Insurance for Chapter Events

Some venues require ACM chapters to provide a certificate of insurance before hosting an event. In order to issue a certificate of insurance, we need the following information:

1. Date of Event

2. Name of Event

3. Name and address of company who will be the certificate holder

4. Service the certificate holder will be providing the conference

5. Location of event, including address

6. Type of event

7. Projected number of participants

8. Number of volunteers

9. Will alcohol be available? If yes, who will provide

10. Contact info to email certificate (name, fax, email)

Please submit this information to Local Activities Coordinator, at least two weeks in advance of the event.

ACM AI/Blockchain Conference for Practitioners

ACM AiDecentralized is a practitioner-oriented conference focusing on the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain. The event will feature some of the world's top experts moving these technologies forward, including ACM A.M. Turing laureate Silvio Micali, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Iraki Beridze and former Wikimedia Foundation Chief Executive Lila Tretikov. The conference was held in Toronto on May 22. View the livestream.

Prediction-Serving Systems

ACM Queue’s “Research for Practice” is your number one resource for keeping up with emerging developments in the world of theory and applying them to the challenges you face on a daily basis. In this installment, Dan Crankshaw and Joey Gonzalez provide an overview of machine learning server systems. What happens when we wish to actually deploy a machine learning model to production, and how do we serve predictions with high accuracy and high computational efficiency? Dan and Joey’s curated research selection presents cutting-edge techniques spanning database-level integration, video processing, and prediction middleware. Given the explosion of interest in machine learning and its increasing impact on seemingly every application vertical, it's possible that systems such as these will become as commonplace as relational databases are today. 

Volunteer with SocialCoder

You can use your technical skills for social good and offer volunteer support on software development projects to organizations who could not otherwise afford it. SocialCoder connects volunteer programmers/software developers with registered charities and helps match them to suitable projects based on their skills, experience, and the causes they care about. Learn more about ACM’s new partnership with SocialCoder, and how you can get involved.