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.

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.

Location: The Snowbird Resort is located in the Wasatch Mountains about 30 miles from Salt Lake City. A top-rated ski resort in the winter, off-season at Snowbird offers hiking amidst beautiful scenery.

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CRA continues to monitor the situation concerning COVID-19 and its potential impact on our upcoming CRA’s Conference at Snowbird, July 21-23, 2020. At the moment, the circumstances remain too uncertain for us to make any decisions about whether the conference will take place as planned.

We believe there is great value in bringing together the leadership of the computing research community in-person at Snowbird and will do all that we can to make that happen this July. But, obviously, health and safety concerns are paramount and we plan to heed Federal, State and local guidance about travel and public gatherings.

While we are not yet sure when we will make the decision to go ahead with the conference as in the past or modify it in some form, our intention is to decide with sufficient time for those who plan to attend to make their arrangements. Until then, it may be worthwhile to hold off on making travel plans.

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2020 Conference
Tuesday, July 21, 2020, Conference begins with late afternoon reception
Wednesday – Thursday, July 22-23, 2020, Conference full days

Past Conferences: 2018 – 2016 – 2014 201220102008200620042002

Images from the 2018 Conference:

2018 CRA Snowbird