The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly and dramatically shifted the ways in
which we all live, learn, and work. CMD-IT has not been immune to these shifts, and we've been busy figuring out the impact of the crisis on the Tapia Celebration.
Our top concern remains the safety and well being of our community and so we have decided to host the 2020 Tapia Celebration virtually September 16-19th.
We are working with our committee chairs and their committee members to make sure that we will continue to meet our goal 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;
- Connect with others with common backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, and gender so as to create communities that extend beyond the conference;
- Obtain advice from and make contacts with computing leaders in academia and industry;
- Be inspired by great presentations and conversations with leaders with common backgrounds.
We have selected a platform that will enable us to continue to offer keynote sessions, panels, workshops, birds of a feather sessions, posters, the doctoral consortium and our career fair.
As the Tapia Celebration moves to a virtual format, we would love to share your video about
your experience of past Tapia Celebrations and provide tips for first timers.
If this is your first time, how did you hear about Tapia or CMD-IT and what are you most looking forward to experience at the conference? We will feature some of these videos on our website, social media and at the virtual conference. Submit your video today!
We would like to thank all of committee chairs and members who have continued to volunteer to support us during this most challenging of times. And a special thanks to our sponsors for continuing to support our work and are helping us bring the conference to you.
We will be keeping you posted in the coming weeks with more details and opening registration in June. We encourage everyone to
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