CRA Events

Past Events
BPCnet.org BPC Plan Workshop

August 3-5, 2022 · BPC

As part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering’s (CISE) commitment to broaden participation in computing (BPC), several NSF CISE programs now require PIs to have a meaningful Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) Plan at the time of the award. Computing departments are encouraged to develop Departmental BPC Plans that faculty can use in their proposals for those NSF programs. To support academic institutions in developing a Departmental BPC Plan, the Computing Research Association (CRA) is hosting an NSF-funded in-person workshop on August 3-5, 2022 in Denver, CO. The workshop will present information on Departmental BPC Plans, hands-on activities and resources to develop Plans, and real-time feedback from BPC Plan consultants. Please check back later for details on how to sign up for these sessions. Participants are also encouraged to meet individually with BPC Consultants by making a free appointment on BPCnet.org.

2022 CRA Conference at Snowbird

July 19-21, 2022 · Snowbird, UT

The biennial CRA Conference at Snowbird is the flagship invitation-only conference for the leadership of the North American computing research community.

CIFellows 2022 Workshop

May 26, 2022 · Hilton National Mall-The Wharf

The event will be a workshop involving both the 2020 and 2021 CIFellow cohorts on May 26th in Washington, DC. We will have a variety of speakers, panels and networking opportunities with members of the computing research community.

NITRD 30th Anniversary

May 25, 2022 · The International Spy Museum

On May 25th, 2022 the 30th anniversary celebration of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program will be held In-Person at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.

Best Practices on using the Cloud for Computing Research Workshop

March 21-22, 2022 · CRA Office

To discuss best practices on using the cloud for computing research and the resulting synergistic opportunities across industry, academia, and government.

2022 CRA Career Mentoring Workshop

February 24-25, 2022 · Washington, DC

The biennial Career Mentoring Workshop was held by the Computing Research Association February 24 - 25, 2022 in Washington, DC. This exciting workshop provides advice and mentoring activities for those starting an academic computing research career. Most attendees are in their first or second year as assistant professors. The workshop, consisting of a series of panels, is interspersed with opportunities to network with senior researchers and representatives from government agencies.

CRA-Industry Virtual Roundtable on Best Practices on Using the Cloud for Computing Research

September 15, 2021 · Virtual

A major focus in computing research across industry, academia, and government is to advance the frontiers of computing by experimenting with leading-edge compute platforms. This was initially at odds with early instances of cloud/warehouse computing that focused on deploying commodity rather than state-of-the-art systems. However, cloud computing platforms have advanced significantly during the last two decades to the point where there are now many notable examples of their use in research. Further, the cloud’s “pay as you go” model has proved attractive for research related to machine learning and data analytics that benefit from elastic provisioning of resources. It is noteworthy that NSF has extended its CloudBank portal with a CloudBank Catalog with links to commercial cloud services that can be paid from NSF grants. Hence, increased use of the cloud for computing research could offer new revenue opportunities to cloud providers, in addition to joint research across industry and academia. There will also likely be a crossover from the use of cloud computing for research to its use in teaching, thereby making future generations of computing professionals more accustomed to cloud platforms.

CRA Industry Roundtable: Corporate Responsibility and Computing Research

July 14, 2021 · Virtual

Today, more companies are deliberately extending their social responsibility initiatives at the behest of investors, customers, and employees. How should industry be viewing and factoring societal equity into its research agendas? This roundtable will explore the concept, principles, and best practices of socially responsible computing research. Ideally, participants will gain a sense of considerations that might apply to their strategic research planning by developing a broad framework for the concept of research equity that goes beyond recent examples in machine learning.

CRA Virtual Conference 2020

July 22-23, 2020 · Virtual

While the biennial CRA Conference at Snowbird will be postponed to next summer, we will be holding an online meeting this summer on Wednesday, July 22nd, and Thursday, July 23rd. 

2020 Career Mentoring Workshop

February 27-28, 2020 · Conrad Washington DC

The eleventh biennial Career Mentoring Workshop was held by the Computing Research Association on February 27 and 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. This exciting workshop provides advice and mentoring activities for those starting an academic computing research career. Most attendees are in their first or second year as assistant professors. The workshop, consisting of a series of panels, is interspersed with opportunities to network with senior researchers and representatives from government agencies.

2019 URMD Grad Cohort

March 22-23, 2019 · Hilton Waikoloa Village

At the CRA URMD Grad Cohort Workshop, participants will spend two days interacting with senior computing researchers and professionals, who will share pertinent information on graduate school survival skills, as well as more personal information and insights about their experiences. The workshop includes a mix of formal presentations and informal discussions and social events. By attending URMD Grad Cohort, participants will build mentoring relationships and develop peer networks that will form the basis for ongoing activities during their graduate career and beyond.

2018 CRA Conference at Snowbird

July 16-18, 2018 · Snowbird, UT

The biennial CRA Conference at Snowbird is the flagship invitation-only conference for the leadership of the North American computing research community.

2018 CRA Grad Cohort Workshop for Underrepresented Minorities + Persons with Disabilities (URMD)

March 16-17, 2018 · Omni San Diego

At the CRA URMD Grad Cohort Workshop, participants spent two days interacting with senior computing researchers and professionals, who shared pertinent information on graduate school survival skills, as well as more personal information and insights about their experiences. The workshop included a mix of formal presentations and informal discussions and social events. By attending URMD Grad Cohort participants were able to build mentoring relationships and develop peer networks that will form the basis for ongoing activities during their graduate career and beyond.

2018 Career Mentoring Workshop

February 26-27, 2018 · Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel

The biennial Career Mentoring Workshop was offered by the Computing Research Association on February 26-27, 2018, at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel in Arlington, V.A.

Summit on Technology and Jobs

December 12, 2017 · Arnold & Porter Kay Scholer

The goal of the summit was to put the issue of technology and jobs on the national agenda in an informed and deliberate manner. The summit brought together leading technologists, economists, and policy experts who offered their views on where technology is headed and what its impact may be, and on policy issues raised by these projections and possible policy responses. The summit was hosted by the Computing Research Association, as part of its mission to engage the computing research community to provide trusted, non-partisan input to policy thinkers and makers.

Leadership in Science Policy Institute

November 6-7, 2017 · Hotel Sofitel

The Computing Research Association’s Computing Community Consortium offers its Leadership in Science Policy Institute to educate computing researchers on how science policy in the U.S. is formulated and how our government works. LiSPI features presentations and discussions with science policy experts, current and former Hill staff, and relevant agency and Administration personnel about mechanics of the legislative process, interacting with agencies, advisory committees, and the federal case for computing.

2016 CRA Conference at Snowbird

July 17-19, 2016 · Snowbird, UT

The biennial CRA Conference at Snowbird is the flagship invitation-only conference for the leadership of the North American computing research community.

2016 CRA Career Mentoring Workshop

February 22-23, 2016 · Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel

The biennial Career Mentoring Workshop was offered by the Computing Research Association February 22-23, 2016, at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel in Arlington, V.A.

Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall Event: Inventing Technology for Homes & Families

October 8, 2015 · cra-w.webex.com

When you attend this Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall Event, you will be a part of a virtual mentoring event. You will learn about A.J. Bernheim Brush's research on technology for homes and families as a Senior Researcher at Microsoft. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask the speaker any questions you might have about research as well as graduate school. Following A.J.'s research presentation, she will lead a mentoring session on "Graduate School in CS: Why go and how do I get there?"

Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall Event: Inventing Technology for Homes & Families

October 8, 2015 · cra-w.webex.com

When you attend this Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall Event, you will be a part of a virtual mentoring event. You will learn about A.J. Bernheim Brush's research on technology for homes and families as a Senior Researcher at Microsoft. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask the speaker any questions you might have about research as well as graduate school. Following A.J.'s research presentation, she will lead a mentoring session on "Graduate School in CS: Why go and how do I get there?"

Privacy by Design – Engineering Privacy

August 31-September 1, 2015 · Pittsburgh, PA

This workshop will survey emerging challenges in engineering privacy from applications of cryptographic protocols and privacy-preserving databases, to formal notations and programming languages in identity management, de-identification, and software specification. This survey will review known challenges, such as understanding privacy policies (e.g., privacy laws in regulated sectors like healthcare and finance; privacy promises in self-regulated sectors like Web services) in computational terms so that tools can be developed to help with their enforcement, which includes conflicts introduced by cross-references from one legal text to another, difficulties reflecting use based models, modeling business process’ compliance with the law; and policy weaknesses exposed by computer scientists that limit the utility of translation for privacy protection (e.g., the atomic view of information types that ignores statistical correlations leading to weak de-identification requirements and ineffective approaches to privacy-preserving big data analytics).

This is part of a series of workshops - view the series page.

Workshop 2: Advancing Data-Intensive Research in Education

May 31-June 2, 2015 · Waterview Conference Center

Workshop with a focus on case studies of big data usage in education, building on insights from the first. Chris Dede from Harvard University is the intellectual lead for this effort.

Leadership in Science Policy Institute

April 27-28, 2015 · Hotel Sofitel, Washington, DC

The CCC will provide funds for hotel accommodations for two nights of local expenses (hotel, meals) for the April 27-28 workshops. Nominees are expected to pay their own travel expenses, though there will be a limited fund available for participants who cannot attend unless their travel is provided.

Workshop 1: Advancing Data-Intensive Research in Education

January 29-30, 2015 · Waterview Conference Center

This workshop is focused on case studies of effective partnerships outside of education between big data producers and consumers

CRA Career Mentoring Workshop 2014

February 24-25, 2014 · Westin Georgetown

The biennial Career Mentoring Workshop was offered by the Computing Research Association on February 24 and 25, 2014, at the Westin Georgetown Hotel in Washington, DC.

Career Mentoring Workshop 2012

February 27-28, 2012 · Fairmont Hotel

Speaker presentations are available by clicking on the links below.

Special Events
CIFellows 2022 Workshop

May 26, 2022 · Hilton National Mall-The Wharf

The event will be a workshop involving both the 2020 and 2021 CIFellow cohorts on May 26th in Washington, DC. We will have a variety of speakers, panels and networking opportunities with members of the computing research community.

NITRD 30th Anniversary

May 25, 2022 · The International Spy Museum

On May 25th, 2022 the 30th anniversary celebration of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program will be held In-Person at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.

2019 URMD Grad Cohort

March 22-23, 2019 · Hilton Waikoloa Village

At the CRA URMD Grad Cohort Workshop, participants will spend two days interacting with senior computing researchers and professionals, who will share pertinent information on graduate school survival skills, as well as more personal information and insights about their experiences. The workshop includes a mix of formal presentations and informal discussions and social events. By attending URMD Grad Cohort, participants will build mentoring relationships and develop peer networks that will form the basis for ongoing activities during their graduate career and beyond.

2018 CRA Conference at Snowbird

July 16-18, 2018 · Snowbird, UT

The biennial CRA Conference at Snowbird is the flagship invitation-only conference for the leadership of the North American computing research community.

2018 CRA Grad Cohort Workshop for Underrepresented Minorities + Persons with Disabilities (URMD)

March 16-17, 2018 · Omni San Diego

At the CRA URMD Grad Cohort Workshop, participants spent two days interacting with senior computing researchers and professionals, who shared pertinent information on graduate school survival skills, as well as more personal information and insights about their experiences. The workshop included a mix of formal presentations and informal discussions and social events. By attending URMD Grad Cohort participants were able to build mentoring relationships and develop peer networks that will form the basis for ongoing activities during their graduate career and beyond.

Summit on Technology and Jobs

December 12, 2017 · Arnold & Porter Kay Scholer

The goal of the summit was to put the issue of technology and jobs on the national agenda in an informed and deliberate manner. The summit brought together leading technologists, economists, and policy experts who offered their views on where technology is headed and what its impact may be, and on policy issues raised by these projections and possible policy responses. The summit was hosted by the Computing Research Association, as part of its mission to engage the computing research community to provide trusted, non-partisan input to policy thinkers and makers.

2016 CRA Conference at Snowbird

July 17-19, 2016 · Snowbird, UT

The biennial CRA Conference at Snowbird is the flagship invitation-only conference for the leadership of the North American computing research community.