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May a man attend a workshop entitled “Young women in [domain]”?

"We encourage all participants - male and female" There is no need to look into it further than that. They encourage you to come and you want to go. I don't see any reason why you wouldn't want to ...
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Should I have doubts if the organizers of a workshop ask me to sign a behavior agreement upfront?

Plain and clear: Turn around and run. We know, of course, nothing about your actual event, but that kind of language and mindset is absolutely impossible. Unless you are trying to get into such ...
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Should I have doubts if the organizers of a workshop ask me to sign a behavior agreement upfront?

Should you be worried about "legal actions"? Maybe. I deem unlikely that any jurisdiction has specific laws for you not attending a workshop (of course I am not a lawyer and you never know, maybe ...
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Should I have doubts if the organizers of a workshop ask me to sign a behavior agreement upfront?

SCAM! They avoid answering a valid legal question, try to make you feel bad for asking, and apply pressure to make you ignore the legal issue. If you run a con, that's how you do it. Bonus points ...
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May a man attend a workshop entitled “Young women in [domain]”?

Yes, you are definitely welcome to attend. Looking at previous workshops in the "Young Women in..." series, you can see from the photos that some of the participants appear to be male.
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A few students requesting to cancel lectures due to their personal reasons. What should I do?

If you do this for a minority, then you will have to do it every time a few students have some excuse. I suggest that you don’t consider this and make it clear that if they miss lectures then it is ...
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May a man attend a workshop entitled “Young women in [domain]”?

Not only should you definitely go if you would like to, but you and other readers can use this as an interesting moment (and this is not meant as an attack on the original poster in any way) to ...
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What is the point in publishing a paper in a workshop rather than in a conference?

In my research area (software engineering), points why people submit to workshops include the following: Lower barrier for acceptance: Some works are inherently hard to get accepted at top-notch ...
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First-year PhD giving a talk among well-established researchers in the field

Let's flip this question around and imagine that you, as a first year anthropology PhD student, are now visiting your high school. One of the students asked your former teachers if you would be ...
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Should I have doubts if the organizers of a workshop ask me to sign a behavior agreement upfront?

I'm not at your career stage, but I would be incensed if I got such a response. Granted, as already pointed out, your letter was sort of naive, but his level of rudeness was uncalled for. Unless ...
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Paper status "Accept with Shepherd". What does it really mean?

Your paper will be shepherded. The conference organizers will assign a contact person called shepherd to your paper, who guides you through a sequence of revisions (for further information, see the ...
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A few students requesting to cancel lectures due to their personal reasons. What should I do?

There is really no need to do this. Lecture is an efficient way for a single person to help a group to learn, but it isn't the most effective way for an individual to learn material. There are other ...
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May a man attend a workshop entitled “Young women in [domain]”?

There are two kinds of workshops organized for women. A. One kind is a place where women can build confidence, for example, by presenting to an audience where there will be lots of supportive women ...
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Should I have doubts if the organizers of a workshop ask me to sign a behavior agreement upfront?

The initial agreement is perhaps a bit heavy handed but not too strange and comes across a covering themselves against people who see the workshops as an opportunity to spend a few days in a hotel ...
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What percentage of registered participants eventually show up at conferences?

I am afraid that, especially for a small meeting, the variation of how many do not show up will be too large to be useful. For example, if I am organizing a 50-person event I would expect that ...
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Does attending many conferences/workshops increase your chances of landing a post-doc?

Just being physically present doesn't do anything. Networking and meeting people who can hire you or speak well of you to others is valuable. There's no magic "number of conferences", you ...
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May a man attend a workshop entitled “Young women in [domain]”?

I wouldn't say it would be awkward. On the contrary, it would be very pleasing for the organization commitee that the workshop has reached beyond their targeted audience despite the title. Of course, ...
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What is the point in publishing a paper in a workshop rather than in a conference?

Workshops are specialized and you can meet the "gurus" in your field. This is important for networking and also for very good feedback/discussions etc. Notice also that some workshops (at least in TCS)...
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May a man attend a workshop entitled “Young women in [domain]”?

I think the other answers cover the general case well, however, I can give you a more specific answer: A few years ago, I and a few colleagues were also interested in some of the talks in one of ...
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May a man attend a workshop entitled “Young women in [domain]”?

"everybody is welcome to attend the workshop. We encourage all participants - male and female" This is your answer. The title (and indeed the content) is meant to showcase the work of promising ...
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First-year PhD giving a talk among well-established researchers in the field

The conference organizer thought you had enough snap to run a presentation to this august body. Given that you have a previous and good relationship with the organizer I discount that you are being ...
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Paper status "Accept with Shepherd". What does it really mean?

In my experience as a conference program chair, shepherding is usually applied to borderline papers, where the chairs think the paper has valuable material but flaws too serious for publication in its ...
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Does attending many conferences/workshops increase your chances of landing a post-doc?

Attendance alone means little. But attendance is an opportunity to start to build a network that can serve you well later. If you, and your work, are known to many people and you are seen as a helpful ...
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Oral vs Poster vs Workshop. Which is the most prestigious in the context of Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence?

0. Invited/plenary talk at the main conference 1. Paper in the main proceedings with an oral presentation 2. Paper in the main proceedings with a poster presentation 3. Everything else Having a ...
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Should I have doubts if the organizers of a workshop ask me to sign a behavior agreement upfront?

TLDR; Instead of essentially saying, "This is the reason, why Mr. Jones is spending so g*dd*** much," I'd expect a seasoned organizer to say something more along the lines of, "Mr. Jones is making an ...
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First-year PhD giving a talk among well-established researchers in the field

Go ahead and present (the whole point of conferences and workshops is to give and receive criticism on your and others' research) Academia should be about ideas and research, not "status". If you ...
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Publishing a paper in my own workshop

Yes, you can submit, but if you are concerned about fairness, as seems obviously true since you are asking, then you may need to leave all reviewing to others. You might, however, also consult the ...
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What kind of audience can I expect for a scientific talk at University?

The answer to this question will vary from school to school. Typically speaking, you could expect faculty, staff scientists, post-docs, and graduate students at a generic guest speaker's presentation. ...
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What is a shared task? and what is the purpose of it?

The rationale is to get a bunch of smart people together to actually solve or at least make progress on open academic problems. I've never been to a "workshop" that actually did any work on the ...
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