A Practical Guide to the Responsibilities of ACM Chapters

ACM fosters growth in the computing community through its support of  more than 700 professional, student and local Special Interest Group chapters worldwide. These chapters establish a local presence for ACM in international cities large and small and seek to disseminate knowledge and advance the field of computing by sponsoring state-of-the-art seminars on pressing issues in information technology, conducting volunteer training workshops, hosting lectures by highly regarded computer professionals, and more.

Through its sponsorship of chapters, ACM facilitates the exchange of ideas among members from all backgrounds and from all facets of computing, from academia to research to business and industry. The list below lays out items that comprise the nuts and bolts of the responsibilities chapters face in many areas, including finance, membership, and conferences. Please click on any item to learn more.

Chapter Responsibilities

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