I am happy to have an update on the SOCG/STOC colocation issue that arose last week. Or, better said, Jeff Erickson has an update, the short summary of which is that it looks like there has now been some very useful clarification. The concerns of the ACM apparently are limited to direct financial support, and the conferences can (formally) co-locate. I encourage you to read the note on Jeff's blog from Paul, and let me echo Jeff's statement here:
"Needless to say, this is fantastic news! I want to publicly thank Paul
and the ACM leadership for quickly clearing up this unfortunate
So say we all.