Registration opens in May TAPIA 2020 Dallas,TX September 16-19, 2020

2020 Tapia Conference

Increasing Diversity in Computing: A Call to Action

Thursday, September 19, 2019 — 3:00PM - 4:00PM

The goal of the BoF is to bring together attendees who have some evidence-based strategies for broadening participation in computing with those who are interested in identifying effective actions to broaden participation. The focus is on strategies for K-12, higher education (undergraduate and graduate students), and professionals (industry, academia and government). The IEEE Computer article presents some effective strategies in the different areas by different organizations. The article is a good start, but we significantly more is needed to identify a list of effective strategies. The BoF allows us to continue identifying effective strategies from the broader community. This information will be maintained on the CMD-IT website to be available to the broader community, with appropriate links. Further, the BoF will be used as a call to action, in terms of identify the actions that people can take in the workplace or institution environment to increase diversity in computing.

Valerie Taylor, President and CEO of CMD-IT; Director of MCS, Argonne National Laboratory
Telle Whitney, Former CEO, Anita Borg Institute