Founded at the Dawn of the Computer Age
“As its name suggests, the Association for Computing Machinery has been around since the days when computers really were machines that filled entire rooms…” began a New York Times article about ACM97, a conference celebrating ACM’s 50th anniversary.
So much has changed since ACM’s founding on September 15, 1947 at the dawn of the computer age.
To mark the 75th anniversary of ACM, we’ll celebrate pivotal moments from ACM’s history through a variety of social media campaigns and we’ll look to the future of computing during a special conference in June.
ACM organized a special one-day conference to celebrate its 75th anniversary. This event was truly a memorable day of panels featuring world-leading scholars and practitioners on topics central to the future of computing. Panelists imagined what might be next for technology and society. ACM’s 75th Anniversary Celebration took place at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco on June 10. View the livestream on demand. Visit the event webpage for more details, including the program.
During ACM’s 75th anniversary, we promote the accomplishments of ACM’s former presidents. To better understand how they served the organization, we invited each of ACM’s living former presidents to participate in a brief Q&A. Through the Q&As, we also learn about important milestones during ACM’s history.