TAPIA Conference

September 14-18, 2021

A Virtual Experience

CMD-IT/ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference

The Tapia conference is the premier venue to acknowledge, promote and celebrate diversity in computing.

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Conference Goals

The goal of the Tapia Conferences is to bring together undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and ethnicities to:


Celebrate the diversity that exists in computing

Connect with others with common backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, and gender so as to create communities that extend beyond the conference

Obtain advice from and make contacts with computing leaders in academia and industry

Be inspired by great presentations and conversations with leaders with common backgrounds

20 Years of Celebrating Diversity in Computing!

The first Tapia conference was held in Houston, Texas, October 18-21, 2001. We are celebrating 20 years of diverse Computer Scientists contributing to Computing field and leading innovation. Join us in 2021 in our 15th occurrence of the Tapia conference building and supporting a Community of Tech Professionals.