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Nothing wrong, you can organize your own conferences in whatever way you like.

... and you can lose out on the participation of a valuable subset of contributors. This isn't a moral issue, it's a question of maturity, decorum, and being inclusive.

But if you act morally outraged at what others do in the conferences they organize, don't expect much sympathy.

Likewise, if you're a socially ignorant asshat, don't expect people to like you.

Or come to your conferences.

Or invite you to speak at theirs.

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