Please note the great opportunity for young members below. Due March 15.
Empowering the Next Generation of Computing Leaders
The ACM Future of Computing Academy (ACM-FCA) is a new initiative
created by ACM to support and foster the next generation of computing
professionals. The Academy is a platform that enables the next
generation of researchers, practitioners, educators and entrepreneurs to
develop a coherent and influential voice that addresses challenging
issues facing the field and society in general. The ACM-FCA will seek to
harness collective action to define and launch new ACM initiatives that
will carry us into the future.
It is important to note that membership in the Academy is a commitment,
not an award. Members of the Academy are expected to engage in activity
for the benefit of the next generation of computing professionals. They
have the privilege and responsibility to become the voice of the future
of the computing field at large and of ACM specifically.
The ACM-FCA will provide its members an uncommon opportunity to expand
their network beyond their immediate professional environment. It is a
unique chance to work with other accomplished individuals from diverse
areas of computing towards the common goal of shaping the future of the
computing community and society. Academy members will develop a network
of individuals looking to support, drive and develop the field and
profession of computing. In addition, members of the academy and ACM
will be encouraged to develop an extended network of practitioner and
To launch the inaugural ACM-FCA class, ACM is looking for applications
from outstanding early career individuals in the field of computing with
the potential to further the goals and mission of the Academy. Since the
goal is to lay the foundation for future generations of computing
professionals, we anticipate that members of the ACM Future of Computing
Academy will typically be in their 20s and early 30s.
The inaugural meeting of the ACM Future of Computing Academy will be on
June 25, 2017 in San Francisco. ACM-FCA members will also be invited to
attend ACM's celebration of 50 years of the ACM Turing Award on June 23
- 24 at the Westin St. Francis. ACM will provide financial support for
Academy members to attend the inaugural meeting.
ACM is now accepting applications for the ACM Future of Computing
Academy. The application deadline is March 15, 2017. To be considered
for the ACM-FCA, a complete application package consisting of both the
completed application form plus three endorsements must be received by
March 15, 2017.
If you have questions about the ACM-FCA, please visit the ACM-FCA FAQ or
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