Registration is open! Virtual Tapia 2020! September 16-19, 2020

2020 Tapia Conference

Industry/Government Panels & Workshops

Group of attendees at conference session at Tapia 2019

The Industry/Government Panels & Workshops solicits proposals for panel and workshop sessions that aim to engage and stimulate significant discussions on professional development and broadening participation topics that would appeal to professionals in industry and government labs. Submissions should highlight this year’s theme:

Inclusion Drives Innovation. The 2020 Tapia conference theme reminds us of the critical role people of all ethnicities, genders, abilities, religions, and sexual orientations play in driving innovations in computing, technology, and society. Creating teams, organizations, and societies that are inclusive and respectful of everyone and their diverse perspectives leads to greater innovations that benefit the world.

Industry/Government Panels & Workshops are limited to 1 hour (leaving sufficient time for your audience Q&A). Panel or workshop submissions focused on professional development for industry and government agencies must include:
● an abstract (up to 250 words);
● description of the people involved in the workshop or panel;
● the motivation for having each panelists or workshop co-leader;
● the target audience (e.g., undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, administrators, professionals etc.);
● What the takeaway will be for the audience, what will they learn for example, and any other relevant and pertinent information that provides a clear description of the proposal panel or workshop, including, but not limited to, a description of the format.

Industry/Government Panel and Workshop proposals will be evaluated based on relevance to the conference, originality, and quality of the proposal. Submission proposals must conform to the Tapia Format and Submission Guidelines, and must not exceed 2 pages for all text, figures, and references in PDF format.

If you are submitting a panel:

The detailed description should include a description of the panel format (if unconventional) and the position statements for each of the panelists. It is preferred that the specific set of panelists (and their relevant expertise) be set and named at the time of the submission. The description should also describe the format for the post-presentation moderated discussion.

If you are submitting a workshop:

Please provide a detailed description of the proposed workshop in .pdf format. The detailed description should describe the target audience, the topic(s) to be covered, and an outline of the workshop’s agenda including a timeline and the execution plan for the workshop. The execution plan will describe how the workshop will be carried out by its organizers. For example, workshops may provide guided, hands-on activities, lecture-style instruction, interactive audience participatory activities, etc.

The Tapia 2020 Call for Participation is Now Closed

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For questions regarding submissions please contact the Program Committee.