ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing

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Tapia 2018

Orlando, FL
September 19-22, 2018

The Tapia conference 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:

Diversity: Roots of Innovation. The 2018 Tapia conference theme reminds us to celebrate the historical role of diversity with respect to STEM innovation, and declare it as a standard essential set of roots for computing innovation in the future. Conquering computing challenges going forward–while ensuring benefits across all global citizens–whether it is artificial intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity, or a range of other subjects, requires the resources, talent, and experiences from a diverse collective. Just as we have embraced risk-taking, perseverance, and creativity as cornerstones of innovation, organizations and society must treat diversity with the same reverence. This should be reflected in leadership, strategies, and policies charging forward.

TAPIA 2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS SEPTEMBER 19-22, 2018

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  • Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology logo

The Tapia Conferences are sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery and presented by the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology (CMD-IT).