About ACM Chapters

ACM’s Professional and Student chapters worldwide serve as hubs of activity for ACM members and the computing community at large. They provide seminars, lectures, learning forums and networking opportunities with peers and experts across the computing spectrum.

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Chapter Administrative Interface

The Administrative Interface helps manage member rosters, add newly elected officers, update address and contact information, submit events to the ACM Local Activities Calendar, and produce annual reports.

Have Questions...Get Answers...Chapters FAQ

Visit ACM Chapters FAQ for answers to questions about web accounts, the administrative interface, annual reports, new chapter officers, and more.

Start an ACM Chapter

ACM local chapters engage members through talks by local practitioners, visits from prominent speakers from the ACM Distinguished Speakers Program, technical and career workshops, field trips to computing installations, and social activities. Chapters are the engines that drive networking and learning on a local level. 

Participate in ACM Student Chapter Excellence Awards

To recognize chapters that demonstrate outstanding achievement in their activities calendar, website utility, recruitment, and community and school service during the academic year, ACM presents cash and other rewards to winning entries. Applications for all categories are due by April 30 each year.

ACM Distinguished Speakers Program

The Distinguished Speakers Program (DSP) is one of ACM's most valued outreach programs, providing universities, corporations, event and conference planners, and local ACM chapters with direct access to top technology leaders and innovators from nearly every sector of the computing industry.

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Meet ACM Distinguished Speaker Masaaki Kurosu

Masaaki Kurosu is a professor at the Open University of Japan. He is also President of HCD-Net (Human Centered Design Network) in Japan. During his career as a usability and UX professional in industry and academia, he has proposed concepts of user engineering, artifact development analysis, and experience engineering. Kurosu has been involved in the SIGCHI conferences since 1989.

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Chapter-in-a-Box: Everything You Need to Run and Grow Your ACM Chapter

Chapter-in-a-Box contains the resources required for organizing and maintaining an ACM chapter. This compilation of materials and practices includes advice about recruiting members, ideas for activities, how-tos for running meetings and conferences, and much more.

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Understanding Chapter Policies

ACM provides guidelines that direct chapters toward effective, efficient operation and accountability. Find out how to assure your chapter’s success as a forum for discussion, debate and dialogue on computing issues, impacts and opportunities.

Chapter Management Toolkit

ACM offers resources to recruit members, manage finances, organize meetings and events, schedule speakers, guide member outreach and communications, recognize service, and more.

Find a Chapter Near You

Chapters are the "local neighborhoods" of ACM. They serve as activity hubs for ACM members and the computing community at large, offering seminars, presentations, and opportunities to meet peers and experts in many computing fields.