This article is published in the November 2012 issue.

2013 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference

The Coalition to Diversity Computing (CDC) is gearing up to for the 2013 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference, which will be held in Washington, DC, Feb. 7-10, 2013.  The conference, now in its seventh year, brings together diverse technical leaders to present state-of-the art topics in computing.  The Tapia conference has a tradition of providing a supportive networking environment for under-represented groups across the broad range of computing and information technology, from science to business to the arts to infrastructure.

The call for participation is now open, and submissions are being invited for panel discussions, student research posters, birds-of-a-feather (BoF) sessions, and workshops.   Applications are also being accepted for the Doctoral Consortium.  Students can also apply for a scholarship to attend the conference.  (The deadline to apply for scholarships is November 25, 2012.)

Confirmed speakers for this year’s conference include Vint Cerf (Google’s VP and ACM President), Armando Fox (UC Berkeley), Anita Jones (University of Virginia), Jeanine Cook (New Mexico State University), Annie Antón(Georgia Tech), and Hakim Weatherspoon (Cornell University).   For more information, visit the Tapia 2013 website,

The Tapia conference is organized by the Coalition to Diversify Computing (CDC), sponsored by the

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and in cooperation with the IEEE-Computer Society and the Computing Research Association (CRA).  We hope to see you there!