Why Start an ACM Chapter?

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers and abundance of resources that advance computing as a science and a profession.

Our local ACM chapters help to retain and recruit those who are interested in computing by providing a forum for discussion, debate, and dialogue about the issues facing our industry today.

ACM Chapters provide a range of activities and services including talks by local practitioners, visits from prominent speakers on the ACM Distinguished Speakers Program circuit, technical and career workshops, field trips to computing installatons, and social activities.

ACM hopes the local chapters will empower ACM Chapter Members and prospective members to become involved in various activities and promote the field of computing and computer science within their communities.

Forming an ACM Chapter helps members focus on:

  • Engaging students in stimulating computing activities
  • Connecting students with leaders in the field
  • Encouraging students to advance the field of computing
  • Joining mentoring programs for career opportunities
  • Broadening the computing community through ACM
  • Networking with other ACM Chapter leaders and members

Start your chapter now.

If you have further questions regarding starting ACM chapter, please contact local_activities@acm.org

Why I Belong to ACM

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Get Involved with ACM

ACM is a volunteer-led and member-driven organization. Everything ACM accomplishes is through the efforts of people like you. A wide range of activities keep ACM moving, including organizing conferences, editing journals, reviewing papers and participating on boards and committees, to name just a few. Find out all the ways that you can volunteer with ACM.

Publish with ACM

ACM's prestigious conferences and journals are seeking top-quality papers in all areas of computing and IT. It is now easier than ever to find the most appropriate venue for your research and publish with ACM.