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 Featured ACM Distinguished Speaker Josiah Dykstra

Josiah Dykstra is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Trail of Bits. He solves ambitious problems by blending high-end security research with a real-world attacker mentality to fortify the code powering the world's most critical organizations and devices. Dykstra previously worked for 19 years at the National Security Agency (NSA) where he advised leadership and employees on technical matters for integrated cybersecurity operations and provided technical direction on projects and programs that enabled high impact operational effects. His lectures include “American Self-Defense in Cyberspace," "Getting Started with Cybersecurity Science," and more.

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ACM Student Research Competition

The ACM Student Research Competition 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 Christina Harrington

Christina Harrington is an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s HCI Institute, where she is Director of the Equity and Health Innovations Design Research Lab. She also has a courtesy appointment in CMU’s School of Design.Among her volunteer activities with ACM, she was a General Co-Chair of the 2023 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency (FAccT). This year, Harrington was recognized with the Computing Research Association’s (CRA) Skip Ellis Early Career Award. In her interview, she discusses “Black-centered design,” broadening the participation of underrepresented groups in computing, and more.

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Meet Adrien Bousseau

Adrien Bousseau is a Senior Researcher at the French National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (Inria). He focuses on helping designers communicate with computers. Bousseau’s work has been applied in areas including architecture, fashion, and industrial design. His honors include a Eurographics 2011 PhD award for his research on expressive image manipulations and a Young Researcher Award from the French National Research Agency (ANR). In his interview, he discusses creating imaging tools, diffusion curves, the challenges of reconstructing drawings as 3D models, and more.

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Lifelong Learning

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

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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. 

Ambassador for ACM Program

Customer Service FAQs

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 FAQs for answers to these questions and more.

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Guiding Members with a Framework of Ethical Conduct

Learn more about ACM’s commitment to ethical standards: the ACM Code of Ethics, Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice, and Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE), which is guiding these and other intiatives.

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.

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.

ACM Local Meet up groups

ACM Members Around the World

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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.

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.

2021-2022 Ambassadors for ACM Grand Prize Recipients

ACM congratulates Kartik Vishwasrao Binagekar, Padre Conceição College of Engineering, India, who won the 2021-2022 Ambassadors for ACM Grand Prize, a Microsoft Surface Go 2. Winning the 2nd Grand Prize (Apple AirPods Pro), was Ayush Kumar, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India.

Ambassadors for ACM Grand Prize winners

Top Ambassadors for ACM

ACM is pleased to announce the following top recruiters in the Ambassadors for ACM member recruitment program for the second quarter of the 2023-2024 program year:

  • October: Narendra Pal Singh Rathore
  • November: Ratnakar Babu Mikkili
                     Sujatha Karimisetty
  • December: Achyuth Anilkumar

These members each received gifts from ACM acknowledging their initiative in sharing the importance of ACM's valuable programs. Learn more about rules, recruitment tips and tools, and prizes.

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. ACM will cover the cost of transportation for the speaker to travel to your event.

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.

News Resources for Members

ACM Bulletins - ACM member news
People of ACM Bulletins - highlighting outstanding ACM members
MemberNet - quarterly newsletter of ACM people and activities
CareerNews - digest of career-related topics
ACM-W Connections Newsletter - from ACM's Women in Computing

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 keeps ACM moving: organizing conferences, editing journals, reviewing papers and participating on boards and committees, to name a few. Find out all the ways that you can volunteer with ACM.