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 John Kaufhold

John Kaufhold is a data scientist and managing partner of Deep Learning Analytics, a data science company. He also is Secretary of the Washington Academy of Sciences and is a regular contributor to the DC data community, where he moderates the DC2 Deep Learning discussion list. Kaufhold is an inventor of more than 10 issued patents in image analysis, and author/coauthor of more than 40 publications in machine learning, image understanding and neuroscience.

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ACM Student Research Competition

The ACM Student Research Competition, sponsored by Microsoft, 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 Natalie Enright Jerger

Natalie Enright Jerger is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. She is an ACM Distinguished Member and Vice Chair of two ACM Special Interest Groups on computer architecture, SIGMICRO and SIGARCH. She was recently appointed Co-chair of ACM’s newly-formed Diversity and Inclusion Council. “The piece I’ve been most interested in lately is inclusion—what happens to people once we get them in the door.”

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Meet Robert Sedgewick

Robert Sedgewick is a Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University, where he was the department’s founding Chair. He is best known for his series of Algorithms textbooks, and is the recipient of the 2018 ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, among other honors. “Web content and other modern artifacts are important, but I believe a textbook written by an expert who is trying to lay out what a student can reasonably learn about a subject in a semester is still a critical component.”

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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. 

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.

Vicki Hanson on How Women Are Reshaping Computing

In her blog post for Computer Weekly's WITsend blog, ACM President Vicki Hanson discusses ACM's all-female leadership team, how diversity is helping to redefine what a computing professional is, and how the digital world is expanding career opportunities for non-technical people. "While most will not become expert, basic skills will be required for them to be effective in their careers and to deal with the myriad of online offerings for communication, entertainment, retail, and government services," she says.

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2018-2019 Ambassadors for ACM Grand Prize Recipients

ACM congratulates Janet Renwick of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, who won the 2018-2019 Ambassadors for ACM Grand Prize, an Apple Homepod. Winning the 2nd Grand Prize (a Fitbit Surge) was Pooja Bharadwaj of Cisco Systems India.

Ambassadors for ACM winners

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 - monthly newsletter of ACM people and activities
CareerNews - digest of career-related topics of interest
ACM-W Connections Newsletter - from ACM Women's Council

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.

Lifelong Learning

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

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