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17 March 2020

We Are Here To Support You! **New Tapia Deadlines**

In these unprecedented times, the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is ongoing and at incredible speed. The world is battling this issue at a large scale and it will take all of us working together to keep each other as safe as possible. Information is ever changing and all of us are faced with challenges at school, work and home. As new advisories and restrictions are implemented, we want to assure you that we are here to support you. We continue to monitor the situation and will post updates on COVID-19 on our Tapia Conference website.

We understand the stresses from the many changes and decided that one thing that we can do to help is extend the Tapia Call for Participation (CFP) submissions and ALL Scholarship applications deadlines.

The new deadlines are:
– Tapia 2020 CFP deadline is now Monday, April 13, 2020
– Tapia 2020 Scholarships deadline is now Monday, April 13, 2020 (includes Posters, Doctoral Consortium and all other student and faculty applications)

Our Tapia infrastructure committee members, committee chairs and reviewers are all committed to ensure you have an opportunity to complete your program submission and scholarship applications amidst these complicated times. The CMD-IT community is unique in that we consistently look out for each other and we are reminded of our human impact in the world. We are with you in spirit and will work to be creative in supporting this community throughout these trying times. Please continue to reach out to us with your questions and concerns.

We look forward to welcoming all of you to the 2020 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing in Dallas TX on September 16-19, 2020.