Take Advantage of the Benefits of ACM Chapter Membership

ACM encourages growth in the computing community through its support of professional, student, and local Special Interest Group chapters worldwide. These chapters act as ACM’s ‘local neighborhoods’ in cities across the globe and offer members a variety of benefits, including a complimentary subscription to Communications of the ACM, an acm.org email forwarding address, and ACM’s popular ENewsletters, Tech News, Career News, and Membernet.

Regardless of its size or location, every ACM chapter offers members a wealth of benefits, including access to critical research and the opportunity to establish a personal networking system in the region. These chapters host lectures by internationally known computer professionals, sponsor state-of-the-art seminars on the most pressing issues in information technology, and conduct volunteer training workshops. And because of their subject-specific nature, chapters invariably focus on information and insights that cannot easily be found elsewhere.

ACM’s more than 500 student chapters around the world give students an opportunity to play a more active role in the association and its activities. By organizing a variety of events, including technical talks and programming contests, the ACM Student Chapter Program enhances learning through the exchange of ideas among students, and between students and established professionals. Students also benefit, as chapters help them get involved in the business world by providing workshops, resume help, and a focus on career building.

We’ve prepared a short presentation to highlight some of the benefits of ACM chapter membership. In addition those mentioned above, you’ll learn about the tools available to help individuals manage their own chapter, such as an administrative interface, local activities calendar, and access to free promotional material.

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