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Ideas for Professional Chapter Activities

 

Ideas for Professional Chapter Activities

 

Distinguished Speakers Program/ Lectures

Description: Invite one of ACM’s distinguished speakers to speak with your chapter on a topic of your choice. Plan the event with other local organizations and publicize it well to recruit a big audience or even new chapter members. http://www.dsp.acm.org/

 

Panel Discussions and Roundtables

Description: Invite three or four people from the technological workforce or organize the event with members from your chapter. This will encourage discussions and trade of ideas and opinions.

 

Screenings:

Description: Screening of past ACM/SIG DVDs ie: SIGGRAPH CAF, Electronic Theater, etc. This is also an opportunity to screen locally created short films or preview new animated movies.

 

Joint Meetings

Description: Joint meetings are a great way to interact with local professionals. It is also an opportunity for professional chapters to meet with local Student chapters to teach and advise.

 

Mixers/ Social Events

Description: Host an event, dinner, dessert party where the main purpose is to meet and greet. Have others interact with one another and exchange thoughts and ideas. For a change of pace, these events can be hosted at bowling alleys, bars, restaurants or at a park on a nice day.

 

Sports Teams:

Description: Enlist your chapter in a local sporting league. This will promote unity and bonding amongst chapter members, as well as encourage friendly competition!

 

Holiday Party

Description: Celebrate the holidays together with food, drinks, games and prizes! A great chance to get to know all the members and officers better

 

How-to’s:

Description: Have an expert in a specific field demonstrate and teach. How to’s can range from anything including “How to fix a resume” to “How to use photoshop,” and more! The sky is the limit.

 

Fundraising

Description: Fundraising is a great way to earn money for your chapter to help with conference fees, etc. Raffles, dance-a-thons, coffee and donut sales, are just a few great ways.

 

BYO_:

Bring your own (blank). This is a great opportunity to show case hidden talent. Individuals can showcase their art work, computer graphics/programs, or independent films!

 

Conference

Description: Sponsor or co-sponsor a conference with a local non profit organization. A conference is an excellent platform for researchers in all current areas of information technology to present their latest research findings, as well as an open forum for networking and exchanging of ideas.