February 03, 2023

Tapia 2023 – Call for Participation is Now Open!

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 gender 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 Conference brings together CMD-IT’s target communities: African Americans/Blacks, Native Americans/Indigenous People, Hispanics/Latinxs, and People with Disabilities.

The Call for Participation for Tapia 2023 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
  • 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
  • Scholarships: Students and post-docs at institutions in the U.S. or U.S. Territories and faculty at Minority Serving Institutions are welcome to apply for a Tapia scholarship

The submission deadline for all components is:
February 20, 2023, 11:59 PM HST (Hawaii Standard Time).

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