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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Richard Stallman launched the Free Software Movement in 1983 and began development of the GNU operating system in 1984. Stallman has received the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer award, the Takeda Award for Social/Economic Betterment, and other honors. He has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.
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.
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.
ACM offers resources to recruit members, manage finances, organize meetings and events, schedule speakers, guide member outreach and communications, recognize service, and more.
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.