January 08, 2024

Tapia 2024 – Call for Participation is Now Open!

Tapia 2024 Call for Participation image with past conference attendees

The CMD-IT/ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing conference is the premier venue to acknowledge, promote and celebrate diversity in computing. The Tapia Conference brings 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 genders to create communities that extend beyond the conference
  • Get advice from and make contacts with computing leaders in academia and industry
  • Be inspired by great presentations and conversations with leaders with common backgrounds

The  Tapia 2024 Call for Participation is now open! We invite you to submit any of the following program components:

  • Panels and Workshops: Sessions on current technical topics such as AI, quantum computing, and cybersecurity, as well as topics related to broadening participation in computing and professional development for diverse communities
  • Birds of a Feather (BoF): Sessions that provide an informal, town-hall like forum for the discussion of technical or social issues among interested parties, providing a venue for communities (existing or dynamically organized) to network and collaborate
  • Scholarships: Students and postdocs at institutions in the U.S. or U.S. Territories and faculty at Minority Serving Institutions are welcome to apply for a Tapia scholarship
  • Student Posters/ACM Student Research Competition (SRC): Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to present their latest research results and methodologies
  • Doctoral Consortium: PhD candidates have the opportunity to present and discuss their research with a panel of established researchers

The submission deadline for all components is February 26, 2024, 11:59 PM HST (Hawaii Standard Time).

Click here for additional details and to submit for the Tapia 2024 Call for Participation!