ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference
September 16-19, 2020
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:
- Celebrate the diversity that exists in computing;
- Connect with others with common backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, and gender so as to create communities that extend beyond the conference;
- Obtain advice from and make contacts with computing leaders in academia and industry;
- Be inspired by great presentations and conversations with leaders with common backgrounds.
Inclusion Drives Innovation reminds us of the critical role that diverse perspectives play in driving innovations in computing and technology. Creating teams, organizations, and societies that are inclusive and respectful of differences leads to greater innovations that benefit the world.
The Tapia Conference provides conference travel scholarships for students (community college/undergraduate/graduate), and post-docs at colleges/universities in the U.S and U.S. Territories. Scholarships are also provided for faculty at Minority Serving Institutions. Scholarships include conference registration, meals during the conference, hotel accommodations, and a reimbursable travel stipend. Tapia scholarships are generously funded by government and industry organizations. The Tapia Conference is unable to provide scholarships for individuals studying/working at foreign colleges/universities. Scholarships are reviewed by over 90 professional volunteers in industry and academia.