CRA Conference at Snowbird

This invitation-only biennial conference is for chairs of departments of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Information Technology, and leaders from U.S. industrial and government computing research laboratories and centers interested in computing research issues.


After careful consideration of the current and projected situation surrounding the pandemic, CRA has unfortunately decided to cancel the in-person CRA Conference at Snowbird scheduled to take place this August. At this time, there are simply too many uncertainties to move forward.

We believe interaction is a critical feature of this conference. Given we held a virtual version last year, we have decided not to organize a hybrid or entirely virtual meeting this year, as this is typically an off year for Snowbird. CRA is currently planning to hold a full in-person Conference at Snowbird on July 19-21, 2022.

The program committee put in a large amount of work – over two years – and we all owe them a huge debt of gratitude for their efforts: Penny Rheingans (University of Maine) Co-Chair, Jaime Teevan (Microsoft Research) Co-Chair, James Allan (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Christine Alvarado (University of California, San Diego), Lorrie Cranor (Carnegie Mellon University), Kate Larson (University of Waterloo), Ran Libeskind-Hadas (Harvey Mudd College), Patrick Pantel (Facebook) and Divesh Srivastava (AT&T Labs Research).

With the 2022 event, CRA will resume the regular conference pattern of every other year with a conference in subsequent even number years. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. We look forward to seeing everyone in person in 2022!


Invitees: Computer science, computer engineering, and information technology department chairs; assistant, associate, and prospective chairs; directors of graduate or undergraduate education; directors of industry or government research labs/centers; and professional society or government leaders in computing.

Questions: may be addressed to snowbird@cra.org.



Future Conferences:  2022, 2024

Past Conferences: 2020 (virtual) – 2018 – 2016 – 2014 201220102008200620042002

Images from the 2018 Conference:

2018 CRA Snowbird