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Dear SIGMMers,

Please note the great opportunity for young members below. Due March 15.

Shih_Fu Chang

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 
academic mentors.

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 
contact ACM at [log in to unmask]