ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing

Seattle, Washington

The 2014 Richard Tapia Conference is scheduled for February 5-8, 2014 in Seattle, WA.

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:

This year’s conference theme is “The Strength of Diversity” as the Tapia Conference celebrates the contributions to computing by members of broad and diverse communities. Further, the Tapia Conference uniquely supports and mentors diverse communities of students and professionals.

Diversity is often equated with affirmative action and other points of view rooted in social justice. Yet, the research in diversity shows that groups with more diversity perform better than other more uniformed groups. Companies with a diverse employee base tend to produce better financially. Overall, there are many strands of research showing unequivocally why diversity matters. That is the true Strength of Diversity: we are better when many points of views are included in our day to day lives.

Join us to celebrate the diversity in computing and the benefits that computing brings into our lives!

2014 Plenary Speakers

  • Association for Computing Machinery logo
  • Coalition to Diversify Computing logo
  • Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology logo

The Tapia Conferences are organized by the Coalition to Diversify Computing (CDC), sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and presented by the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology (CMD-IT).

  • Computing Research Association logo
  • IEEE Computer Society logo

The conferences are in-cooperation with the Computing Research Association (CRA) and the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS).