Inclusion Drives Innovation
The Call for Participation for the 2020 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference is Open!
The ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing conference, presented by CMD-IT, is the premier venue to acknowledge, promote and celebrate diversity in computing.
The goal of the Tapia Conferences is to bring together undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and ethnicities to:
Celebrate the diversity that exists in computing;
with others with common backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, and gender so as to create communities that extend beyond the conference;
from and make contacts with computing leaders in academia and industry;
by great presentations and conversations with leaders with common backgrounds.
Tapia 2020 builds upon the success of Tapia 2019, which included a diverse audience of over 1920 attendees from industry, academia, government and nonprofits.
The 2020 Tapia conference theme
Inclusion Drives Innovation
reminds us of the critical role that diverse perspectives play in driving innovations in computing and technology. Creating teams, organizations, and societies that are inclusive and respectful of differences leads to greater innovations that benefit the world.
covering technical topics in computing such as quantum computing, blockchain, the era of post-Moore Law, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, Internet of Things, robotics, security, privacy, virtual/augmented reality, human-centric computing, smart mobility, social computing, and other related topics.
Professional Development for Industry/Government Agencies: covering topics particular to professionals in industry or government agencies such as entrepreneurship, effective communication, networking, bringing your full self to the workplace, career paths, mentoring networks, and other related topics.
Professional Development for Academia: covering topics particular to undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, or administrators, such as networking, leadership, applying for graduate school/fellowships, academic careers, effective teaching of computing, and other related topics.
to increasing participation by
in computing, topics such as such as culturally relevant computing, gender-inclusive design, accessibility, unconscious bias, imposter syndrome, recruitment and retention, outreach and other related topics.
Student Posters/ACM Student Research Competition (SRC)
: Undergraduate and graduate s
tudents are encouraged to present their latest research results and methodologies. Posters are appropriate for work in progress, preliminary results, and late-breaking research results.
Doctoral Consortium: The Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for Ph.D. students to discuss and explore their research interests and career objectives with a panel of established researchers in computing. Ph.D. students who have decided on their thesis research topics and have produced (either preliminary or substantial) thesis research results are eligible to submit.
All program submissions for the Tapia 2020 Conference are due by Friday, March 9, 2020 at 11:59 PM Pacific