31 presenters at #AWP19 identified as American Indian or Alaskan Native. 91 presenters at #AWP21, 237 presenters at #AWP20, and 220 presenters at #AWP19 identified as Asian. 114 presenters at #AWP21, 79 presenters at #AWP20, and 31 presenters at #AWP19 identified as Black or African American. 83 presenters at #AWP21, 270 presenters at #AWP20, and 159 presenters at #AWP19 identified as Hispanic or Latino. 2 presenters at #AWP21, 7 presenters at #AWP20, and 4 presenters at #AWP19 identified as Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 340 presenters at #AWP21, 683 presenters at #AWP20, and 877 presenters at #AWP19 identified as White. 33 presenters at #AWP21, 90 presenters at #AWP20, and 101 presenters at #AWP19 identified as “other” race or ethnicity not specified here. 106 presenters at #AWP21, 190 presenters at #AWP20, and 199 presenters at #AWP19 identified as mixed race.

*Statistics reflect an 81.9% response rate among #AWP19 presenters.
Statistics reflect an 86.1% response rate among #AWP20 presenters.
Statistics reflect an 86.1% response rate among #AWP21 presenters.

 

2021 Proposed Presenters by Race or Ethnicity Compared to Accepted Presenters*

This bar graph compares the number of proposed presenters by race and ethnicity compared to accepted presenters. 22 proposed presenters and 19 accepted presenters identified as American Indian or Alaskan Native. 110 proposed presenters and 91 accepted presenters identified as Asian. 152 proposed presenters and 114 accepted presenters identified as Black or African American. 114 proposed presenters and 83 accepted presenters identified as Hispanic or Latino. 2 proposed presenters and 2 accepted presenters identified as Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 604 proposed presenters and 340 accepted presenters identified as white. 48 proposed presenters and 33 accepted presenters identified as “other” race or ethnicity not specified here. 199 proposed presenters and 121 accepted presenters chose not to identify. 146 proposed presenters and 106 accepted presenters identified as mixed race.

*Statistics reflect an 85.7% response rate among 2021 presenters..

**This data represents a 86.6% acceptance rate for American Indian or Alaskan Native presenters, 82.7% acceptance rate for Asian presenters, 75% acceptance rate for Black or African American presenters, 72.8% acceptance rate for Hispanic or Latino presenters, 100% acceptance rate for Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander presenters, 56.3% acceptance rate for white presenters, 68.8% acceptance rate for presenters who identified as “other” race or ethnicity not specified, 60.8% acceptance rate for presenters who chose not to identify, and 72.6% acceptance rate for mixed race presenters.

 

2021 Presenters Who Identify Themselves by Disability*

 This pie chart shows the number of AWP presenters who identified themselves by disability. The chart shows that 4 presenters identify as having an ambulatory disability, 1 as having a blind or vision disability, 6 as having a cognitive or learning disability, 7 as having a deaf or hearing disability, 39 as having depression or anxiety, 3 as having a mental disability, 10 as having a physical disability, 2 as having a speech disability, 0 as having a self-care disability. 2 presenters identified as having “other” disability not specified here. 29 presenters identified as having multiple disabilities.

*Statistics reflect a 11.3% response rate among 2021 presenters. On the question used to gather this data, ‘no disability’ was not an option. As such, the number of presenters who chose not to identify is not included in the data. It also explains the low response rate compared to other charts in this report. .

** Presenters identifying as having multiple disabilities include Ambulatory (10), Cognitive or Learning (5), Deaf or Hearing (3), Depression or Anxiety (10), and Physical (1)

 

2021 Presenters by Disability Compared to Previous Conferences*

This bar graph shows data for presenters that identified by gender in #AWP21 and #AWP20. 4 presenters at #AWP21 and 19 presenters at #AWP21 identified as having an ambulatory disability. 1 presenter at #AWP21 and 8 presenters at #AWP20 identify as having a blind or vision disability. 6 presenters at #AWP21 and 14 presenters at #AWP20 identified as having a cognitive or learning disability. 39 presenters at #AWP21 and 78 presenters at #AWP20 identified as having depression or anxiety. 3 presenters at #AWP21 and 5 presenters at #AWP20 identified as having a mental disability. 2 presenters at #AWP21 and 2 presenters at #AWP20 identified as having a speech disability. 2 presenters at #AWP21 and 12 presenters at #AWP20 identified as having “other” disability not specified here. 29 presenters at #AWP21 and 55 presenters at #AWP20 identified as having multiple disabilities.

*Statistics reflect a 11.3% response rate among #AWP21 presenters.

Statistics reflect a 9.6% response rate among #AWP20 presenters.

 

2021 Proposed Presenters by Disability Compared to Accepted Presenters*

This bar graph compares the number of proposed presenters by disability compared to accepted presenters. 5 proposed presenters and 4 accepted presenters identify as having an ambulatory disability. 2 proposed presenters and 1 accepted presenter identify as having a blind or vision disability. 10 proposed presenters and 6 accepted presenters identify as having a cognitive or learning. 10 proposed presenters and 7 accepted presenters identify as having a deaf or hearing disability. 59 proposed presenters and 39 accepted presenters identify as having depression or anxiety. 7 proposed presenters and 3 accepted presenters as having a mental disability, 11 proposed presenters and 10 accepted presenters as having a physical disability, 2 proposed presenters and 2 accepted presenters identify as having a speech disability, 1 proposed presenter and 0 accepted presenters identify as having a self-care disability. 3 proposed presenters and 2 accepted presenters identified as having “other” disability not specified here. 45 proposed presenters and 29 accepted presenters identified as having multiple disabilities.

*Statistics reflect a 11.1% response rate among 2021 presenters.

**This data represents a 80% acceptance rate for presenters with an ambulatory disability, 50% acceptance rate for presenters with a blind or vision disability, 60% acceptance rate for presenters with a cognitive or learning disability, 70% acceptance rate for presenters with a deaf or hearing disability, 66.1% acceptance rate for presenters with depression or anxiety, 42.9% acceptance rate for presenters with a mental disability, 90.9% acceptance rate for presenters with a physical disability, 100% acceptance rate for presenters with a speech disability, 0% acceptance rate for presenters with a self-care disability, 66.7% acceptance rate for presenters with “other” disability not identified here, 64.4% acceptance rate for presenters who identified as having multiple disabilities.

 

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