ACM Membership

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ACM offers the resources, access and tools to invent the future. No one has a larger global network of professional peers. No one has more exclusive content. No one presents more forward-looking events. Or confers more prestigious awards. Or provides a more comprehensive learning center. 

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Meet ACM Distinguished Speaker Richard Stallman

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.

ACM Student Research Competition

The ACM Student Research Competition, sponsored by Microsoft Research, is an internationally recognized venue enabling undergraduate and graduate students to experience the research world, share research results and exchange ideas, rub shoulders with academic and industry luminaries, understand the practical applications of their research and gain recognition.

Meet Ray Kurzweil

Raymond Kurzweil is a Director of Engineering at Google. He is well-known for his predictions about how advances in technology will shape the future. He received ACM’s Grace Murray Hopper Award in 1978 for his invention of a computer-based machine that read pages aloud to the blind. “There is a virtual and augmented reality revolution now getting started using external devices.”

Meet Lorrie Cranor

Lorrie Faith Cranor is Chief Technologist at the Federal Trade Commission. An ACM Fellow and USACM member, she is a Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. “Consumer protection related to privacy and security are areas near and dear to me.”

Why I Belong to ACM

Hear from Bryan Cantrill, vice president of engineering at Joyent, Ben Fried chief information officer at Google, and Theo Schlossnagle, OmniTI founder on why they are members of ACM.

Become an Ambassador for ACM

Encourage your colleagues to join ACM, share the benefits of ACM and receive free gifts for participating. Your support of ACM is critical to our continuing efforts to advance computing as a science and a profession. 

ACM Members Around the World

Membership Options and Rates

Membership options and rates for professionals, students, those residing in developing countries, and members of other computing societies.

Request ACM Membership Information

Encourage your peers, colleagues and students to join ACM—request membership applications, brochures and posters to  promote ACM membership at your institution.

Become an ACM Preferred Employer

Empower your staff, gain recruiting advantages and enjoy financial benefits. Become an ACM Preferred Employer, and your technical staff will enjoy all the benefits of ACM Professional Membership and access to the ACM Digital Library at a preferred rate.

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.

Lifelong Learning

ACM offers lifelong learning resources including online books from Safari, online courses from Skillsoft, webinars on the hottest topics in computing and IT, and more.

Order Complimentary Materials for Your Students!

ACM offers complimentary materials for students and professionals interested in the computing field. These materials are available to educators and students for educational use.

Meet Computing Professionals Near You

ACM has launched a local events initiative in several major US cities to help computer professionals like you build personal networks of smart technical people nearby. You can share work experiences and insight, discuss new research ideas and provide guidance in finding a job or launching a new venture.

Customer Service FAQ

Do you have questions about your member benefits, how to update your contact information, how to renew your membership, or claim missing issues? If so, visit ACM’s Customer Service FAQ for answers to these questions and more.