ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing

Austin, TX

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:

The Tapia conference has always been a premier venue to acknowledge, to promote and to celebrate diversity. Given the current global academic, professional and societal climates, the Tapia 2016 conference theme, “Diversity Matters!”, recognizes the Tapia Conference’s commitment to diversity in all its wonderful forms.

Diversity matters for innovation: Solutions derived from restricted, homogenous perspectives are likely to be sub-optimal often missing key insights necessary for broader, more impactful, simply better outcomes.

Diversity matters for knowledge: When we join forces with diverse disciplines, the mergers of computational thinking with other scientific and artistic domains can render unique and compelling solutions that help us tackle the hardest problems facing our world.

Diversity matters for life: Computing advances do not occur in a vacuum; they are not disconnected from our societal challenges. Both science and society benefits when we enable people from all groups to leverage their talents and passions to explore novel ways to change the world.

We look forward to seeing you in Austin, Texas on September 14-17, 2016!

2016 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).